Spring Brings Success

May 10, 2020

Despite the onset and ongoing disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic this Spring, many British Columbians are looking for work and seeking employment supports to help them find it.  At the same time, many employers need workers to help them deliver their goods and services.  WorkBC Maple Ridge continues to support new and existing clients with career planning, employment support services and job search to help them enter or re-enter the workforce.  Supports have been provided virtually through telephone and online services, and here are a few of our recent successes.

Lynda, a 61 year old woman, came to WorkBC in October 2019 looking for some career direction and support to develop her interview skills. In April, Lynda was hired at a local nursey. She has begun working part-time and is in training and looking forward to an increase in hours. Her Employment Specialist continues to work with Lynda providing her job sustainment services.

Melissa suffers from a variety of physical and mental health issues but is keen to get back on the job. She came to WorkBC Maple Ridge and completed a series of employment workshops and got help polishing her resume. Melissa recently started working at a local grocery store with extra pay through COVID-19.

Robert had struggled to find a fit into the workplace and has not been able to maintain employment.  He came to WorkBC Maple Ridge and attended a series of workshops and received one-to-one career coaching. Robert recently started working with a food production company. He is receiving job sustainment services and is hopeful this is his fit!

With the support of WorkBC Maple Ridge, William has been able to move his casual position into a full-time contract. William attended Career Planning workshops and completed training in Construction Safety and Level 2 First Aid. William is getting job sustainment support from his WorkBC Employment Specialist including job coaching, help resolving workplace issues and accessing and using adaptive technology.