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FREE virtual employment program

Free Virtual RAFT Employment Program:  May 25—June 25

In response to COVID-19, KCDS is offering our free, five-week employment program in a virtual setting! Job seekers can gain skills and connect with
others from the comfort of their own homes.

Our program offers a supportive, fun and inspiring environment focused on job readiness for the Retail, Accommodation, Food Service and Tourism (RAFT)

Participants undertake self and career exploration; learn skills in customer service, communication and teamwork; create cover letters and resumes; and develop interview skills. Additionally, RAFT offers in-demand certifications and training:

  • Foodsafe Level 1
  • Serving it Right
  • SuperHost
  • Microsoft Word

The program runs 4 days per week, Monday to Thursday.  Participants will meet virtually from 9:30—11:30 a.m. and have daily assignments. We offer grocery and clothing supports and completion bonuses.

Applicants must have access to a computer, be unemployed or under-employed and not enrolled in school fulltime.

If interested, applicants should sent a cover letter and resume to or call 250-352-6200 ext. 316.