Salmon Arm - Feb 2011
I was on disability income assistance and wanted to get out of the construction trade due to shoulder injuries and into institutional cooking. I had cooked on and off for about 12 years in between construction jobs. I didn’t have the proper training to achieve my goal and couldn’t afford the courses.
Goshen provided funding for me to get FoodSafe, First Aid, CPR, and the materials I need to challenge the Red Seal for chef training at UBC-Okanagan. This allowed me to secure employment.
I plan on a career in health care food service. I am now working at a seniors’ home, and enjoying my situation. As well I now have a sense of pride about my career.
Salmon Arm - Oct 2011
Ann was on disability for over three years as a result of a serious auto accident. The BCEP program was a lifesaver. Due to my disabilities I could not work and I was so discouraged as I could not find work. After two months with Goshen I finally got a job. My self esteem is now where it should be. I am an employed individual and I like to work. The team at Goshen was there for me. I am so grateful, especially to Leanne and Ken, for the extra support they gave me.
Ann works full time as a night auditor. Goshen provided her with suitable clothing for the job and paid for her to upgrade her computer skills.
Goshen Consultants has provided service to the community of Salmon Arm and surrounding area since 1989. Goshen was established when we identified a number of gaps in our community during the 1980’s. These included:
As firm believers in an holistic approach, we had a vision which included providing non-labeling, non-judgmental teaching and support programs for people who wanted to move forward and function successfully within the family, community, school or workplace. Our services remain flexible, addressing the needs of a wide cross section of individuals within our communities. Over the course of our contracts, there has been a constant need to adapt to the changing needs of various ministries, client groups and economic climates. We have the proven ability to develop innovative strategies that allow us to be responsive to the ever changing marketplace and needs of our clients. Our programs continue to evolve to meet those changing needs.