BladeRunners Program

BladeRunners is a FREE employment readiness program for people between the ages of 17 – 30 who are experiencing barriers to employment and would benefit from employment support and on-going mentorship.

The program consists of two weeks in the classroom followed by one week of assisted job search. Depending on the area of interest, participants receive certificate training in:

  • Occupational First Aid level 1
  • WHMIS
  • Food Safe
  • Fall Protection
  • Back and Ladder Safety
  • Additional training is available in:
  • Forklift or Aerial Lift
  • Basic Construction Awareness
  • Barista Training
  • BC Federation Young Workers Safety Regulations
  • Serving It Right
  • FoodSafe
  • Basic Microsoft Word
  • $100 Living Allowance

The program provides job readiness and employability skills, assisted job search, ongoing support, and mentorship. Breakfast and lunch is provided each day, along with bus tickets to get to and from training.

Once a job is secured participants receive the appropriate safety gear and tools (if required). Program staff maintain contact with the participants to assist them in dealing with issues that arise on and off of the worksite. Graduates of the program can qualify for further training to enhance their work skills.

For further information about the program contact the John Howard Society at (250) 386-3428 or visit BladeRunners Victoria on Facebook.

Our next hospitality intake is November 27! Ready to get started? Fill out the application below!

BladeRunners Application





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