Community Acheivement Centres

Program Description

The First Nations Community Career Achievement Centre of Metro Vancouver is an employment program that provides Aboriginal job seekers with job specific training using the nine essential skills (Reading Text, Document Use, Numeracy, Writing, Computer Use, Working with Others, Oral Communication, Thinking skills, and Continuous Learning). 

This six week program uses authentic workplace documents and embeds essential skills to customize training related to an industry’s work environment.  Employment resources include:  resume development, cover letter development, references, cold calls, networking, interview skills, calling card development and essential skill enhancement related to their job target.  Other supports include:  employment maintenance certificates Essential Skills Portfolio and PLATO Learning Software and a driver’s license.

At the Centre, clients can access support programs and job search/skill development opportunities through assisted Internet access, faxing, free phone, online resources, group workshops, community announcements/postings board and referrals to agencies that meet the specific needs of the individual.   The program concludes with the option to participate in a four week work experience volunteer placement.

If you are interested in participating in this program call our front desk reception at (604) 605-8901 and have your name and number put on our recruitment list.  When we are recruiting for the next program one of our staff members will give you a call and set up an intake appointment.

Essential Skills - Facilitators Guide (18.68 mb PDF)

Essential Skills Brochure

Aboriginal Skills Development and Learning Cycle Description

The Anishinabek Skill Development and Learning Cycle