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January 25, 2019

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Still More Help Wanted!

Many more job postings this week. Check them out!

CEO Report

A visit to the Parliament Buildings
 
It’s been busy here at ASPECT since my blog post to Aspectives last week.  In it, I mentioned that there was concern that some community benefit service organizations were on the verge of closing after being left out of the new WorkBC contract, or if they were included, would see their funding significantly reduced. In response to my post, I received calls and emails from ASPECT members, community stakeholder organizations, one call from the media, and an invitation to meet with Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Honorable Shane Simpson. 
 
In preparation for my meeting with Minister Simpson and for the follow-up meeting with his staff, I have spoken to 25 of our 98 ASPECT members to find out how they will proceed with the work they do. I’ve received copies of letters, emails, and presentations and spoken to the contract winners and losers (of course, this is speculative since the official announcement has not been made and it is illegal for the contractors to share any information with me). I’ve heard from large multi-service organizations and small specialized service organizations in all areas of the province; both private and non-profit. It is a sad time for many who work in the sector and the announcement of contractors for WorkBC 2.0 (as one member referred to it) will likely not be a good news announcement unless we have detailed information on the financial framework.   

We still don't know what we don't know and under the rules of the procurement process, cannot take action until the official announcement.
 
Thank you to everyone who provided me with information and thank you to Minister Simpson and his staff who welcomed my sometimes-uncomfortable account of what I heard.  We will continue to work toward solutions to challenges in our efforts to support the government and the public service in setting policy.

Once the announcement is made, I will share more with you about what I heard, but until then I remain cautiously hopeful that the new contract will successfully meet the needs of those seeking services and those employers recruiting talent.
 
Janet Morris-Reade

 

Sector & Member News

 

Skills shortage challenge: B.C.’s skilled labour pains about to become acute
BIV, Jan 22nd, 2019

Deadline is Jan. 25 for Hope and area applications for the 2019 Canada Summer Jobs program
BC Local News, Jan 2019

Businesses face 'massive' challenge finding workers in Vancouver
Canada's National Observer, Jan 23rd, 2019

New agency awarded WorkBC employment services in Trail
Trail Times, Jan 23rd, 2019
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS 

To attract and recruit young people, these top employers deliver
Globe & Mail, Jan 18th, 2019

Nelson tech innovation centre asks city for $50k
BC Local News, Jan 23rd, 2019

Government of Canada helping reduce barriers to training in the skilled trades
Newswire, Jan 23rd 2019

Sector News from around the World
Can A New Model Of Apprenticeships Save What’s Left Of The California Dream?
Forbes, 2019

Do you have an ASPECT member news story you'd like us to highlight? Please email jnichol@aspect.bc.ca

2-Day RFP Workshop

 

Did this last round of proposal-writing exhaust you? Now’s the time to upskill your staff to help you share the load.

This two-day workshop will provide an understanding of BC Bid calls, how to evaluate a proposal, and provide learners with a chance to practice their writing skills. 

 

All sessions take place at the Vancouver Public Library, Main Branch in the Alma Vandusen Room at 350 West Georgia, Vancouver.
 

Day One: Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 8:30 am-4:30 pm

  • Framework
  • Procurement Lifecycle
  • RFPs

Day Two: Friday, February 8, 2019 - 8:30am-4:30pm

  • Evaluation Case Study
  • Relationships

About the Presenter

Liz Busch has been working for the B.C. provincial government for more than 20 years. 

Starting as a Non-liquor Buyer for the Liquor Distribution Branch Liz advanced to a managerial role with Procurement Advisory Services for the Purchasing Services Branch, Ministry of Citizens' Services.  She is a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) and Instructor with the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP). 

Liz has facilitated many workshops on RFPs, for both government staff and vendors. She has a special talent for taking sometime dry content and making it both interesting and engaging!

Register Now!
Professional Development Opportunities

CANNEXUS
January 28-30, 2019
Shaw Centre, Ottawa
Click here for details




Two-Day RFP Workshop
February 7 & 8, 2019
Vancouver Public Library, 350 W Georgia Street 
Click here for details



FCSSBC 2019 Social Policy Forum + Members General Meeting
February 14-15, 2019
Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour
Victoria
Click for details 



BCCDA Conference 2019
May 23-24, 2019
SFU Downtown Campus, Vancouver
Click here for details



Canadian Association for Supported Employment Conference
June 11-13, 2019

Delta Hotels by Marriott Montreal
Click here for details 



ASPECT Employer-Service Provider Summit
Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport - Richmond, BC
June 4 & 5, 2019
More details coming soon!



ASPECT Conference 2019
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel - Richmond BC
November 4 & 5, 2019
 

Member Job Postings


If you are an ASPECT member, you may submit your job posting. Fill out the form here to submit your job posting. Not a member? Join us.


 

Employment Services Manager
Community Futures North Okanagan, Vernon
Closes: January 25, 2019

 

Executive Director
Obair Economic Society
Closes: February 15, 2019 (date corrected)

 

Chief Executive Officer
Pacific Community Resources Society
Closes: February 1, 2019

 

Multiple Positions for WorkBC Employment Services
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. (United Chinese Community Enrichment Services Society), Vancouver
Closes: January 31, 2019

 

Employment Services Manager
Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria
Closes: February 1, 2019

 

School-Based Prevention and Health Promotion Facilitator
Pacific Community Resources Society, Aldergrove
Closes: January 25, 2019

 

Various Positions
Horton Ventures, Dawson Creek and Chetwynd 
Closes: February 15, 2019

 

Program Administration
Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC, Delta
Closes: January 31, 2019

 

Facilitator/Job Developer
Pacific Community Resources Society, Surrey
Closes: January 25, 2019

 

Female Youth Gang Intervention Team Leader
Pacific Community Resources Society, Surrey
Closes: January 25, 2019

 

Career Services Advisor, Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants Program
MOSAIC, Vancouver
No closing date provided

 

Finance Manager
Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria
Closes: Open until filled

 

WorkBC Contract Manager
Beacon Community Services, Sidney
Closes: February 15, 2019

 

Director of Client Services
Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society, Nanaimo
No closing date provided

 

Center Manager - WorkBC
Douglas College, Langley
Closes: February 28, 2019

 

Lead Career Coach
Douglas College, Maple Ridge
Closes: February 28, 2019

 

Employment Placement Specialist
Douglas College, Maple Ridge
Closes: February 28, 2019

 

Youth Transition Worker
Pacific Community Resources Society, Vancouver
Closes: January 31, 2019

 

Youth Worker Tutor
Pacific Community Resources Society, Vancouver
Closes: February 15, 2019

 

Key Worker for Families/Youth With FASD
Pacific Community Resources Society, Surrey
Closes: January 31, 2019

 

Client Services Representative (2 Positions)
Options Community Services, North Surrey & Newton Location
Closes: Open until filled 

 

Case Management Team Lead (2 Positions)
Options Community Services, North Surrey & Newton Location
Closes: Open until filled

 

Program Manager (2 Positions)
Options Community Services, North Surrey & Newton Location
Closes: Open until filled

 

Assistant Manager (2 Positions)
Options Community Services, North Surrey & Newton Location
Closes: Open until filled

 

Administrative Assistant (4 Positions)
Options Community Services, North Surrey & Newton Location
Closes: Open until filled

 

Marketing Specialist
Options Community Services, North Surrey & Newton Location
Closes: Open until filled

 

Employer Liaison/ Job Coach (7 Positions)
Options Community Services, North Surrey & Newton Location
Closes: Open until filled

 

Client Services Navigator (7 Positions)
Options Community Services, North Surrey & Newton Location
Closes: Open until filled

 

Employment Counselor (14 Positions)
Options Community Services, North Surrey & Newton Location
Closes: Open until filled

 

Facilitator (4 Positions)
Options Community Services, North Surrey & Newton Location
Closes: Open until filled

 

Various Positions for the WorkBC Employment Services Program
GT Hiring Solutions, Victoria & Nanaimo
Closes: February 4, 2019

 

Indigenous Employment Outreach Coordinator
GT Hiring Solutions, Victoria & Nanaimo
Closes: February 4, 2019

 

ASPECT Health Benefits Program


The ASPECT Health Benefits program is available to ASPECT members and is delivered by our partner, Delta Pacific Benefits Brokers. With competitive rates and excellent coverage, it's worth looking into. 

This benefits program is now open to associate members of ASPECT with 3 or more people on the plan. Not a member of ASPECT, join us now!
 
For more information please contact Christopher Block directly:
 

Delta Pacific Benefit Brokers Ltd. 
300-6935 120th St. 
Delta BC, V4E2A8
604-590-0680 ext. 103
1-877-231-4899 ext. 103
ASPECTIVES is the newsletter of the Association of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training (ASPECT). It is distributed weekly to more than 2,600 contacts within the employment and community-based training sector. Attributed articles represent the opinions of the authors and not necessarily the opinions of ASPECT.






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