Sharlot O'Beatty

SHARLOT BEATTY, PROGRAM COORDINATOR

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.

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Bill O'Brien

BILL O'BRIEN, JOB DEVELOPER

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.

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Britt Dzioba

BRITTANNY DZIOBA, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Britt joined the team in May of 2019, in a newly created administrative role to offer support to the rapidly growing CYF program. She has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from UVIC and has spent the past two years working in administrative roles in the craft beer industry. Britt also enjoys volunteering as an Advocate with Seniors Entitlement Services, assisting local seniors who are facing housing, food, and other social crises. Britt’s array of administrative work experience, as well as her passion for volunteering in the community complement each other in this dynamic role at VICA.

When she’s not helping Sharlot and Bill in the classroom or working behind the scenes in the CYF office, Britt can be found reading a good book, her cat Coco by her side, and surrounded by an ever growing collection of house plants.

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