Calendar

The Maple Ridge WorkBC Centre offers a variety of programs and workshops to assist individuals to develop training and career plans and to prepare and conduct effective job searches. Browse the calendar and the workshop descriptions listed below the calendar.

To learn more and to register, please contact WorkBC Maple Ridge at: 604 466-4600 or info-mapleridge@workbc.ca

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eTEA (Extraordinary Teens with Extraordinary Abilities Grade 13)
eTEA (Extraordinary Teens with Extraordinary Abilities Grade 13)
Nov 4 all-day
*Please contact WorkBC Maple Ridge at: 604 466-4600 or info-mapleridge@workbc.ca for the exact time of the workshops. This program is delivered in partnership with School District 42 and is for Grade 13 students with disabilities.[...]
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Career Planning with Assessments
Resumes That Get You Interviews
Resumes That Get You Interviews
Nov 10 all-day
*Please contact WorkBC Maple Ridge at: 604 466-4600 or info-mapleridge@workbc.ca for the exact time of the workshops.
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eTEA (Extraordinary Teens with Extraordinary Abilities Grade 13)
eTEA (Extraordinary Teens with Extraordinary Abilities Grade 13)
Nov 11 all-day
*Please contact WorkBC Maple Ridge at: 604 466-4600 or info-mapleridge@workbc.ca for the exact time of the workshops. This program is delivered in partnership with School District 42 and is for Grade 13 students with disabilities.[...]
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Career Planning with Assessments
Job Search Essentials 9:00 am
Job Search Essentials
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
*Please contact WorkBC Maple Ridge at: 604 466-4600 or info-mapleridge@workbc.ca for the exact time of the workshops. This series of workshops is for clients who are looking only for the essentials to conduct a job[...]
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Career Planning with Assessments
Job Search Essentials 9:00 am
Job Search Essentials
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
*Please contact WorkBC Maple Ridge at: 604 466-4600 or info-mapleridge@workbc.ca for the exact time of the workshops. This series of workshops is for clients who are looking only for the essentials to conduct a job[...]
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Career Planning with Assessments
Job Search Essentials 9:00 am
Job Search Essentials
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
*Please contact WorkBC Maple Ridge at: 604 466-4600 or info-mapleridge@workbc.ca for the exact time of the workshops. This series of workshops is for clients who are looking only for the essentials to conduct a job[...]
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Ridge Meadows Hiring Fair 2022
Ridge Meadows Hiring Fair 2022
Nov 17 all-day
Ridge Meadows Hiring Fair 2022
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Job Search Essentials 9:00 am
Job Search Essentials
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
*Please contact WorkBC Maple Ridge at: 604 466-4600 or info-mapleridge@workbc.ca for the exact time of the workshops. This series of workshops is for clients who are looking only for the essentials to conduct a job[...]
Effective Communication 12:00 pm
Effective Communication
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
*Please contact WorkBC Maple Ridge at: 604 466-4600 or info-mapleridge@workbc.ca for the exact time of the workshops.
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eTEA (Extraordinary Teens with Extraordinary Abilities Grade 13)
eTEA (Extraordinary Teens with Extraordinary Abilities Grade 13)
Nov 18 all-day
*Please contact WorkBC Maple Ridge at: 604 466-4600 or info-mapleridge@workbc.ca for the exact time of the workshops. This program is delivered in partnership with School District 42 and is for Grade 13 students with disabilities.[...]
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eTEA (Extraordinary Teens with Extraordinary Abilities Grade 13)
eTEA (Extraordinary Teens with Extraordinary Abilities Grade 13)
Nov 25 all-day
*Please contact WorkBC Maple Ridge at: 604 466-4600 or info-mapleridge@workbc.ca for the exact time of the workshops. This program is delivered in partnership with School District 42 and is for Grade 13 students with disabilities.[...]
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Career Planning with Assessments
Job Search Essentials 9:00 am
Job Search Essentials
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
*Please contact WorkBC Maple Ridge at: 604 466-4600 or info-mapleridge@workbc.ca for the exact time of the workshops. This series of workshops is for clients who are looking only for the essentials to conduct a job[...]
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Job Search Essentials 9:00 am
Job Search Essentials
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
*Please contact WorkBC Maple Ridge at: 604 466-4600 or info-mapleridge@workbc.ca for the exact time of the workshops. This series of workshops is for clients who are looking only for the essentials to conduct a job[...]
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Career Planning with Assessments
Job Search Essentials 9:00 am
Job Search Essentials
Nov 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
*Please contact WorkBC Maple Ridge at: 604 466-4600 or info-mapleridge@workbc.ca for the exact time of the workshops. This series of workshops is for clients who are looking only for the essentials to conduct a job[...]

Workshop Series 

The Maple Ridge WorkBC Centre offers the following career exploration and job search workshop series. Please check the calendar for upcoming workshops.

The Discovery of Work Options
This series of workshops is for clients interested in career exploration. Career and occupational assessments, career planning, goal setting, labour market research and job search are some of the topics covered by the workshops. The series is delivered over two weeks; participants attend a three hour workshop each day. In addition to the workshops, participants will be supported by an Employment Coach.

Employment Planning
This series of workshops is for clients who need help to enter or re-enter the workforce. Workshops cover topics including personal planning and goal setting, occupational interests and the current labour market, self-awareness, effective communication and job maintenance. Workshops are delivered over two weeks; participants attend a three hour workshop each day. In addition to the workshops, participants will be supported by an Employment Coach.

Job Search Essentials
This series of workshops is for clients who are looking only for the essentials to conduct a job search. Workshop topics include identifying skills, resume and cover letter development, obtaining references, communication and self-marketing. Workshops are delivered over four days; participants attend a three hour workshop each day. In addition to the workshops, participants will be supported by an Employment Coach.

Job Search Strategies
This series of workshops is for clients who are looking for strategies to obtain their dream job. Workshop topics include accessing the Hidden Job Market, informational interviews, networking and self-marketing, interview skills and post-interview follow-up, effective communication and job maintenance strategies. Workshops are delivered over four days; participants attend a three hour workshop each day. In addition to the workshops, participants will be supported by an Employment Coach.

Steps to Training Success
This series of workshops is for clients considering skills training. These workshops assist clients the readiness necessary to build and complete a skills development plan. Clients will research and develop a skills plan to support the career options they identified within The Discovery of Work Options workshop series. Workshops are delivered over four days; participants attend a three hour workshop each day. In addition to the workshops, participants will be supported by an Employment Coach.

Employment Readiness for Mature Workers
This workshop series is for clients 55+ years old who want to re-enter the workforce. Workshop topics include self-awareness, identifying and accessing transferable skills and prior learning and personal planning and goal setting. Workshops are delivered over three days; participants attend a three hour workshop each day. In addition to the workshops, participants will be supported by an Employment Coach.

The Professionals Workshop Series
This workshop series is for clients who have been career professionals and want to re-enter the workforce. Workshop topics include job loss and transition, working in multi-generational teams, resumes vs. CVs, professional portfolio development, online job search and networking. Workshops are delivered over four days; participants attend a three hour workshop each day. In addition to the workshops, participants will be supported by an Employment Coach.

One to Three Hour Workshops

In addition to the workshop series described above, the Centre offers a number of one to three hour stand-alone workshops. Check the calendar for the following upcoming workshops.

  • Anger / Stress Manager
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Effective Communication
  • Exit Interviews
  • Housing – Good Tenant Practices
  • Interview Skills
  • Labour Market Information
  • Joining a New Team
  • Keeping Your New Job
  • Money Matters
  • Stress & Anger Management
  • Personal / Self Esteem
  • Resume / Cover Letter
  • Working with Others
  • Working Safely

Resumes That Get You Interviews:

This 3-hour session supports clients to:

  • Develop a resume with a powerful objective / career summary and strong accomplishment statements
  • Identify employer targets and embed these in their resumes.
  • Become comfortable with MS Word and creating documents
  • Discover ways to create professional and accepted email addresses

Cover Letter That Gets You Noticed:

This 3-hour session supports clients to:

  • Have all the tools necessary to write convincing cover letters
  • Be familiar with how to use email to submit job applications

Longer Term Skills Upgrading and Career Preparation Programs

WorkBC Maple Ridge also offers the following longer term skills upgrading and career preparation programs.

Workplace Essential Skills
AMPLIFY is a six-week online full-time program assists attendees helps develop the skills they need to achieve their career goals. Participants will develop essential skills in reading, document use and numeracy. This program guides learners through a process to identify their skills in relation to a specific occupational goal and develop a realistic plan to achieve this. The program is offered in a supportive environment with hands-on exploration and learning to assist participants overcome obstacles to employment.

eTEA (Extraordinary Teens with Extraordinary Abilities)
This program is delivered in partnership with School District 42 and is for Grade 13 students with disabilities. A wide range of topics are covered to support participants to prepare for and enter the workforce. It is a 15 week program is offered on Fridays, full-day.

Encore Career Program
This program is for individuals 55+ years old who are considering launching a consulting practice, looking for a new job, wanting to start a home-based business or explore gig jobs. The program is five weeks full-time in the classroom followed by eight weeks of small group sessions and individual assistance. Groups are beginning soon!

CAVE
This program is for 18 to 24 year olds and focuses on enhancing essential workplace skills and job search skills to achieve employment goals. Workshop topics include resume preparation, cover letter writing, interviewing skills, and industry-specific training courses. The program is five weeks full-time Monday to Thursday in-class follow by 12 weeks of job search support and labour market attachment.

Mature Workers Workshop
The Employment Readiness for Mature Workers Workshop gives mature workers insights into working with other generations and includes the following topics:

  • Generations Working Together
  • Reframing Unhelpful Thoughts
  • Discovering Transferable Skills
  • Self-awareness
  • Identifying and Accessing Transferable Skills and Prior Learning