Job Connections for Immigrants program participants celebrate graduation

Ten students completed 24 weeks of training in Abbotsford

Graduates of the Job Connections for Immigrants program celebrate with Rod Santiagao (right)

Ten clients of WorkBC/AbbotsfordWORKS celebrated their graduation last Friday, Oct. 21 after completing 24 weeks of training in the Job Connections for Immigrants (JCI) program.

The individuals took their training in partnership with University of the Fraser Valley.

The program included modules in customer service, cash handling, English, WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System), FoodSafe and Management Foundations.

The students completed an eight-week practicum, and six were offered jobs with their practicum hosts, which included Shoppers Drug Mart, Quality Hotel and Conference Centre, Coastal Pacific Aviation Ltd., Image Optometry and Quilts Etc.

The graduation ceremony was held at Abbotsford Community Services, which administers the federally funded JCI program.

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