Current Program since 2017

Since 2017, STAND Foundation has been funding its Pre-Employment Certificate Program for its school board partners. Over 1200 of these certificates have been awarded to Vancouver School Board, Surrey School Board and New Westminster Senior Secondary students.

These certificates are designed to provide students with additional qualifications to stand out in competitive environments for entry-level jobs.

The certificates include, but are not limited to, the following programs:

First aid Foodsafe Forklift training
Super Host certificate Barista Training WHIMIS
Customer Service Cashier Training Ladder Safety
Infection Control Driving Lessons Serving It Right
Traffic Control Person Training

The STAND Foundation permanent endowment allows us to fund approximately 250-300 pre-employment certificates each year to our school board partners. The total cost per certificate averages $125.

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