Free Webinar: The Baristas Training Program – The Perfect Blend of Classroom Learning and On-the-job Training at Starbucks

Date/Time: Thursday, October 13, 2016, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST

Hosted by: BC Centre for Employment Excellence

For over 12 years the Baristas Employment Training Program has been a leading example of youth employment programming and training in BC, providing support, guidance, and training for hundreds of at-risk youth and helping to prepare them for employment.

In this webinar, learn about the genesis, history, evolution and current features of this unique partnership between Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS), Starbucks and Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society, as well as a success story from a program graduate.

Register here!


Judy Crooks has been with PCRS for over eight years where she has held the roles of Career Counsellor, Special Projects Facilitator, Youth Case Manager and WorkBC Facilitator, to name a few. Today her warmth, curiosity and passion for working with “opportunity youth” come alive as Program Coordinator for the Baristas Training Program.

Judy’s career has spanned many fields. Her experience ranges from working at Delta Airlines to owning a Bed and Breakfast as well as a restaurant/bar. These combined experiences have given Judy a unique outlook on life and an ability to connect with participants and staff alike. Judy’s curiosity and warmth over the years have made her a valued employee and leader, which is exemplified by the many youth who remain in touch years after working with her.