- Free Job Matching with our Graduates
- Free Job Posting in our internal Job Board
- Pre-screening of applicants
- Paid Work Experience/Wage Subsidies (if requested)
- Free support from Job Coach
- Assistant with PPE requirements
- Free Interview space (physical)
- Free online zoom interview
- Marketing to wider network of Employment Agencies (if requested)
Mission Community Skills Centre Society offers a number of Business Consulting Services including financial management for small business and not-for-profits, human resource management, financing for small business business/not-for-profit, business plan development, marketing, and sales (particularly related to “Selling to Government”). With more than 20 years of experience within the Not-For-Profit and Government Programming and Support Measures, Mission Community Skills Centre can help you reach that next level of support. Fees associated with business consulting are negotiated on a case by case basis.
Mission Community Skills Centre Society has more than 20 years’ experience delivering highly effective team-based skills training. From “how to run a success new start-up”, to “managing your human resource investments” to “project management”, Mission Community Skills Centre Society has an array of training opportunities customizable to meet your individual training needs. One of the premium services offered by Mission Community Skills Centre is how to work with the Trades, particular ITA. Mission Community Skills Centre Society is also connected to a network of training providers and specialists within the business development and innovation communities.
Access Funding and Supports
Mission Community Skills Centre Society has been delivering skills training initiatives since its inception. The Centre has extensive experience and technical know-how in terms of accessing various government funded programs, including parameters and eligibilities. One such program is the Canada-B.C. Job Grant (CJG). The CJG is an employer-driven, cost-sharing program that helps employers invest in training for their current or future employees. The CJG assists eligible employers to offset the cost of training up to a maximum of $10,000 per participant per fiscal year, and up to a maximum of $15,000 per participant per fiscal year for the Unemployed Stream. The goals of the CJG are to increase participation of British Columbians in the labour force by helping them develop the skills they need to find and keep a job. Need help accessing the CJG, or any government training support measure, please contact Mission Community Skills Centre Society.
Mission Community Skills Centre Society has successfully funded its own operation, for more than 20 years, through its work as an expert in proposal submissions and project based management. Being an expert in project based planning and proposal writing, means you have access to our systems and tools necessary for your businesses and/or not-for-profit agency to gain long-term success. Mission Community Skills Centre Society receives no core funding and is completely dependent on its own internal proposal writing tools to sustain itself. Let us help show you the way!
Spotlight on Business
Mission Spotlight: Meet Austan & Kyle Tait of Studio FITRx!
Sponsored by Mission Community Skills Centre
Austan and her husband Kyle Tait grew up in Mission BC and moved to Vancouver where they spent nearly 20 years chasing their dreams. Austan fell in love with fitness and her passion led to continuing her education in the fields of kinesiology and physiotherapy. Austan created a successful coaching career helping hundreds of people reach their goals over 20 years. Eventually, Austan worked her way to an executive role in a major fitness company while her partner Kyle transitioned into a full time career as a firefighter.
Family tragedy led to the decision that it was time for the Tait’s to leave busy downtown life and stressful corporate job behind and move the family back home to Mission.
Back in Mission after 20 years, Austan was struggling with PPA & PPD. Austan turned to her knowledge of fitness and nutrition to begin the journey to heal herself physically and mentally. With encouragement from friends and fellow moms wanting her help, Austan launched femme FITRx in 2018 out of her home studio. FITRx was created to help women learn how to nourish and flourish integrating nutrition, fitness and mindfulness into a holistic approach to health and wellness. The success of Femme FITRx laid the foundation for the opening Studio FITRx Downtown, January 2019.
Studio FITRx is a full service, inclusive co-ed fitness studio for all. Austan continues to lead the FITRx program, her husband Kyle leads the RUMBLE boxing classes and their incredible team of instructors work together to offer a wide variety of classes to serve the community.
Studio FITRx is proud to support the community through fundraising events to support organizations like SARA, FVYS, Starfish Backpacks, and the Christmas Bureau.
Studio FITRx offers a full retail store complete all your fitness equipment, apparel and self care needs. They carry Lululemon activewear, bath and body care, and so many amazing items for your personal or gift giving needs. Shop in store or online at www.shopstudiofitrx.com
Check out Studio FITRx for LIVE in-person or virtual classes ranging from strength, cardio, boxing, cycling and stretch/mobility classes. There is something for everyone!
33072 1st Avenue #102
Spotlight on Business
Mission Spotlight: The Happy Homesteader
Sponsored by Mission Community Skills Centre
Meet Allan and Lorna… neighbours, friends, family, community members,
homesteaders and local business owners. You may recognize them as the happy couple from downtown’s very own Happy Homesteader.
Homesteading refers to a lifestyle of self-sufficiency, otherwise known as‘getting back to basics.’ Features include subsistence agriculture, fence building, food pickling and preservation, home brewing, sausage making, bread baking and, of course, beekeeping.
Allan is one of Mission’s resident beekeepers, boasting 8 hives in his apiary. Lorna, on the other hand, is all about the food. Many Missionites may remember Lorna’s, a small diner on Main Street with homemade favourites on her menu. Being a business owner in the downtown core has not always been smooth sailing and there have been challenges over the past two years.
“In today’s day and age, society is so busy,”Lorna explains.“It breaks my
heart to see fully roasted chickens ready to buy in the stores. You can even buy pre-hard boiled and peeled eggs now. Everyone is so focused on convenience.” With the recent COVID pandemic, this may be the wakeup call for society to slow down and take time to ‘do it yourself’and‘start from scratch’.
Both Lorna and Allan are adamant about educating our community on the importance of consuming local honey and its by-products. Give them a call or email to learn about their products, benefits and homesteading tutorials.