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Encore Careers (55+)

In response to the evolving situation with COVID-19, the ENCORE CAREERS program at Douglas College will be transitioning away from in-person classes moving to virtual/online services and individual meetings only. Please check your emails regularly for program delivery information. Staff continue to work regularly and you can call or e-mail them as needed.

Individuals interested in future sessions are welcome to call and register for an online information sessions. We will return to in-person delivery when it is appropriate and safe to do so. Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. Your safety is important to us. Douglas College is following protocols from Provincial Health Authorities.

Job search for 55+

IDENTIFYING SKILLS | RETIREMENT PLANNING | ENCORE CAREER BRIDGE

Encore Careers is a FREE employment program to assist people aged 55+ in their job search for sustainable employment or self-employment.  Employment supports, skills training and so much more will be provided over 13 weeks.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • 5 weeks of in-class training
  • 8 weeks of individual/ customized support
  • Developing and launching a consulting practice
  • Traditional Job placement
  • Home Based Jobs
  • Gig Jobs
  • Access to industry-specific training and certifications
  • Link to further education
  • Digital Literacy Skills
  • Job Search Strategies in today’s technological environment


PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person (under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, S.C. 2001, c.27) legally entitled to work in Canada,
  • Living in British Columbia
  • Not a full-time student (i.e., not enrolled in high school or in post-secondary training), and
  • Not actively participating in another provincially or federally funded labour market program.
  • Currently Unemployed, or Precariously Employed
  • Age 55+

ONLINE INFORMATION SESSIONS

Thursday, April 16th, 2020 (10:00 am to 11:00 am)

Monday, April 20th,2020 (1:00 pm to 2:00 pm)


CONTACT US

T. 604.777.6147
E. ttg@douglascollege.ca 

UPCOMING ONLINE CLASS

April 27th, 2020


LOCATIONS

Douglas College New Westminster Campus
700 Royal Avenue
New Westminster, BC
V3M 5Z5

and

Douglas College Coquitlam Campus
A1410 - 1250 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC
V3B 7X3


FUTURE CLASSES/LOCATIONS

June 8th, 2020 (New Westminster)
August 3rd, 2020 (Coquitlam)
September 21st, 2020 (New Westminster)
November 9th, 2020 (Coquitlam)
January 4th, 2020 (New Westminster)

 

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