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Developed by PTP Adult Learning and Employment Programs in partnership with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), CAMERA is a series of standardized and validated assessments that provide placement and diagnostic information for adult literacy and employment programming. The assessments employ workplace documents and tasks to test four Essential Skills: Reading, Document Use, Writing and Numeracy.
Having completed the training session, participants will become Certified CAMERA Assessors. Only certified assessors are permitted to administer and score CAMERA. This training is ideal for practitioners who are in a position to assess employment-bound clients with literacy needs. The certification training offers participants the opportunity to:
The BCCDA is bringing certified PTP trainers from Toronto specially for this workshop and we've negotiated great training rates for our members. Register by November 14 to secure your spot.
Date/Time: November 21 and November 22, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Individual Non Member
(A) Training Only $1,500 | (B) Training, plus WorkWrite Series* $1,750
(A) Training Only $1,375 | (B) Training, plus WorkWrite Series* $1,590
SAVE EVEN MORE when you attend this two-day training as part of an agency! Contact Donna Brendon at email@example.com to inquire.
*What is the WorkWrite Series?
The WorkWrite Series is a training curriculum (7 books) for workforce Essential Skills that can be used effectively with the CAMERA assessment. Learning activities are benchmarked with Essential Skills levels. These books can also be purchased separately from the CAMERA training, but special BCCAD training discounts will not apply.
The Industry Training Authority (ITA) is changing the way it does business. It has developed an aggressive Transition Plan to address the recommendations contained in B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint and The Industry Training Authority and Trades Training in BC: Recalibrating for High Performance (McDonald Report).
Change is more than just words. ITA is taking specific actions to improve apprenticeship support and industry relations, and is providing more support and avenues for feedback for apprentices and employers, such as webinars, surveys and on-the-ground support.
Below are just some of the new ways ITA is building a stronger skilled trades training system:
Facilitator: Gary Herman CEO, Industry Training Authority (ITA)
Gary Herman is chief executive officer (CEO) of the Industry Training Authority (ITA), responsible for the governance, expansion and improvement of BC’s industry training system. He was appointed interim CEO in August 2013, after joining the organization as chief operating officer (COO) in January. For the past twenty years, Gary has served in senior operations management positions including Ebco Industries, VAE Nortrak, and ThyssenKrupp Fabco. Gary began his career by apprenticing for seven years in three trades and is certified as a Tool & Die Maker and as a Die Sinker (forging). He is also a Certified Manufacturing Engineer and has a Business Administration Diploma and an Executive MBA.
Date & Time: November 6, 2014
Cost: FREE for members Non-members: $15.00 Register: Online
With generous support from CERIC - Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counsellors, BCCDA and CERIC are pleased to host a Career Development Mini-Forum in Nanaimo with Gray Poehnell, who will present with two workshops, Unsung Potential of Weakness, Diversity Improv and Peter Bailey, Passion, Power and Planning, a hands on look at tools to help clients.
Gray Poehnell is an experienced career consultant with over 21 years experience approaching career with holistic approaches that cultivate hope, practical spirituality, creativity, imagination, and career integrity. Having worked with diverse client populations (such as youth, social assistance recipients, older adults, immigrants, professionals, Aboriginals, and multi-barried clients). His new book, co-authored with Norm Amundson, Hope-Filled Engagement, is a much anticipated presentation of the concepts, processes, and types of activities that are reflected in the Guiding Circles workbooks.
Peter Bailey is co-owner of Free Rein Associates in Hope - an award winning organization with over 20 years’ proven success in Case Management. Peter is a certified career development practitioner and holds the CCDP credential from BCCDA. He has a business certificate from BCIT and a Provincial Instructor’s Diploma from Vancouver Community College. It is Peter’s personal mission to help others discover their true passions and enhance their quality of life.
Date & Time: December 5, 2014 8:30-4:00 PM
Cost: Early Bird Rate $139 after November 26th $160
Location: Vancouver Island Conference Centre Dodd Narrows Rooms A & B , Nanaimo
CECs: 15 points
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BCCDA is a Proud Supporter of Cannexus 15
Cannexus15 registration now open. They offer a variety of packages at very competitive rates!
Special discounts are available for members of supporting organizations, students and groups of five or more. Featured Keynotes are:
The logos below are for the use of members and CCDP designated practitioners
Discover how to tap into your clients’ passion, keep moving forward, and learn how to talk with potential employers.
You’re invited to Focus Disability’s annual conference, on September 30, 2014, titled Building & Maintaining Your Momentum, with keynote speakers Peter Bailey and Vic Barron.
Peter Bailey – Passion, Power & Planning
Getting passionate for a career is fundamentally about discovering what you love to do and getting paid for doing it.
With stories and humour, explore ideas for engaging clients about their passions and learn specific strategies for harnessing its energy. You will learn new techniques for helping clients discover personal satisfaction in the work they choose.
Vic Barron – Lessons from the Peloton
The Peloton is the main group of riders in a race in which riders rely on to save energy by sticking close to other riders. Through an analogy of cycling, this presentation will look at how to build and maintain momentum and how this momentum can help others achieve success. Join Vic as he leads this presentation on building momentum through these key contributing elements:
1. Tools – the right tools at the right time
2. Groups – identifying the right groups and establishing connection
3. Rhythm – understanding and applying pacing principles
There will also be a self-advocate team and an employer panel.
For more information and to register, see the attached pdf and registration form. Please note that the Early Bird deadline is September 15th.
Success Tips for Working with Hard to Reach Clients - A One-Day Workshop with Bob Shebib
Clients are often reluctant to engage with social service providers for a variety of reasons such as fear of change, pessimism, addiction and mental health challenges, prior poor experiences, resentment at being forced to receive service, general distrust, and fear of stigma. This lively workshop will look at tips and tricks for engaging this population. Theory, demonstration and hand-on practice will give participants practical and proven strategies that increase the probability for success. Some of the topics that will be covered in this workshop:
To reserve your spot for this workshop email@example.com. You can register now and your agency will be invoiced later. Please include agency name and phone number.
June/July 2014 Newsletter | Celebrating 30 Years - Neil Squire Society | President's Report from IAEVG in Quebec City | Meet our Research Volunteers
May 2014 Newsletter | Save the Date for CDC - March 6, 7 2015 | Upcoming Webinars and Events | Registrar's Corner |
April 2014 Newsletter | Upcoming webinars - FREE to members | New Board of Directors Meet in Richmond | Google Yourself with the new CCDP Registry | Pro-D Committee Update
March 2014 Newsletter | Highlights from CDC 2014 | Welcome to 2014 Board of Directors | Practitioners Toolkit: "9 Self-Care Tips for Job Seekers" | Group Health Benefit Plan for BCCDA Members
February 2014 Newsletter | Meeting with Nichola Manning | Last chance to register for CDC | Member Profile: Gordon MacDonald
January 2014 Newsletter | CDC 2014: Early Bird Rate Extended! | Tools from "Beyond!: An Exploration of Free Online Career, Employment and Education Resources" | Member Profile: Mumtaz Patel
December 2013 Newsletter | Meeting with Greg Kyllo | Word from the President: A Year in Review | Upcoming Webinars
November 2013 Newsletter | BCCDA Member Profile | Highlights from CD Mini-Forum in Kelowna | Practitioner's Toolkit
October 2013 Newsletter | Call for Nominations for Awards of Excellence | Association News
Is your certification valid across Canada? Check this chart from Canadian Council for Career Development showing Career Certification at-a-Glance. Information provided for BC, Alberta, Quebec, the only provinces with formal certification. The chart contains important information on developments towards certification in Nova Scotia New Brunswick and Ontario.
The BCCDA Board is pleased to present the Association's Three-Year Plan 2013-2016. The strategic themes identified are governance, membership and business development and stakeholder relations. From the themes the board chose eleven strategic initiatives on which to focus in the next three years.