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Looking to develop personally or excel in your career? Let us help you define and achieve your own success.

YMCA Career Development Services are currently being completed by phone, email and video conferencing to meet your unique needs! Whether you need an hour of help fine tuning your resume, want to participate in one of our multi-week programs, or require help determining what to take in school, we can help. Get tailored support from knowledgeable professionals with 20+ years of experience in employment facilitation and career discovery.

Best of all, you can access all our services for FREE! Everyone has a different story, but here are a few examples of common situations and applicable services:

Your job could use an upgrade

I'm ready for a challenge

Stuck in an entry-level position, want a better work environment or just ready for something new?

  • Get support with job shifting or your next promotion
  • Discover educational possibilities to level up your skills
  • Make professional connections to help you transition from a job to a career

Apply your current degree to a career

I've graduated. Now what?

Finished your studies and not sure where to go from here?

  • Explore career options that fit your education
  • Network with established industry leaders
  • Rediscover yourself through psychometric assessments

Learn to land and ace an interview

I apply but don't hear back.

Ready to work but struggling to get hired?

  • Build a killer resume and/or a compelling cover letter
  • Practice your interview skills in a safe environment
  • Earn certificates to make yourself a more qualified candidate

Let's get started.

Don't be shy to contact us; we'll point you in the right direction, no matter what your needs are. Here are a few ways you can get in touch with us about our services offered in Kelowna and Penticton.


Those wanting or needing more in-depth support may benefit from one of these comprehensive employment programs made possible by donors and funders: 

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YMCA Connects

Ages 17–29

YMCA Connects is designed to enhance your personal development, education, and employment opportunities to move you closer to your career goals.

Learn about YMCA Connects
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YMCA Jumpstart to Employment Essentials

Ages 16–30

This 14-week program will help you gain the skills you need to find and keep a job in today's market— all while earning a living allowance.

Learn about Jumpstart
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Lifeguard Development Program

Ages 16–30

Start working as a lifeguard and swim instructor through free training and certification. Paid work experience is included and those who complete the program will receive a $300 bonus.

Learn about the Lifeguard Development Program
Nuge’s Y is Success

Nuge was dissatisfied and tired of working at entry-level jobs and needed the motivation to find a fulfilling career path. YMCA Connects helped him earn certifications and discover his passion to be an Early Childhood Educator.

YMCA Job Opportunities

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