PREB is a standardized Canada-wide certification that can help students, new Yukoners, or mature workers, find a job or enter college. The PREB certificate identifies which tasks and activities a volunteer has carried out and what skills and experiences he or she has acquired through volunteering.
Earning a PREB can:
- Give students a leg up on college admission or scholarship applications.
- Help newcomers with their job prospect.
- Demonstrate commitment to a career path.
- Help new or inexperienced workers attain job prospects.
- Highlight social engagement.
- Identify specific training completed.
- Improve a volunteer’s chances of getting a job that suits his or her interests and abilities.
- Confirms a student has completed a required number of volunteer hours towards completing his/her high school graduation credits.
A PREB certificate highlights the:
- Skills developed by the volunteer.
- Experiences gained by the volunteer.
- Tasks and activities the volunteer was responsible for.
- The description of "skills" and "experiences" (in the certificate) is based on guidelines and terminology used by, meaning it speaks the same language employers use.
PREB benefits volunteers by:
- Giving students a leg up on college admission or scholarship applications.
- Helping new or inexperienced workers with their job prospects.
- Helping newcomers with their job propoects.
- Providing an incentive to continue volunteering and developing their expertise.
As volunteer you can ask your volunteer supervisor for a PREB certificate to complete your resumé.