“By investing in and developing our people, Richmond will have an engaged, highly effective and well-trained workforce to serve Council and the community. For success, developing our team is paramount.”
"The City of Richmond has an excellent career development program which has enabled me to earn several certificates including: Certificate of Trades Qualification in Landscape, International Society of Arboriculture Certification and Tree Risk Assessment Certification." Tresse
Supervisor, Public Works
"In addition to leadership training, I have taken several City specific courses including report writing and business writing. Each of the internal training courses are very well constructed and informative, using a mix of classroom and practical learning."
Manager, People Development
The City of Richmond also offers financial support for other academic endeavours including individual development training taken on an employee’s own time for the purpose of career advancement. City staff members are encouraged to attend outside seminars and conferences to broaden their experience, enhance their network, and contribute to the City of Richmond’s overall development as a progressive and innovative municipality.
“The City is a big supporter of staff training and development. There are a variety of courses to choose from, which include, diversity awareness, customer service training, leadership development and a variety of computer courses. From the top down, there are many opportunities created for people to succeed as leaders.”
Coordinator, Leisure Services
"The training I have received at the City has been exceptional. There are many different types of training/courses offered throughout the year. Class sizes are small and the level of the instructors is high. I feel I have received excellent training at the City, which has enhanced my career goals."
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