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Workshop Series

NVIATS is pleased to announce our training program series of weekly one hour drop in workshops that will give today’s job hunter the basic job search tools needed to be successful.

Rent Smart

Good tenants. Good landlords. Housing stability. Ready to Rent BC (R2R) provides education and support to tenants, landlords, housing providers, community organizations and systems with the goal of successful tenancies for all. Successful tenancies are key to housing stability, prevention of homelessness and strong communities. Vision Community well-being through housing education and support. EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION R2R opens doors to housing through RentSmart,a prevention approach. R2R’s theory of change is that education is transformative and along with support, is key to developing the combination of life-skills, knowledge and confidence required to have successful tenancies and increase housing stability.RentSmart is available online and in person.

RentSmart has been designed to be integrated into any organization and community. Visit for more information about bringing RentSmart to your community and for online bulk purchasing opportunities.

IT WORKS! R2R and RentSmart Educators collectively evaluate and measure RentSmart’s impact. R2R also conducted a 3rd party evaluation and survey of past graduates. This is what RentSmart graduates had to say:

• 100% said their knowledge about renting increased as a result of taking RentSmart Certificate course

• 86% said maintaining their housing was easier as a result of taking the RentSmart Certificate course

• 79% of graduates said they have a better relationship with their landlord because of the course

• 70% of those who used the RentSmart certificate when applying for housing, said it directly helped them gained housing Tenant life-skills building course.

Upon completion, participants earn RentSmart Certificate, which BC Housing recognizes as positive reference and lets housing providers know graduate has taken the time to learn how to be a good tenant. Certificate can be verified so may be able to act as a reference for additional landlords. RentSmart Basics is a 3 hour introductory course designed to meet unique needs of specific populations such as youth, newcomers, seniors and people transitioning from homelessness. Basics can be used as a precursor to RentSmart Certificate.Professional development course for tenant management and support workers, property managers and landlords. Participants gain skills and tools to support common understanding and manage expectations between landlords and tenants to reduce confusion, miscommunication and conflict. RentSmart Educator (Train the Trainer) certifies individuals and community partners to deliver RentSmart to the communities they serve. RentSmart Educators have access to all RentSmart courses and support. RentSmart graduates can access RentSmart Support to help navigate and address issues or conflicts that may arise around housing.

Upcoming Workshops:

  • With NVIATS on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 9:00am Register
  • With NVIATS on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 9:00am Register
  • With NVIATS on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 9:00am Register

An introduction to social media using Facebook. This session focuses on social networking, best practises, and how Facebook can be used in your job search.  

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Writing a Resume

An introduction to resume writing that will teach you how to provide your qualifications and skills to potential employers. There are several ways of organizing a good resume, depending on your experience, the type of work you want to pursue, and the overall style you would like to use to convey your information to potential employers.

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FOODSAFE Level 1 is a food handling, sanitation and work safety course designed for front line food service workers such as cooks, servers, bussers, dishwashers, and deli workers. The course covers important food safety and worker safety information including foodborne illness, receiving and storing food, preparing food, serving food, cleaning and sanitizing.

The BC Health Act: Food Premises Regulation states that every operator of a food service establishment, and at least one employee on every shift, must hold a FOODSAFE Level 1 certificate, or certificate from a course recognized as equivalent to FOODSAFE.

FOODSAFE Level 1 is delivered as an eight hour face-to-face class.
This training is mobile - if your community requires Food Safe Level 1 call the office today!


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WHMIS - Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS - The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

Is a Canada-wide system designed to give employers and workers information on hazardous materials in the workplace. Any and all workers who may be exposed to hazardous materials in their jobs must receive training regarding the hazards of these materials and the WHMIS system. Specific WHMIS education and training requirements are regulated by each occupational health and safety jurisdiction.

For information on the next class or to see an advisor call:

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Drivers Training

If you have never written the ICBC Drivers Exam this workshop is for you! Spend three half days working with our instructor and learning what you will need to pass the ICBC Written Exam.

This training is mobile - if you community requires this training call the office today!

1211 Cypress St. Campbell River
Call the office for more information: 250.286.3455
Or register here!

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An introduction to social media using LinkedIn. This session focuses on the purpose of LinkedIn, social networking in a professional online environment, best practises, how LinkedIn can be used to promote yourself to potential employers, and job search techniques.

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An introduction to social media using Twitter. This session focuses on social networking, best practises, and how Twitter can be used in your job search.  

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Explore Career Goals

The circle is used as a tool to guide career exploration  while considering an individual gifts, aptitudes, skills; interests; personal style , spirit; values, meaning; balance; learning; work/life roles; and work connections. 

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Money Basics

discussion of money management and the skills you need to better manage your money. Topics include assessing how you manage money, creating a budget, credit and money in the marketplace. 

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