Funding helps to upgrade employees

Small businesses in B.C. have access to up to $7,500 per employer (maximum $1,500 per employee) for workplace training

Could your employees use upgrade training?

Small businesses in B.C. have access to up to $7,500 per employer (maximum $1,500 per employee) for workplace training that helps grow your employees’ potential.

To be eligible for the ASPECT Targeted Skills Shortage Program (TSSP), you must employ fewer than 100 people and work in one of the following sectors: technology, clean tech and green economy, healthcare and social services, transportation, manufacturing, or natural gas.

Eligible employees are those who either do not have a high school diploma or do have a high school diploma but no recognized certification.

Interested employers meet with a training coordinator for the program to determine training needs, develop a training plan for your employee(s), and coordinate appropriate courses.

Training providers must also have specific credentials, but businesses have successfully applied for funding covering such skills as dispatching, software applications, bookkeeping and customer service, among many others.


The funding is available until March 2013, first come, first served, or until all available spots are allocated. For further information or for a local contact, go to



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