Hours of Operation: 8:00 am-4:00 pm Monday - Friday
Contact Name: Ross
Tradeworks Training Society offers job training and employability skills programs for people who are seeking employment. The society is supported by federal and provincial funding and by private donations. Tradeworks has been working with residents of the DTES and East Vancouver since 1994, helping people move from welfare to wellness to work.
- The Job Shop is an innovative 10-week program that assists you in your job search. You have the support of employment counsellors who provide one-on-one and group coaching. If we can make a connection with a suitable employer, The Job Shop might also provide a job placement. You'll learn how to produce targeted letters and resumes, how to do "cold calls" and develop effective job search and interview skills.
- Women's Workshop is a 10 week part-time program that introduces women to carpentry, joinery and other trades. The program includes classroom, work project work and at work experience placement. If you have an interest in a career in the trades, this might be the program for you. Call 604-253-9366 or check out http://www.tradeworks.bc.ca/womensocialent.php
- Tradeworks Custom Products is a social enterprise./business designed to provide work opportunities and skill development to women in the DTES. Wood products and other services are sold to corporate clients and elsewhere. Women will be offered work part-time and full-time in manufacturing, laser engraving, and product development. Call 604-253-9354 or check out http://www.tradeworks.bc.ca/ttscustomproducts.php
- Other programs are sponsored from time to time, often with a particular industry focus. Consult our website for current info.
Partial Funding for this website
is provided by the DTES C.A.P. Network through Industry
Canada's Community Access Program. Content is contributed by
community members and agencies. Tradeworks Training Society
administers the site through Pathways Information Centre. For more information about Pathways contact program manager Carol Madsen.
Some of the photos used are courtesy of Pivot Legal Society's Hope in the Shadows calendar. See the community news article for acknowledgement of the photographers