Express to Success Agri-Food & Beverage Processing Employment Program

Open to all Applicants (Serving Langley & Surrounding Communities)

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Program Overview: COVID Protocol

  • This program will be delivered in-person for the entire 6-weeks

  • There is  the ability to be virtual as a secondary option for those unvaccinated/uncomfortable/unable to attend in-person.

  • Occupational First Aid will be delivered in person with covid safety protocols in place with the organization providing the training

Earn a MCSC Certificate Of Completion

When you complete your 6-week virtual course, you will earn a certificate, which can help you boost your LinkedIn & Resume, and help you stand out.

Some other certificates you receive are: Occupational First Aid Level 1, WHMIS & much more.

What Will You Learn?

Interpersonal

Personality, interpersonal skill assessment and testing to ensure the right fit for hiring 

Communication

Enhanced communication and customer service focused training

Safety

Occupational First Aid, WHMIS, Food Safety, Incident Investigation, and more…

Technology

Basic computer operation, internet and word processing skills 

Expertise

Time and stress management, conflict resolutions, problem solving workshops

Meet the Professionals!

Aaron

Facilitator/Job Coach

Aaron has been working in career development as a facilitator for almost 20 years. In that time his primary focus has been working in employment programs with vulnerable communities and young adults. He believes in setting the stage for people to experience epiphanies that will impact them positively and stick with them long term.
As the facilitator for the Empowering Youth Entrepreneur Program, Aaron is passionate about helping Generation Z explore the entrepreneurial skills that will allow them to develop and pursue opportunities outside of traditional work paradigms. He also believes that future-proofing your career is more than having the skills demanded by employers, it’s about not having to rely on other people to provide opportunity.

Leslie

Program Coordinator / Job Developer

After graduating from BCIT’s Media Techniques and Marketing Communication program Leslie went on to work for, and with, radio, TV and new media companies. Transitioning to the helping field and working for over 10 years with Mission Community Skills Center has given her a sense of fulfilment assisting people looking for career direction, job seekers and youth.

“It is amazing to see the level of work that participants put in, and the talent that they have. Express to Success is a unique program that really brings out the best in each person. It makes me so happy to see people thriving once they finish the program!”

– Jason, Facilitator

What's in it for you?

Did you know that 1 in 8 jobs in Canada are in the Agri-Food & Beverage Industries?

The Express to Success program is designed for youth between 15 & 30 to develop the skills, training, and work connections for jobs in the $100 Billion a year Agri-Food & Beverage Industries such as:

  • Food & Beverage Processing
  • Greenhouse & Horticulture
  • Meat, Dairy & Eggs
  • Produce & Vegetables
  • Craft Breweries & Vineyards
  • Food & Beverage Service
  • Deli & Baked Goods
  • Manufacturing… and so much more!

Who is Eligible for this Training?

Between the Ages of 15 & 30

Legally Entitled to Work in Canada

Committed to 6-Weeks of Training

Unemployed/ Precariously Employed

A resident of British Columbia

NOTE: EI Recipients MAY be eligible for top-up benefits

Rozelle Lucenio

I learned; to make my resume more attractive, to express myself better to help others, how to better prepare for interviews, network better, and where to find opportunities with the resources the program shared with us. Over all I had a wonderful time, learned a great deal of things, weather it be technical or just life lessons from Aaron or the other members of the group, and I am truly grateful of the time in Express to Success.

Alex

"I have greatly improved my abilities to do interviews and to skills to communicate with potential employers."

Amy Verwoerd

"Through the Express to Success program I was able to gain a better understanding of myself and my passions. It became clearer to me the career path I want to take and I feel well equipped to take the next steps to pursuing that path and finding my place in the world. I would recommend the Express tp Success program to anyone who is unsure of what they want to do with their life. Learning about myself has made me more confident in what I can bring to the world."

Ian MacPherson

"Thanks you express to success! Thanks to you I'm going to be a real contributing member of society, helping people, saving lives and property, I feel like a real man after this program, going to make a difference. I cannot say enough good things about express to success, the best thing that could have happened to me when I was at rock bottom after losing my solid job."

Georgina Nieto

"Being part of this program made me feel more confidence to look for a job and to my personal life. Jason and Leslie were super nice, friendly, and they help you and care about your wellness all the time. The program provided the opportunity to get certificates that jobs may ask for. I am very grateful for having finished the program and I leave with good times, friends and many skills developed."

Elijah

"I had a great experience on how to build Resume and cover letter and also how to stay safe while in a job and on how to budget my money and to renew my first aid certificate."

Min

"My personal experience at Express to Success was full of positive gains. Prior to ETS, I was kind of lost on the job search and skill development process, but this experience really helped me both retouch up on rusty knowledge as well as gain new ones as well. I was a bit reluctant to participate at first to my previous bad experiences with online classes, but I was pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable the experience has been and everyone was so wonderful. I really appreciated everything throughout the 6-weeks and would recommend others to give it a try as well."

Logan

"The program is really good, especially when it comes to the certificates and the instructors. There is also a lot of good and valuable information that is offered through out this program."

Lygdel

"I’ve increased my self-awareness in more than one way, learning how to use specific
tools to job search. Setting goals based on my priorities, the assessments gave me more
direction in my career path."

Conner

"I have understood that there are many ways to job search, personally for me it is
reaching out to connections in my network, indeed and LinkedIn. I have learned to overcome some of my barriers by having a better mindset to approaching job search."

Tara

"I’ve strengthened my interview skills which has always been a challenge for me and helped me write down interview answers so I’m more prepared when I have a interview. Also improved my resume/ cover letter building skills so I’m not so nervous writing a cover letter because I now know what to write for it."

Sean V

"Express to success is a fun six week course helping you strengthen your resume and boost your ability to find, apply, and interview for a position you want. The program has helped me discover more about my interests and values, as well as increased my awareness of reasons why past jobs may not have worked so well. Jason, the facilitator of this program, was more of a friend than a teacher or boss. He is very passionate about helping people reach their goals and will go to lengths beyond what I had expected. Jason made these past six weeks go by so quickly that it's actually sad to have to say goodbye to the group. However, I know he's there to help if I ever need most anything to help me create my path."

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How to Apply

1

Application Form

Please answer all of the following questions in the application form, and sign it digitally. Once you have done this you will receive a copy.
2

Follow-Up Email

We will follow up regarding your application via email within 72 hours, with a Employment Barriers Checklist.
3

Eligibility Check

Fill out the employment barriers checklist and return via email
4

Connect Virtually

Once you have completed all of the forms our facilitator will connect with you via email for a virtual interview
5

Welcome Aboard

If you have been chosen to participate in the program, you will be invited to complete some on-boarding/orientation documents

Build Connections. Develop Skills. Get Paid.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is Express to Success?

Express to Success is a six week training program that pays you (British Columbia’s current) minimum wage per hour (for 6 hours a day, Monday to Friday) and workshops include: Employment Readiness, Job Coaching, Job Search, Self-Awareness, Career Exploration and Personal Assessments.

What certificates are included?

Certificates Include: Occupational First Aid Level 1, WHMIS, Manufacturing Food Safety, Back Talk, Intro to Manufacturing…and more!

How long is the program?

6 weeks – In Class

4 weeks – Work Experience/ Follow Up

How are you paying me?

Express to Success is funded by the government of Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy.

What's in it for employers?

Express to Success is one of our longest running programs to date.  This program prepares youth (between the ages of 15 and 30) who are seeking employment, with skill-sets and industry specific training in the Agriculture based environment, allowing opportunities for employment in all areas of Food and Beverage Processing and even manufacturing support.

The objective of this program is to train and focus eligible participants to enter the Agriculture Food and Beverage Processing and Manufacturing fields in various positions by providing a means for employers to obtain well trained employees while reducing the usual associated start-up costs associated with new hires.

Can I have a summary of the training?

  • Personality, interpersonal skill assessments and testing to ensure the right fit for hiring
  • Enhanced communication and customer service focused training
  • Occupational First Aid Level 1, WHMIS, BackTalk, INTRISK Intro to Manufacturing Food Safety training on food processing hygiene, food safety, cross contamination and more, BC Manufacturing Safety Alliance Seminars in Occupational Safety, Inspections, Incident Investigation, Hazard Identification and more..
  • Basic computer operation, internet and word processing skills
  • Time and stress management, conflict resolutions, problem solving workshops

Is it Full-Time?

Yes, from 9am-3pm daily Monday to Friday

Is it really PAID?

Yes! This program is funded by the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy and pays you BC’s Current Minimum Wage ($15.20) per hour for 6 hours per day (Monday – Friday) based on your attendance. As well, all of the certificates you earn in the program are paid for!

When can I start?

September 7th, 2021

November  1, 2021

January 10, 2022

April 4, 2022

June 13, 2022

August 22, 2022

October 31, 2022

January 9, 2023

April 3, 2023

June 12, 2023

What is precariously employed?

The term ‘precariously employed’ is used to refer to a type of work which is poorly paid, unprotected, and insecure. For some, precarious employment is limited to work that has an element of contingency (e.g., purely commission-based salary or seasonal employment), and for others it is used synonymously with non-standard employment such as part-time and temporary work.

Contact Information:

 

Address:

#103 – 5844 Glover Road, Langley, B.C.V3A 4H9

Phone:

604-427-1991

Email:

ETS-langley@missioncsc.org

This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s YESS – Youth Employment Skills Strategy