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Do you enjoy working with children? Start a career in childhood education with our FREE ECEA Training Program! (Ages 18-29)

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Program starts Tuesday January 4th 2022! Apply now as there are limited seats!

The YMCA Early Childhood Education Assistant (ECEA) Training Program prepares young adults with the necessary skills and certification for jobs as Early Childhood Education Assistants. The FREE 13-week Training includes:

  • Early Childhood Education Assistant Certificate through Vancouver Community College
  • Emergency First Aid/CPR-C/AED Certification
  • Child Protection Training
  • YMCA Early Learning Framework
  • Diversity and Social Inclusion training
  • Employment support - resume, cover letter and interview skills
  • Two practicums at one of our 55 childcare centres
  • Opportunities for up to $600 in completion bonuses
  • FREE 6-month YMCA Membership for participants
  • And much more!

WHEN:

  • January 4th - March 31st, 2022
  • Tues - Friday, 9:30 - 3:30: YMCA workshops (held online via Zoom)
  • Saturdays: 9:30 - 1:30: Vancouver Community College ECEA course (held in person at the VCC Campus)

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Between 18-29 years old*
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Unemployed or precariously Employed (less than 20 hours per week)
  • *If you are over 30 years of age and are a Newcomer, Visible Minority or Francophone, please, apply here: eceanewcomers.eventbrite.ca

TO APPLY:

  1. Sign up for our Eventbrite information session, held on Mondays at 1:00 pm
  2. Application forms will be sent out to all who attend the information session. They can also be submitted through: https://forms.office.com/r/kJLYxhfCDS
  3. If you are unable to attend the information session, please contact us at eceatraining@gv.ymca.ca and an employment coach will contact you within 24 hours for an intake call.

Spots are limited, apply today!

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Youth BEAT

(Ages 15-29)

This program, in partnership with the Foundry, supports youth ages 17 to 29 with mental health barriers to employment.

Next intakes: Vancouver: April 27, July 6, Sept 14, Nov 23

Fraser Valley: May 4, August 3, Nov 2, Feb 1, May 3

Contact: Vancouver: youthbeat@gv.ymca.ca

Chilliwack: youthbeat.fv@gv.ymca.c

ECEA - Early Childhood Education Assistant Training Program

(Ages 15 to 29)

The Early Childhood Education Assistant Training (ECEA) program prepares young adults ages 18 to 29 for jobs in Early Childhood Education. Participants acquire skills and certification for jobs as Early Childhood Education Assistants for kids ages 2 to 5.

Program requirements: Must have completed English 12.

Next intakes: April 2020 (full), September 2020

Register: Email our team at ecea@gv.ymca.ca

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