Our Programs

VK Workforce Development

Hiring new talent with the right mix of skills is an increasingly challenging situation in Canada’s competitive and tight labour market. Data shows this trend will continue into the next 10 to 15 years as baby boomers retire and Canada’s population of working age individuals declines.

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VK Accelerate

The VK Accelerate program is intended to find creative entrepreneurs with unique product or services that offer an authentic local experience to complement and enhance our community.

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VK Venture Advisors

Take advantage of the award winning VK Venture Advisors program for entrepreneurs of new or existing businesses. Find out if you have all of the bases covered for your business idea or plans for growth. Each month, we choose an entrepreneur or business to participate in the VK Venture Advisors program. This opportunity allows the entrepreneur to pitch their business idea to a panel of local business professionals and industry experts. These experts provide the business with constructive feedback, insight and connections regarding the business idea.

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VK Inside Track

Venture Kamloops is pleased to offer Kamloops real estate market orientations to developers who are interested in capitalizing on the opportunity in our growing City. Over the next ten years Kamloops will become just the third city in BC outside of the lower mainland to exceed 100,000 residents, we can help you get on the inside track of development in Kamloops.

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Find Your Starting Point

Nine of Kamloops’ leading business resource organizations (Community Futures Thompson Country (CFTC), Open Door Group and Venture Kamloops) have come together to launch a collaborative entrepreneurship resource program dedicated to providing business planning, employment skills training, finance connections and access to local business resources.

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VK Takeover

Increase your exposure on social media with our free social media takeover program. Venture Kamloops would like to help promote your business on our Facebook and Instagram stories.

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VK Pivot+

VK Pivot+ is Venture Kamloops latest program and an extension to the highly regarded VK Accelerate program. This innovative program has been developed to extend the same supports and services that VK Accelerate is known for, yet it is distinctively tailored to assist businesses navigating through periods of transition and change. Examples of pivotal change include key developments such as business acquisition, expansion, leadership changes, digital adoption, and strategic redirection among others.

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Employment in the construction and health industries are projected to increase an average of approximately 2.5% annually from 2016 to 2022.