Sharlot O'Beatty


Sharlot has worked in Employment Services since 2012. She has facilitated employment programs for youth and young adults for many agencies both here in Victoria and in Nelson BC. Sharlot has held positions as a Case Manager for WorkBC and as an Outreach Worker, helping homeless people gain the skills and stability necessary to sustain employment. She has also worked in many other industries including Construction, Forestry, Hospitality, Oil and Gas and Administration. Her diverse work history allows her to relate to and assist job seekers of all backgrounds.

Sharlot uses empathy and humour to inform her facilitation style, and always looks for unconventional methods of teaching. In her free time she enjoys building things, creating art, being physically active, seeing live music and spending time with her family.


Bill O'Brien


Bill joined VICA's Construct Your Future team in March of 2018, coming from School District 61. As an educator, trained paramedic, and carpentry apprentice, Bill takes great pride in the CYF program. "This program empowers our participants to make an impact in an already booming industry. We thoroughly prepare them for sustained employment with our in-house workshops, safety training, and VICA member engagement. These youth are our future leaders in the trades, so let’s give them an incredible start in the trades with the Construct Your Future program."

After meeting him, you'll receive he is the quintessential ambassador for CYF that never lets his smile fade. When not at work, Bill is busy with his three kids: biking, playing tennis, rugby, and hiking the beautiful trails the island has to offer.


Rubia Martins Headshot


Rubia joined VICA's Construct Your Future team in June of 2020, coming from a Business Administration Program at Uvic. She is Brazilian and moved to Canada in January 2019 to have the chance to fulfill her dream of living an international experience. Rubia has also a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, and in her home country, she had the opportunity to work in different industrial segments: mining, manufacturing, and construction.

"I feel privileged to be part of this team because I know the importance that this project has in the lives of the participants. I had the opportunity to participate in a similar program when I was a young adult, and it allowed me my first professional experience and the beginning of a career".

Rubia assists the program in administrative activities and helps Sharlot and Bill with whatever is needed during all processes. When she is not working, Rubia loves watching movies, looking for new trails for hiking, and meeting her friends.