Funding for SUCCESS
Employment opportunities and business development in Surrey got a huge boost this week as the federal government provided funding for a new training initiative.
Funding of $120,000 to support a new employment training initiative managed by the United Chinese Community Enrichment Services Society (SUCCESS) was announced Thursday by Nina Grewal, MP for Fleetwood-Port Kells.
"Tomorrow's Workplace is a unique community-based economic development initiative. It is the result of close cooperation between Western Economic Diversification Canada staff and organizations that work every day in Surrey including the Surrey Board of Trade, SUCCESS, Simon Fraser University's Surrey campus and Kwantlen University” said Bill Beatty, Project Director of SUCCESS. “This blend of local community organizations, businesses and educational institutions working together for better business in Surrey, is a model for collaborative business development. We look forward to seeing the results in the near future."
The investment will support SUCCESS’ Tomorrow’s Workplace program, which works closely with Surrey-based employers and industry associations to identify recruitment and training opportunities for immigrants and visible minorities. The project will conduct research and development on recruitment methods, employee training, and employee retention practices for the use of local industry leaders.
SUCCESS is a multi-service agency established in 1973 and incorporated in 1974. Their mandate is to promote the well being of all Canadians and immigrants. SUCCESS encourages their participation in the community through delivering services in five major areas: social services, employment services, business and economic development services, training and education services, and health services
Western Economic Diversification Canada is a department of the Government of Canada that works in partnership with the provinces, industry associations and communities to stimulate and encourage diversification of the western economy, as well as to represent the interests of the West in national decision-making.