Baristas Employment Training Program

Providing support, guidance and training to youth for employment at Starbucks.

  • Employment
  • Youth
  • Youth/Adult 16 - 30

Available in Surrey Vancouver

The award-winning Baristas Program is a unique partnership with Starbucks that provides support, guidance and training to at-risk youth, helping to prepare them for employment.

Program Features

Participants in the Baristas Program receive:

  • Five weeks of life and employability workshops
  • Seven certificates: First Aid, WHMIS, FoodSafe, Safe Harbour, Serving it Right, WorldHost, Cashier Training
  • Four weeks of work experience at a local Starbucks store (6 hour shifts, 4 times a week)
  • Personal job search workshops and a graduation ceremony
  • Transportation support
  • Training allowances
  • Work experience clothing
  • Lunches and snacks

Program Details

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Youth between 16-30 at the time of intake/selection who are:

  • Not a full-time student
  • A Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or person who has been granted conventional refugee status in Canada
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations
  • Not participating in another Canada – British Columbia Labour Market Agreement funded program
  • Has not obtained a post-secondary degree from a Canadian post-secondary institution
  • Not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits
  • In need of assistance in order to overcome employment barriers

LOCATIONS

  • SURREY

    Fraser Regional Office
    10328 Whalley Blvd.
    Surrey, BC, V3T 4H4

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  • Vancouver

    WorkBC Employment Centre
    110 East 3rd Avenue
    Vancouver, BC

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WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

The Baristas Program is dedicated to providing youth with employment barriers with employability skills and a dynamic work experience in Starbucks outlets. This training helps participants to build their skills and self esteem, and transition into exciting careers in the growing retail food service sector.

The Baristas Program has been recognized at numerous provincial and national conferences, and has received awards for team work and innovation in partnerships. The program is a unique partnership with Starbucks Canada, and BladeRunners, increasing the health or and reducing poverty among at-risk youth in the Lower Mainland.

THIS PROGRAM IS FUNDED BY?

Contact Information

Fraser Regional Office
10328 Whalley Boulevard, Surrey
Phone: 604-951-4808
Email: baristas@pcrs.ca

How To Apply

To successfully apply for the Baristas Training Program, youth must submit an application accompanied by a cover letter and resume, and attend a scheduled individual interview. Only 10-12 applicants will be accepted per cycle. Some will be placed on a waitlist and others will be referred to other community resources to further develop skills. The cover letter should describe why the applicant would be a good fit for the program.

Please send your application, resume and cover letter to: baristas@pcrs.ca or fax to: 604-951-4808.
You can fill in the application online below, or download this form and send it back to us.

PROGRAM DATES

Information Sessions on the new Baristas Training Program (the model under Work BC) for all interested participants will be held

Vancouver
March 4th, 11am at Midtown ESC -110 East 3rd Avenue, Vancouver
March 16th, 2pm at Midtown ESC -110 East 3rd Avenue, Vancouver

Surrey
February 23rd, 11am at Fraser Regional – 10328 Whalley Boulevard, Surrey
March 11th, 11am at Fleetwood Guildford ESC – #202-10334 152A Street, Surrey

 

Vancouver at Midtown ESC -110 East 3rd Ave.

Start Date April 11th, 2016

Application Deadline

Surrey at Fraser Regional Office - 10328 Whalley Blvd, Surrey

Start Date April 4th, 2016

Application Deadline

Apply for the next Baristas Training Program Intake now

Apply for the next Baristas Training Program intake now

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