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Project Based Training (PBT) – Retail Skills Development Training


S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Project Based Training (PBT) aims to address the skills gap between targeted participants and employer expectations. By incorporating best practices, the project supports participants to gain the required skills training and credentials aligned with local employer needs that lead directly to employment.


PBT-Retail offers eligible participant access to Retail Council of Canada’s certified employee development program, which provides foundation and advanced skills necessary to become experts in all aspects of retail sales. The program also builds sound business skills to help participants achieve their retail career goals and effectively lead a team. Topics covered include customer service and sales, inventory, store appearance, leadership, marketing, security and safety, and more…


Eligibility Requirements:

  • A Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Unemployed and non-EI eligible
  • Working less than 20 hours per week
  • Not received parental / maternity EI in the past 5 years
  • Not currently in high school or post-secondary courses
  • Not currently participating in another provincially or federally funded labour market program
  • Must attend an intake interview assessment to be accepted into the PBT-Retail Training Program


Program Offers
- Four weeks of group based training:

  • Retails Sales Associate Training
  • Introduction to First Level Manager Training
  • FoodSafe
  • WorldHost
  • Job Readiness Skills Training

- Career & Personality Assessments
- Current Labour Market information
- Goal Setting (long & short term)
- Resume and Cover Letters / Self Marketing Tools
- Job Search Strategies; Networking and Cold Calling
- Interview & Communications Skills
- Stress Management & Employer Expectations
- Field Trips

- Two weeks Intensive Job Search & Placement Support

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Intake Dates
October 3, 2016
November 14, 2016
January 16, 2017
March 6, 2017
April 24, 2017

For Inquiries
PBT – Retail
205-10330 152nd Street
Surrey, BC V3R 4G8
Tel: 778-819-0729
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