Warehouse Training for People with Disabilities
Warehousing and job readiness training program designed to address employment barriers faced by Persons with Disabilities.
About the Program
Warehouse Training for People with Disabilities
Back in Motion has partnered with Universal Learning Institute to provide an 9-week training program designed to address employment barriers faced by Persons with Disabilities. The WarehouseAbilities skills training and supports prepare individuals for sustainable employment in the high-demand warehousing sector. The program is funded by the Government of Canada, through the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement.
What is included in WarehouseAbilities?
Back in Motion WarehouseAbilities Program consists of 9 weeks of training, with a combination of:
✔ Employment readiness skills training
✔ Fundamental Warehouse Operations training through Universal Learning Institute
✔ Hands-on work simulation activities in a real-life warehouse setting
✔ Certifications in WHMIS, Occupational First Aid, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Forklift Operator, Scissor/Boom List, and Fall Protection
✔ Work experience opportunities, job search and placement supports
✔ Technology support for those who qualify
✔ $150 Training Completion Bonus for those who complete the 9 weeks of training
Are you eligible for WarehouseAbilities?
Check your eligibility below.
The WarehouseAbilities skills training and supports prepare individuals for sustainable employment in the high-demand warehousing sector.
- BC Resident, legally entitled to work in Canada
- Self-disclosed disability
- Unemployed or precariously employed (casual work or difficulty supporting family)
- Not a full-time student
- Ready, willing, and able to engage in training and employment
Contact Us Today!
If you would like to learn more about the program or register for upcoming cohorts, contact us by completing the below form. Our team will get in touch with you.
- Work at your own pace to develop skills in a real-life warehouse environment
- Staff will support you with any assistive technology or equipment needs, related to your unique abilities
- Steel-toed boots will be provided for you, as well as access to warehouse clothing
- Trained Kinesiologist will provide coaching for you to work safely in a warehouse setting
- Job coaching after hire to make sure you are successful in your warehouse job
- Upon training completion, each Participant will receive a small bonus
Meet Our Team
The WarehouseAbilities skills training and support team prepare individuals for sustainable employment in the high-demand warehousing sector.
Our Back in Motion WarehouseAbilities team is ethnically diverse, and includes multi-lingual professionals from around the world. Services are delivered in English only, but we have staff members that speak Portuguese, Spanish, Punjabi and Hindi, in addition to English.
Anu Baijal – MBA (HR) & MA (Counselling Psychology)
Employment Counselor & Facilitator
Anu has over 12 years’ experience in Training and Development. She intends to make a difference in client’s life by applying her knowledge, expertise and compassionate demeanor. She is passionate about empowering clients with skills and behaviour, so they are employment-ready. Anu has an immense pleasure to see her clients find their dream jobs and climb the success ladder.
Anu speaks English and Hindi.
Harry Gill – BBA
Harry is a motivated Job Developer with over 7 years’ experience, currently studying Russian and German. He loves his role at work, because it gives him the opportunity to meet amazing hardworking clients who are looking to re-enter the workforce.
Ibrahim Alashkar – Bachelor’s Degree
Ibrahim has a degree in Finance and has been working in the social work sector for 7 years, mainly with newcomers. He has been a program coordinator at Back in Motion Employment Services for over a year. Outside of work, Ibrahim is passionate about sports!
Ibrahim speaks English and Arabic.
Lonnie had over 25+ years’ experience helping people move into employment; from which, nearly 20 years was at a private post-secondary, helping individuals get the education they need to change or start new careers. Lonnie has been working with Back in Motion for over 7 years. As the program manager of our employment services, Lonnie helps people with a variety of diverse abilities find direction through support and training. ‘Seeing someone gain confidence to find meaningful employment always puts a smile on my face’.
Ning Huang – BA in Psychology and Asian Studies, CDP (Career Development Practitioner) certificate, CCDP (Certified Career Development Practitioner)
Ning has 6 years’ experience in the career development field (mostly in the non-profit sector) and played a key role in various programs such as Job Options BC, RBC Youth Works and Skills Link Program. She has a diverse set of skills and took on various roles including Job Developer, Workshop facilitator, Career Counselor and Program Coordinator. Ning has recently joined our team at Back in Motion. She is passionate about making a difference and helping people thrive to their full potential.
Ning speaks English, Mandarin (native level) & Japanese (intermediate)
Veronica Amaral – BA, MBA
Veronica has been working for Back in Motion as a Program Administrator for over 3 years. She actually came to know our employment programs as a client, and today is an integral part of our team! As a newcomer to Canada, she enjoys helping other immigrants to settle and find a job. She has a Bachelor Degree in Translation Studies, and a MBA in Project Management.
Veronica speaks English and Portuguese
Back in Motion Employment provides industry-leading, professional employment solutions, to assist people in overcoming barriers and reaching their full employment potential.
Back in Motion Employment programs provides industry-leading, professional employment solutions, to assist people in overcoming barriers and reaching their full employment potential.
Guided by our motivation to transform lives and build vibrant communities, our services address both sides of employment-related challenges: the job seeker’s need for meaningful and sustainable employment, and the labour shortage experienced by BC employers.
Recognized as leaders in customer service and satisfaction, our personable and professional staff have extensive experience supporting individuals with diverse needs to achieve employment. We are proud to serve vulnerable populations (immigrants and refugees, persons with disabilities (physical, mental, developmental, intellectual), older workers (55+), youth at risk (15-30), individuals at risk for homelessness and/or recovering from addictions.
We are so thankful to have such amazing program members who have taken the time to share their experiences with us.
"I think this program covered a number of my work experiences that makes me a strong candidate for job. I would also like to assure you that I am very excited about the opportunity here..."
"...I am very fortunate to that I have come to know a very helpful, skilled, and supportive person like you who shed the light on the pathway I must walk on so I can rediscover myself..."
"...I was worried that I am not eligible for this program but when I was accepted into the program I felt that I am very lucky person to be accepted into this program..."
Get In Touch
In-person (Richmond) and Virtual
Contact us to schedule a visit!
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