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Skills Max

Are you 15-29 years old? Unemployed? Not on EI?

Do you want to get your start in the Warehousing Industry? 

We are currently recruiting for Skills Max, our free 6-week youth employment and training program that prepares you for Warehousing positions in Metro Vancouver.

Program outline

  • Four weeks of employability workshops, including Career Pathways in the Warehousing/Trades Sectors (Monday to Friday, 9:30 am - 1 pm)

  • Six days of warehousing training, including forklift certification, St. John’s Ambulance Industrial First Aid, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and fall-protection training

  • Working with a placement specialist to be placed in the Warehousing sector with local employers

  • On-the-job and financial supports


  • Job seekers 15-29 years of age
  • Unemployed or working less than 20 hours a week, and able to participate in a full-time program and training
  • Currently not receiving EI/have not received EI in the last three years
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident or confirmed refugee status
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Not currently attending school
  • Interested in working within the Warehousing sector

Upcoming Information Sessions:

  • Wednesday, November 1 at 2:15 pm
  • Thursday, November 2 at 2:15 pm
  • Friday, November 3 at 2:15 pm
  • Wednesday, November 8 at 10 am
  • Thursday, November 9 at 10 am
  • Friday, November 10 at 10 am

Sign-up for a free information session here.

To register, contact:

Career Zone 
2nd floor - 1256 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC

skillsmax@ywcavan.org | 604 605 4666

To refer a participant, please complete our Case Manager Referral Form.