Jason's Career Exploration journey with WorkBC
I moved to Coquitlam in September, 2022, being unemployed for two months until I visited WorkBC Centre Guilford.
I was new to the city, having no acquaintance to help me find a job. In addition, the position I held before was not decent enough to survive in Lower Mainland area due to such a high cost of living. So, I decided to start a new career; however, I didn't know where to begin.
Once I moved to the new place, I sent my resume to many employers; however, I hardly heard from any for interview. I started to get anxious. One day, I saw an online post on a Korean community saying that Sunnie helped them find a new career. I was half‐doubted, but sent an email anyway.
When I visited WorkBC Centre Guildford for the first time, I had no idea about what kind of job I want for my future. Sunnie, my case manager, listened to me with patience. Also, facilitators helped me find my interests through an aptitude test, MBTI test, and some others. Financial support from WorkBC was a great help for me to finish Health Care Assistant Program. Without it, I couldn't have finished the program.
Since October, 2023, I have been working as a community health worker under Fraser Health Authority. It is currently a casual position. Hopefully, I will get a full‐time position soon.
The team at WorkBC Centre is very helpful and professional. They are willing to help you ‐ just one call or email away.
I really appreciate the help of my case manager. Without her, I would not have been able to think of the career I currently have. I’d also like to say thank you to the entire team at WorkBC.