BCCA is proud to announce our Cooperative Career Internship
The BCCA has a long history of supporting youth in BC
through various programs and networks. Our new youth-based initiative is
supported by Service Canada, and facilitates the placement of 8 youth with
post-secondary degrees in cooperative member organizations for a 21-week paid
internship. In addition to the placement, all the interns will take part in a
2-day Employment and Career Skills workshop, featuring guest speakers from the
BC cooperative movement and skills development sessions.
The focus of the program is for youth to gain knowledge of
the co-operative sector and the co-operative business model. Youth who are currently
underemployed or unemployed can make a successful transition into the workforce
and learn skills that directly relate to their field of interest. Our member
organizations gain the opportunity to have young energy introduced into their
organizations, subsidized wages by Service Canada, and the potential of an
excellent new addition to their working community. Members are encouraged to
hire interns once the placements conclude.
This is an amazing opportunity to help youth get interested
in cooperatives, and help our members bring in skilled new employees!
For more information about the program, or if you’re
interested in applying to be a host, please contact the Program Manager, Tehya
MacKenzie at 604.662.3906 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find the internship postings on our Job Postings page – http://bcca.coop/employment_postings