Subject: Meet Industry Experts to Explore: Trades, Project Management, and Others

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Meet Industry Experts & Explore Work in: Trades,
Project Management,
& Professional Engineering


Welcome to the ISSofBC Career e-News! 

We are pleased to announce two new events as follows:

1. Work Opportunities in Skilled Trades (3 hours in-person group workshop)

2. What Does It Take to Work As A Project Manager (1 hour group webinar)

Please be also reminded of the existing event:

3. What Does It Take to Become A Professional Engineer in BC (1 hour group webinar)

Enjoy! Best of luck with your career search!

1. Explore Work Opportunities in Trades

Curious about work opportunities in trades for yourself and your children? The word "trade" here means "a job, especially one that needs special skill, that involves working with your hands" (reference: Cambridge Dictionary).

On Friday, January 31st, 2020 (Friday), Kyle Kozak, and Kyle Maggs, will be presenting a 3-hour workshop on career opportunities in Trades at ISSofBC Vancouver Welcome Centre location (Room 202, 2610 Victoria Drive) starting at 9:30 am.

Kyle Kozak works as Apprenticeship Advisor at the Industry Training Authority (ITA) while Kyle Maggs is the Employment Placement Specialist with the Skilled Trades Employment Program. In case that you are wondering what is the Industry Training Authority (ITA), it is a BC-based organization that sets the skills requirements and training standards for the trades work. Learn more about ITA here.

Topics include:
  • What are the current and emerging work opportunities in Trades
  • How to get started in the Apprenticeship program? (see definition of "Apprenticeship" here)
  • Trades-focused support programs at the schools and the community
To register, please contact: Sabine Schreiber, Career Facilitator of Job Quest Program | 604-395-8000 Extension 1276 | Email Sabine to reserve a seat TODAY.

2. What does it take to become a Project Manager (webinar)

In this one-hour webinar, Shadi Delbari, Project Manager of Smith + Andersen, as well as Eugene Maliuta, Project Manger with First Nations Health Authority, will be providing first-hand experience for working in BC as Project Manager. This presentation will take place on February 27th, 2020, at 5 pm, online.

Main topics are:
  • Career pathways leading to IT and Engineer Project Management
  • Skills and other resources required to complete the training and PMP certification (Project Management Professional)
  • Essential financial resources required and where to find them

Register today to reserve a spot. Once registered, you will receive the weblink for accessing the webinar on the 26th of February.



3. What Does It Take to Become A Professional Engineer in BC? (Webinar)

Calling all internationally trained Engineers who are new to BC. On February 4th, 2020 at 5 pm, we will have two experienced engineers sharing their journey to the P.Eng. (Professional Engineer) designation.

Our guest speakers are: Mr. Omid Lashkari, P.Eng., Registration Activity Manager at Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, and Mr. Mike Shefreie, P.Eng. with SRC Engineering Consultants

Topics are as follows,

  • The process and tips for preparing Professional Practice Exam
  • What funding options are available to deal with the financial pressure during this process

Register TODAY to receive the access to this webinar. A hyperlink to the webinar will be sent to all the registrants on February 3rd

For more information and technical issues contact : 778-372-6609 or email us here.

More events and programs can be found at our Event Calendar.

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