Work-Able 12 Month Paid BC Public Service Work Experience

Work-Able is a 12-month, paid BC Public Service work experience program for recent post-secondary graduates with disabilities. This unique program provides learning, coaching and mentorship throughout the internship. Interns gain valuable skills and public service experience.
What do interns gain from participating in Work-Able?
Increased understanding of public service roles in the provincial government
Increased knowledge, skills, abilities and experience
Mentoring, coaching and support throughout their internship
Possible future employment opportunities in the provincial government
What does Work-Able provide for supervisors?
Worksite assessment for accessibility
Support for selection and hiring of qualified Work-Able interns
Funding for assessment, equipment and coordination of available accommodation supports (such as ergonomic desks, software, larger screens, interpretive services)
Monitoring of program quality and consistency across government
Direct support to supervisors and mentors throughout internship
Co-ordination of intern orientation and a thank you ceremony at the end of the 12-month internship
Assistance in identifying intern learning needs and performance management
Ongoing program support, structure and development
Apply for a Work-Able Internship
Timelines 2017 – 2018
March 2017 - April 2017: One posting for up to 15 positions
May – August 2017: Screening
September 2017 – August 2018: All interns hired for paid 12-month internship
To be eligible for this program, you must be
A recent post-secondary graduate (within three years) with an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized institution
An individual who self-identifies as a person with a disability
A resident of British Columbia
Legally entitled to work in Canada
Selection Process
A selection committee will create a shortlist from all received applications
The interview panel including the ministry hiring manager, Work-Able program lead and others chosen by the hiring manager will interview candidates and make final selection
Look to apply for Work-Able in March 2017 
For further information: Odette Dantzer - Program Lead tel: 250 507-9256