Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness met with members of the Agassiz Harrison Community Services its thrift shop last week

Job creation at Agassiz Thrift Store

New program will offer hands-on work experience for two people

  • Dec. 31, 2013 8:00 p.m.

The Agassiz Harrison Community Services Thrift Store will be transformed into a self-supporting community hub as part of a work experience and training program funded by the B.C. government.

In addition to helping Agassiz Harrison Community Services with renovations, two people will also get up to a year of valuable work experience and skills enhancement in the areas of interior design, project management, retail management, volunteer management and marketing.

“These days, getting work experience and developing new skills is more valuable than ever,” said Laurie Throness, MLA for Chilliwack-Hope. “This project not only helps two people gain the skills they need to secure a quality job, it also transforms the thrift store into a hub where people can get together and connect as a community.”

“This is a wonderful Christmas gift for the entire community. We look forward to providing a modernized centre staffed by our friendly volunteers and two Job Creation Partnership participants that people and local organizations can use, in addition to helping train and develop skills through hands-on work experience,” said Grace Admiraal, acting executive director of Agassiz Harrison Community Services.

The B.C. government’s Partnership and Innovation Fund is providing $25,938 with the balance of the $47,307 project coming from cash and in-kind donations from other sources.

The project is being funded as part of the Job Creation Partnership stream of the Community and Employer Partnership program, a component of the Employment Program of B.C.

Just Posted

B.C. man who murdered Belgian tourist near Boston Bar gets life in prison, no parole until 2042

Sean McKenzie pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of 28-year-old Amelie Christelle Sakkalis

B.C.’s ‘Dr. Frankenstein of guns’ back in jail yet again for trafficking in Glock parts

Bradley Michael Friesen has parole revoked for allegedly importing gun parts yet again

New lease sees market rent, modernization for Agassiz’s UBC Dairy

UBC Dairy has less land, higher rent under the lease; hopes stability will bring more opportunities

Sentencing scheduled Tuesday for man who killed Belgian tourist

Sean McKenzie pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of 28-year-old Amelie Sakkalis near Boston Bar

Langley crash slowing westbound Highway 1 traffic

Crash occurred just past 200th Street around 5:45 a.m.

VIDEO: Bald Eagle Festival welcomes tourists, salmon, eagles to Harrison Mills

The annual festival took place on Saturday, Nov. 16 and Sunday, Nov. 17

B.C. to advocate for frustrated, confused, unhappy cellphone users, says premier

Maple Ridge New Democrat Bob D’Eith to advocate for more affordable and transparent cellphone options

Workers union calls strike vote in SkyTrain labour dispute

Mediated talks are scheduled to begin Nov. 28

‘Very disrespectful’: B.C. first responder irked by motorists recording collisions on cellphones

Central Cariboo Search and Rescue deputy chief challenges motorists to break the habit

Daily cannabis linked to reduction in opioid use: B.C. researchers

Researchers looked at a group of 1,152 people in Vancouver who reported substance use and chronic pain

Bids down, costs up on Highway 1, B.C. independent contractors say

Rally protests NDP government’s union-only public construction

Members of little people community applaud change to drop ‘midget’ term

‘It’s not about sensitivity,’ says Allan Redford, the president of the Little People of Canada

‘Police incident’ leads Squamish RCMP to ask public to leave Stawamus Chief

People were told to expected a ‘noted police presence’

Most Read