Federal Employment Diverse-Abilities Skills Training ProgramAssists persons with disabilities to improve their employment readiness
Federal Employment Diverse-Abilities Skills Training Program (FEDS)
The Federal Employment Diverse-Abilities Skills Training Program (FEDS) is designed to facilitate skill development, further employment education, and workplace experience to assist persons with disabilities (emotional/psychological, physical) and/or learning disabilities (either diagnosed or self-identified) improve their employment readiness.
FEDS has two employment themes which include:
- work opportunities leveraged through a partnership with Public Service Commission (PSC) to employ persons in a Government of Canada job,
- OR alternate employment in collaboration with Rotary at Work and/or other local employers.
We provide a variety of services for our participants including case management, facilitation, wrap-around supports, employments skills, and work experience placement. Working collaboratively with individuals, both in one-to-one and group settings, our team provides support based on their skills, abilities and goals, whilst addressing barriers to employment.
All individuals will participate in a Digital Literacy Program, to further enhance each person’s computer skills, regardless of their future employment path.
Is This Program Right For You?
- You have a high school / secondary school diploma or (employer approved alternatives)
- You wish to enhance your computer skills by completing a Digital Literacy Course (computer skills program with basic and advanced training options)
- You are able to commit to 12 weeks of workshops and training approximately 5 hours per week
- You are interested in pursuing employment with the Public Service Commission to work for the Government of Canada, possibly working from home on a computer AND/OR
- You are interested in participating in a two-week work experience opportunity with the Rotary Club
People We Help
If you meet the following the eligibility criteria and are interested in employment support, please contact us.
- Individuals who are currently receiving Persons with Disabilities (PWD) benefits AND
- Self-identify as having a disability OR
- Are assessed as having a disability using an approved assessment tool.
To Access FEDS
- Please contact us to see if you’re eligible for services.
8:30am – 4:30pm
Monday – Friday
Abbotsford, BC V2S 3S9
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