BC Employer Training Grant (ETG)
You Could Qualify for the BC Employer Training Grant
Did you know that coaching from Certified Professional Coaches qualifies as an eligible service for the BC Employer Training Grant, formerly known as the BC Job Grant?
Are you a business that wants to invest in coaching and leadership development for your employees but could use some help with funding? There might be just the solution for you and I can help.
BC Employer Training Grant (ETG)
What is the BC Employer Training Grant?
The Province of British Columbia has negotiated a new Workforce Development Agreement (WDA) with the Government of Canada that replaces the Canada-BC Job Fund Agreement (CJF). The new WDA provides B.C. with more funding and flexibility to address provincial labour market needs.
The B.C. Employer Training Grant (ETG) provides up to $8 million in funding for employers to support skills training for their current and new employees in the fiscal year 2018/2019.
Visit the BC Employer Training Grant website to learn more.
What Does This Mean For You?
According to the ETG program, coaching is viewed as human resource development/training focused on providing support, feedback and advice to an individual or group to improve personal effectiveness in a business setting. Coaching provided by a certified third-party coach is an eligible type of training under the Workforce Training Stream.
Eligible Training & Development
In the ETG program, training and development provided by coaching falls under the Workforce Training Stream. This training stream supports employers to upgrade their employees’ skills and develop their workforce and is designed to support any training that aligns with an employer’s business needs. Training my include:
Management Skills Training
Training to develop skills in strategic planning, leading and motivating, allocating and controlling resources, evaluating, co-ordinating and organizing, recruiting and hiring, supervising and leadership. The intent of management training is to build job skills within the sector to fill gaps in supervisor, manager, forepersons and similar positions.
Business, Sales and Business Improvement Skills Training
Training to develop skills to increase sales, marketing, social media marketing and communication, streamlining process (Lean and Kaizen training etc.), improving organizational structures, culture change.
Personal management skills required by the current labour market. Soft skills are personal skills and characteristics required by employers across different sectors and at different stages of an employee’s career.
Examples of these skills include:
- Personal management: goal-setting,time-management
- Criteria Interpretation
- Personal communication
- Personal project and task management
- Commitment to quality
- Professional behaviour/business etiquette/communication etiquette
- Social responsibility/social intelligence
- Positive thinking
- Creative thinking and problem solving
- Personal motivation
- Emotional intelligence
- Cross-cultural competency
This is where I can help you
I am a Certified Professional ACC Coach and an eligible coaching services provider for the BC Employer Training Grant. I provide Professional Development coaching services including Team Development, Leadership Development, Executive Coaching and Emotional Intelligence Skills Training and these services are tailored to the needs and requirements of your business and organization.
My services are eligible for the ETG as long as they are relevant to the current operational needs of your business, the current job of the participant or the available job for which the coaching is required.
How Do I Apply for The BC Employer Training Grant (ETG)
The next intake for the ETG is October 1, 2018. In order to apply for the grant you first need a BC Business EID. Once you have this follow the steps outlined on the BC Employer Training Grant first starting with finding out if your business is eligible for funding.
A tip for applying for the grant is to start the process a few months in advance to give yourself enough time to get your BC Business EID (if you don’t have it yet) and put together the required paperwork for yourself and your from coach who’s providing the coaching program. A second tip is to make sure you apply for the grant at 12:01pm on October 1, 2018 if possible because there are a limited number of grants given out and they seem to be going fast over the last few intake sessions.
I will personally work with you through the application process to ensure you the best success in getting the grant.