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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.

Construction Safety Training System - CSTS

Construction Safety Training System (CSTS) ensures that construction worksites are as safe as possible beginning with basic safety training for all employees. CSTS is the only worker-specific safety program of its kind in the province and is acknowledged industry wide as an excellent learning tool for individuals who are either new to the construction industry or have not had formal safety training.

Construction Safety Training System is a self-paced online course broken down into modules and upon successful completion, a certificate will be issued. Certification is valid across Canada and does not expire.

The 15 modules explore various aspects of a construction jobsite with an emphasis on being aware of common hazards and how to avoid them. Students move through the modules at their own pace, testing their knowledge of the content through interactive "question and answer" scenarios.

Module 1: Your Worksite and the Law
Module 2: Personal Physical Care & Conduct
Module 3: Personal Protective Equipment
Module 4: Workplace Hazards
Module 5: Field Level Hazard Assessment
Module 6: WHMIS
Module 7: Worksite Conditions
Module 8: Environmental Factors
Module 9: Fall Protection
Module 10: Emergency Response
Module 11: Ladders & Scaffolding
Module 12: Mobile Equipment
Module 13: Machinery, Tools & Equipment
Module 14: Excavating & Trenching
Module 15: Defensive Driving

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Employment Connections

At Employment Connections, we gather in an informal group as job seekers. The purpose of Employment Connections is to assist with a job hunt and to give and get job search support and advice.

Members might share resumes and cover letters, conduct mock interviews, recommend job leads, and offer general encouragement and advice about the job search.

What Are the Benefits of a Employment Connections?
The most obvious benefit of Employment Connections is that it provides you a space to get advice on your job search.

Members can give you advice on resumes and cover letters, help prepare you for interviews, and more. If it's been awhile since you last applied for a job, getting insight into newer technology (like how to leverage social media in a job search) can be really valuable.

Knowing that you have a weekly meeting on your calendar, and will likely be asked about your progress, could be just the nudge you need to finally send out that cover letter or make that informational interview date.

Another benefit of Employment Connections is that it provides an informal place for networking. Not only will meeting with a regular group help you meet new people, but club members can introduce each other to potential employers. Members can also point out job openings they think might be a good fit for other members.

As well, Employment Connections provide support during what can be a stressful time. Job searching can be overwhelming, lonely, and isolating. That's especially true if you were fired or laid off, and went from being around a big group of colleagues every day to being alone in your home. Meeting with people going through a similar experience can provide much-needed encouragement.

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Customer Service

Customer service training refers to teaching students the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to increase customer satisfaction.

Course content typically includes greeting the customer (either by phone or in person), questioning to understand the customer’s need or problem, listening, confirming understanding, responding with value, using positive language, eliminating jargon, concluding the phone or face-to-face interaction, dealing with angry customers, and the importance of body language and tone of voice.

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Test of Workplace Essentail Skills - TOWES

TOWES is a nationally recognized suite of assessment and training products that use authentic Canadian work and life content to assess and improve critical skills for success in working, learning and life. Our tools accurately measure and build reading, document use and numeracy skills – competencies that are closely linked to productivity, safety, accuracy and ability to learn technical skills.

Employers: can identify and develop workers' skills to safely prepare them for a wide range of jobs.

Educators: can pinpoint areas of strength and weakness to develop focusd and targeted intervention strategies.

Job seekers: can make better informed career and education decisions by identifying and developing thier skills.

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True Colours

True Colors® is a model for understanding yourself and others based on your personality temperament.

The colors of Orange, Gold, Green, and Blue are used to differentiate the four central True Colors® personality styles. Each of us has a combination of the four True Colors that make up our personality spectrum, usually with one of the styles being the most dominant. By identifying your personality (and the personalities of others), True Colors provides insights into different motivations, actions, and communication approaches. The core of the system identifies intrinsic values, motivations, self-esteem, sources of dignity and worthiness, causes of stress, communication styles, listening styles, non-verbal responses, language patterns, social skills, learning styles, environmental motivators, cultural appeal, negative mental states, relationship orientation and ethical behaviors.

Hence, by understanding each individual’s personality type, teams can improve communication through the recognition of a person’s true character, transforming True Colors into an uncomplicated language for every individual to convey complex ideas very simply.

True Colors works because it is based on true principles and easy to remember and use – in all kinds of circumstances – from personal relationships to professional success.

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Serving it Right

Serving It Right is British Columbia’s responsible beverage service program that educates servers, managers, and licensees about their legal responsibilities when serving alcohol and provides techniques to prevent problems associated with liquor service.

The program is designed for people working in tourism and hospitality as well as individuals whose special occasion licence requires them to have Serving It Right.

Serving It Right became mandatory in BC in 1989 and is a joint initiative of the BC Liquor Control and Licensing Branch and the tourism and hospitality industry, with go2HR as the program administrator. It is endorsed by the Alliance of Beverage Licensees of BC, the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association, the BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association, and the BC Hotel Association.

The current version was introduced as a single course in 2007, replacing the previous, separate Licensee and Server versions. It is now a requirement to have a Serving It Right certificate prior to holding a liquor licence.

Serving It Right places an emphasis on:

Signs of intoxication versus impairment;
Legal liability;
Duty of care on and off premises;
The need to create and communicate responsible beverage service policies; and
How to handle situations requiring intervention.

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Myers Briggs Type Indicators

The Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a self-help assessment test which helps people gain insights about how they work and learn. It is a framework for relationship-building, developing positivism, and achieving excellence.

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Confined Space

Confined spaces in the workplace pose a significant risk of injury and death. Hazards in confined spaces can result in fire, explosion, unconsciousness, asphyxiation, or drowning. Confined space incidents can happen suddenly, often without any warning that something is wrong. Employers must take the necessary steps to ensure worker safety around confined spaces.

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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.

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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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