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The BusinessLinks Program at BOB

The BusinessLinks Program at BOB

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  • Building Opportunities with Business BusinessLinks Program 2007-2008
      • The Concept
      • How it Works
      • Programs to Date
    Overview
  • The Concept
      • December 2005
      • In partnership with Western Economic Diversification, ACCESS and Bell, two pilot BusinessLinks launched
    The Conception of the Concept
      • a customized training program that helps bridge the gap between unemployed residents in the inner city and employers
      • brings together unemployed people, employers, specialized instructors and community partner agencies
    A Bridge
  • How it Works
      • job seekers referred from over 40 registered employment agencies
      • the employer is encouraged to participate
        • give a workplace tour
        • provide lunches or bus tickets for participants
        • facilitate a session
        • attend the graduation ceremony at the end of the program
      • customized depending on what sessions the employer suggests should be included
      • Landscaping (Feb 08)
        • Applications: 19 applications
        • Participants: 17 people completed the program.
        • Job Offers: Job offers were made to 10 participants
    The Numbers to Prove It
      • Commercial Cleaner (August 07)
        • Participants: 6 participants started the program and 6 completed
        • Job Offers: Job offers were made to all 6 participants
      • Customer Service (Sept 07)
        • Participants: 6 participants started the program and 6 completed
        • Job Offers: Job offers were made to 4 participants
  • Programs to Date
  • Food Industries – May 2008
    • Salt Tasting Room
    • Chill Winston
    • Potluck Café and Catering
    • Boneta
    • Irish Heather
    • SoCial
    • Out to Lunch Cuisine
  • 2007-08 BusinessLinks
    • Call Centre
    • Housekeeping
    • Commercial Cleaner
    • Banquet/ Event Server
    • Customer Service
    • Landscaping
  • How YOU Can Get Involved
      • 1. Planning Meetings
      • 2. Industry Night (4-6 PM)
      • 3. BusinessLinks Training
      • 4. Interviews
      • 5. BOB Supportive Employment
      • For more information please contact Liz Charyna at
      • 778-328-7669 or email [email_address]
    Criteria for Employer Involvement