Career Link History
Career Link is Powell River’s WorkBC employment services centre. Any interested job seeker can get help from our friendly staff.
Career Link is the offspring of its sponsor board, Powell River Employment Program (PREP) Society, a registered non-profit society set up in 1984. The governments of BC and Canada fund Career Link programs.
Career Link began as a women-only employment program, Work Opportunities for Women, and in 1991, adopted its current name when it started offering employment services to all unemployed residents of Powell River.
Since 1984, agency staff members have become experts at:
- job search, resume writing, and career planning
- informative workshops and individual counselling
- education planning
- knowledge about jobs beyond Powell River and within the service areas:
- Powell River City
- Regional District
- Texada Island
- Savary Island
- Saltery Bay
- Sea Fair float champions on multiple occasions
- Sea Fair Business Decorating
- Suggested Horizon Business Award’s Employer of the Year, to encourage employers to have positive, supportive workplaces
- Helped launch Volunteer Powell River
Career Link’s Community Partners
With its years of service to job seekers, Career Link plays an important role in the community. Career Link’s involvement includes:
- Employment-Services Community Partners: Model Community Project for Persons with Disabilities, Community Futures Development Corporation Powell River, inclusion Powell River.
- Employer Committees: Powell River Chamber of Commerce, Powell River Visitors Infocentre, Marine Area Business Association, Powell River Regional Economic Development Society.
- Focus Committees: Youth Advisory Council, Powell River and Region Transition House Society, Lund Community Club, Community Resilience Project, Women’s Health Network, Powell River Diversity Initiative.
- Interagency Committees: Vancouver Island University, Powell River campus.
BCCDA: British Columbia Career Development Association
ASPECT: Association of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training
VRA: Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada