Preparation Workshops

The Employment Preparation Program helps participants prepare to find employment. It gives them tools ­and a realistic action plan to achieve clear career goals. The program consists of intake, assessment, one-to-one support, job search training workshops in resume writing, interview skills, networking, labour market research and on-going evaluation and support.­­

ASSESSMENT

Potential participants are assessed for employability, emotional and personal barriers, skills, and past work history/experience.

JOB SEARCH TECHNIQUES/NETWORKING

Participants learn how to use the various tools available for job searching and the procedures for networking within the industry of their choice.

JOB OBJECTIVES & LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION

Participants develop awareness of the labour market and a clearer understanding of their career choices.

INTERVIEW SKILLS & JOB MAINTENANCE ISSUES

Practice interview techniques, understand employer expectations and review job maintenance issues.

RESUME COVERS & LETTERS

Participants create resumes and cover letters suitable to their employment objectives. Also learn how to complete employer application forms.

PROFILE DEVELOPMENT

Obtain a general assessment and overview of the participant’s readiness for employment and create a bio, including final primary and secondary job objective(s).

COMMUNICATION & INFORMAL NETWORKING

Learn how to develop connections for information and jobs among their peers, families, relatives, friends, etc.

INTRODUCTION TO JOB DEVELOPMENT

Meet with the Job Developers who work one on one with participants to find the job that meets the career goals of the individuals.