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.
Potential participants are assessed for employability, emotional and personal barriers, skills, and past work history/experience.
JOB OBJECTIVES & LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION
Participants develop awareness of the labour market and a clearer understanding of their career choices.
RESUME COVERS & LETTERS
Participants create resumes and cover letters suitable to their employment objectives. Also learn how to complete employer application forms.
COMMUNICATION & INFORMAL NETWORKING
Learn how to develop connections for information and jobs among their peers, families, relatives, friends, etc.
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.
INTERVIEW SKILLS & JOB MAINTENANCE ISSUES
Practice interview techniques, understand employer expectations and review job maintenance issues.
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).
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.