Posts Tagged "BLT"

Job Creation Partnership

Posted on 15 Nov 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

BLT and the MakerSpace are proud to announce that we have just launched a Federal and Provincially supported work experience and job skills development project under the JCP banner, through the Ministry of Social Development & Poverty Reduction and working with the Parksville Careers Centre. This will provide a work and learning environment for two qualifying job-seekers and bring a very valuable focus to the further development of the Oceanside Community Makerspace.

The main focus of work to be carried our during the 30 month project, would be to develop a local business and individual skills and contacts database and develop a number of training courses in the realm of STEM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). We very much look forward to selecting our two participants and having them become valued members of the BLT and MakerSpace community. I hope you will welcome them and give them all your support.

Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

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Milestone – we have a Space

Posted on 20 May 2017 in The Project, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Right from the initial thinking period, I had a couple of places in mind for hosting the Makerspace. One was in Qualicum Commons (the old elementary school) as we have a BLT Munchkinland in there and I live in QB, so it would be easier for me to access and respond to emergencies. The other option was the ground floor of the McMillan Art Centre, which just happened to become available around the time BLT was informed of its Grant allocation. So, after 3 months of project prep work, we now have a signed tenancy agreement with the InclusionPV to use 133 McMillan Street (lower floor), Parksville, as the location for the Oceanside Community Makerspace. We get access from the 1 June 2017 and plan to have some kind of open day session at the same time as the McMillan Art Centre on Canada Day – 1 July.

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