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Since our inception, Bowman Employment Services Inc. has designed and delivered a wide variety of employment related programs and services.
+60,000 Job Seekers and Employees served and assisted to find sustainable employment and access training activities to build skills.
+13,000 Employers served and assisted to find employees for hard to fill positions, assisted with funding applications for their staff training needs.
Skills Training For Youth (Get Youth Working)
BES has been delivering this service throughout the Province of BC since January 2011. Unemployed eligible Youth participants are matched with employers for Work Experience placements; employers receive a Hiring Incentive. This program includes job placements for low skilled youth with little to no work experience with BC employers who are offering long-term sustainable employment opportunities. The employers receive a negotiated Wage Subsidy up to $2,800 per hire to offset the costs of training these low skilled youth participants. Each participant is also eligible to receive Short-term Certificate training related to their job placement or offering certification that will allow them to better compete for other in-demand jobs.
Skills Training for Older Workers (Experience Matters)
Eligible older worker job seekers are matched with employers for on-the-job training placements; employers receive a Hiring Incentive. This program includes job placements for older workers with outdated work experience with BC employers who are offering long-term sustainable employment opportunities. The employers receive a negotiated Wage Subsidy up to $2,800 per hire to offset the costs of training these low skilled youth participants. Each participant is also eligible to receive Short-term Certificate training related to their job placement or offering certification that will allow them to better compete for other in-demand jobs.
WorkBC Employment Centres
Since 2012 BES has been delivering a variety of services in eight BC catchments in partnership with Prime Employment Program of BC contract holders. Services we deliver include Financial Administration of funds supporting clients in training, job creation, job placement and self-employment services; support and progress monitoring of clients participating in employment services and clients who have successfully moved into labour market attachment; WorkBC Centre management; Wage Subsidy Job Placements; Client Employment Needs Assessment; Employment Workshops; Client Case Management and Employment Counselling; Self-Serve Employment Resource assistance and Job Development.
Past Employment Programs:
Career Focus Wage Subsidy Program
Career Focus helps facilitate the transition of highly skilled young people into the labour market. The Program, funded in part by the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy, provides employers in the BC Southern Interior with a Wage Subsidy when they hire eligible applicants 15–30 years old for full-time employment.
Canada-BC Job Grant Delivery Partner
The Canada-BC Job Grant (CJG )is an employer-driven, cost-sharing program that can help employers offset the expense of employee training - and boost the effectiveness of their workforce. As a CJG Delivery Partner, we assist eligible employers compile and submit grant applications, assess skills needs, and/or develop training plans.
Individual Skill Enhancement for Youth (Skills Link)
BES delivered these services, in the Fraser Valley and North Fraser areas from 2005 to 2011, to eligible participants. This program offered youth clients Short-term Certificate training in order to be able to better compete for entry level jobs that required certification.
Job Readiness Training for Youth (Skills Link)
BES delivered Job Readiness Training for at risk youth in Maple Ridge from 2003 to 2008 and in North Vancouver from 2005 to 2012. Service delivery included a variety of assessments, in-depth life skills training, job search skills, employment counselling (one-to-one and group based), short-term certificate training, community based work projects, job placements including support and follow-up.
Community Coordinator Targeted Wage Subsidy
BES delivered these services, in the Okanagan and Fraser Valley areas from 2003 to 2012, to EI eligible participants, serving hundreds of unemployed individuals and working with employers that hired the participants and received a negotiated Wage Subsidy.
Skill Development Employment Benefits
From 2002 to 2012 Provided clients referred by their case manager with financial support for Skill Development interventions and support throughout their training. Served: +12,000 unemployed clients. Services delivered in North, Central and South Okanagan; Thompson, Shuswap and Columbia regions.
Youth Skills Link Work Experience
BES delivered these services, in the North and South Fraser Valley and North Vancouver areas, to eligible participants from 1996 to 2012. Eligible youth were placed in Work Experience with employers who received a Wage Subsidy.
Case Management / Employment Assistance Centre
From 1991 to 2012 BES provided case management and employment related services and referrals to other employment agencies. Our objective was to assess client needs, develop Return to Work Action Plans, to support clients throughout Action Plan steps, delivered employment related workshops, provided employment related supports, assisted clients requiring job placement and training interventions. Served: +21,000 unemployed clients. Services delivered in Maple Ridge, Mission and Abbotsford.
Project Based Training
BES provided training for the unemployed from 1989 to 1999. This included but was not limited to computer, accounting and administrative training project.
ASPECT Targeted Skills Shortage Program
BES had Marketing and Training Coordinators for ASPECT directed Program from 2011 to 2015. TSSP provided funding to sector specfic employers to engage in training activities for their low-skilled workers. Arrangements and assistance with the development of a training plan was provided by BES.