Success Stories

kyle mr mikes in actionKyle was hired on at Mr. Mikes Steakhouse & Bar after his 7-weeks work experience. Due to Kyle’s dedication to school and his passion for cooking, he was given a scholarship for the Culinary Arts Program at Vancouver Island University. Kyle’s flexibility finds him fulfilling different roles from dishwashing to prep cook to helping on the line. His work experience at Mr. Mike’s has given him a valuable work experience that will lead him to his dream of becoming a Red Seal Chef! Congratulations Kyle on your hard work – keep it up!


robin finalRobin was hired to work on the farm at WF Herbal Farms. His can-do attitude and strong work ethic landed him a full time job after the 7-weeks paid work experience. He also found a love for horticulture and may pursue this as a career. Way to go Robin! “Robin is always on time; gets started on his own accord, no complaints, he will do what he’s asked to do and stick to it!” –WF Herbal Farms


dax sam finalOnce an engineer student, Dax decided to change careers and was interested in the trades, electrical to be specific. An opportunity at Optimus Electric has given Dax the experience and confirmation of his career choice. Dax has new skills to add to his resume from wiring new homes to re-wiring old attics; the 7-weeks paid work experience gave him a jump on his apprenticeship hours as well.


edie_timmysEdie was a participant in the YEMP program and has had a big success at Tim Hortons. She showed enthusiasm, good work ethic and a face paced ….! A big Thank you to Steve Carlson, General Manager, of Tim Hortons, in Duncan; to Steve, Alisa and his team for the opportunity! Timmy’s gave Edie a chance and she rose to the occasion. Edie started as entry-level position and earned her way up to Baker. Congratulations Edie!

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