Our Workshops

Free workshops to help you develop the skills you need to stand out in today’s labour market. Come into our WorkBC Centre today to begin accessing these dynamic training opportunities.

Current Workshop Calendar

For information on previous workshops in Sooke, please call 250-642-3685 or email us at

Sample Workshop Descriptions

Career Planning

This is a one and a half day workshop where you will learn how to assess your skills, values, personality traits, and interests as they relate to various career options. You will also learn how to research careers of interest. You will leave this workshop feeling more confident about your career decision making process.

Personality Dimensions®

This workshop is about understanding yourself and others so you can be more effective in your relationships, in your work, and in your life by identifying at least one or more of the four personality types we all fit into.

Understanding our own values, strengths, joys, and stressors and those of everyone we interact with provides a great foundation for communication. Knowing some of the ways people are different assures us that we are okay in our own uniqueness and that we aren't alone in some of our idiosyncrasies. The goal of the workshop is to build the grounds for an atmosphere of mutual understanding and respect; increase communication; and create strong relationships within the work environment and beyond.

The Hidden Job Market

How to find employment opportunities beyond job postings using networking, 30 second introductions, informational interviews, employer calls, and social media. You will leave this workshop knowing how to access the 80% of jobs that are not advertised.

Resumes and Cover Letters

You need a top-notch resume and cover letter to get an interview! This workshop will help you create a targeted resume and cover letter that will make you shine as a job applicant. You will get one-to-one assistance and have time to work individually on your resume. Please have a paper or electronic version of your resume available, if possible and a way to save your documents electronically. You will leave this workshop knowing how to create a resume and cover letter that will dramatically increase your chances of getting an interview.


Employers will often check your online presence to learn more about you. It is also a great tool for job search and networking. You can access two different workshops – Introduction to LinkedIn and LinkedIn for Intermediates. You will leave these workshops knowing how to create and maintain your online profile.

Interview Skills

Know how to answer those tough questions and get the job you want! This workshop will cover how to give a good first impression and how to answer commonly asked interview questions. You will also learn how to skillfully answer behavioral interview questions. You will leave this workshop feeling more confident about how to best answer interview questions, deal with interview “jitters”, and stand out from the crowd.