Hello CFE Managers and staff,
Please find your monthly CFE updates from the Business Development Team below.
Upcoming FEMT Offerings
FEMT course registration is underway and some offerings are wait-list only, but others, such as the Fisheries Operations Management module in Richmond, have plenty of space. Please contact Karenn Bailey ASAP for more information or to reserve a seat for you, your staff or board. This training is free of charge, and you can have up to two participants per CFE in each of the three courses offered. Travel is reimbursed. Details found below.
– Fisheries Operations Management, December 3-6 – Richmond
– Financial Management, January 20-23 – Nanaimo
– Strategic Business Planning, November 26-29 – Richmond (2 seats left)
– Fisheries Operations Management, January 14-17 – Courtenay
Interested in a wait-list only offering? Please connect with Karenn Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org. At this point, anyone on a wait list has been accommodated – so please reach out.
FEMT Working Group
WANTED: A few passionate people to add to the FEMT Working Group. We are looking to replace Working Group participants who have moved on from their roles. We have just signed a contract with VIU to develop the materials for the Informed Decision Making course and will be engaging the Working Group team in January for your input. Please connect with Karenn Bailey at email@example.com if you are interested.
Assistance with Halibut Quota Transfers
As you likely know, Halibut fishing closes on November 14. If you are having issues with quota transfers and/or carry overs for halibut licences, our BDT advisor, Christy Whitmore, can provide assistance. She has many years of experience helping fishermen with quota transfers, and would be happy to extend the offer to you.
BC Employer Training Grant
BC Employer grant is now accepting applications for training taking place January 2nd-March 31st 2020. There is also still funding available for training running from now until December 31st, 2019, so get your applications in!
CFEs would likely apply under either the Technical (equipment or machinery operations, software applications, at-sea fishing, fish plant operations, aquaculture, preparing seafood-catering, food trucks, etc.) or Workforce (management skills, business skills, soft skills) stream. This funding covers a percentage of cost of the training itself (60-80%) & travel for participants who live and work in rural or remote communities (wages NOT included).
If this is of interest, please get in touch with Chelsea (604) 839-5392 or firstname.lastname@example.org. I can go through details, lessons learned over the last few years, and support the application process with templates, etc.
Canada Summer Jobs
Although the information online is not yet updated for Summer 2020 (maybe due to the election year?), the Canada Summer Jobs program generally begins accepting applications for summer hires in the late fall/winter. Last year’s application period was open December 17th – February 3rd. For those unfamiliar, the federal government reviews applications for organizations looking to hire a youth (age 15-30) from May – August and if accepted into the program, will subsidize wages. For private industry, they will pay for 50% of minimum wage and for not-for-profits they’ll cover 100% of minimum wage for 4 months employment. As of 2019, the youth no longer have to be a full-time student.
If this is of interest, please get in touch with Chelsea at (604) 839-5392 or email@example.com.
As always, for more information about any of the items mentioned above, please contact your friendly BDT advisors:
The Business Development Team