SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYMENT

WHY SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYMENT ARE IMPORTANT TO LEVRA

At Levra, we nourish a person’s desire for continuous learning. Our focus is supporting an individual shape their desired life’s culture, fostering new ways of thinking, developing new behaviors, and driving strategic opportunities.

 

We believe that people who develop the ability to continuously acquire innovative forms of knowledge and skills to apply at work and life are the movers and shakers of our society.

Albert Einstein
“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”
Samuel Johnson
“Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.”
Thomas Jefferson
“I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led.”
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PROGRAMS WITHIN SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYMENT

 

Young Educators and Leaders Program or YELP is an experiential leadership, capability training, and skills development for youth aged 15-25 years old. YELP aims to engage participants in community service through tutoring services, youth and children mentoring and community participation. Youth are trained in the basics of teaching through active story-telling and competency-based skills development. They include critical thinking and decision making, kindness and compassion, financial literacy and simplified project planning. Youth graduating from this program are expected to present a teaching portfolio of community work and leadership service revolving Levra Youth’s Service Pillars of Think, Care, Teach, Coach and Give.

The Community Workforce Response Grant program (CWRG) provides on average up to $10 million a year in funding for communities and sectors to support in-demand skills training leading to secure and sustainable employment for British Columbians who are training-ready and seeking to re-enter the labour force or to change their employment status.

 

Priority is given to training projects offering occupational certifications, especially for in-demand skills. Levra offers the Early Childhood Care and Education dual ticketing program. In collaboration with childcare services providers – day care and preschools; school district and non-profit organizations, Levra offered the program without cost to 20 participants in partnership with Western Community College. New grants are sought to offer more programs in the future.

Levra partners with private institutions to offer competency-based skills development as well. Courses like Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Influence and Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, Emotional Intelligence, Building Service Teams, Effective Communication can be offered on demand. These courses can easily be customized to suit each individual and/or organizational neds.

The Employment Readiness Program is a series of workshops designed to teach individuals practical job readiness skills and job search strategies to navigate the workplace with success. Courses offered are:

· Labour Market Outlook and the World of Work

· Resume Writing for Beginners

· Advance Resume Writing Skills

· Interview Preparation

· Building your career networking

· Job Search Strategies

 

Using the Skills for Success teaching model, Levra provides a customizable one-day course to train individuals or groups of everyday skills needed for work, learning and life.

Have Questions or want to find out more? Feel free to reach out to us!

PERSONALIZED CAREER COACHING SUPPORT

Looking for a quick and short-term support in making informed decisions about your career development and trajectory? Levra will help you improve on your various tools that you can use—résumés, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles—to meet your career goals.