Douglas College, Training Group
Jennifer Kuenzig
Community & Contract Services Manager

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Douglas College has two campuses and four regional training centres including two in Surrey. Its mission includes “respond[ing] to diverse community needs in a rapidly changing society.” Since 1992, Training Group at Douglas College has provided customized labour-market training and consultative services to a wide range of client groups through career management, employment attachment, language and workplace skill enhancement services.  Our Surrey Training Centre offers Skills Connect for Immigrants, Workplace LINC (language instruction for newcomers to Canada), Essential Skills courses, workplace training and community education. Surrey Learning Centre is a community learning consortium offering settlement focused LINC with three other partners; Immigrant Services Society of BC, MOSAIC, and H. Klein & Associates.

Douglas College sees the Surrey LIP as an opportunity to bring multiple stakeholders to the table to listen, learn and give input on how to continue to make Surrey a vibrant, welcoming community. We are a conduit for our clients and also take on the role of a Surrey employer.  The economic integration of immigrants is key to the City, BC and Canada as a whole and both the receiving community and newcomers will benefit from a greater understanding of challenges and opportunities faced along the transition.