35 Job & Training Events

  • Introduction to MIG Welding – Skills Training Centre

    Training

    Our 18-hour MIG Welding Course features a combination of lectures and valuable hands-on practice. This class is designed for beginners (zero experience is required) and also those who need a refresher on the MIG welding process. Upon completion, students will be familiar with safety, equipment, equipment setup, and proper welding techniques. GMAW, commonly known as MIG welding, is an extremely common and versatile welding process suitable for joining all sorts of thickness of material.  From the hobby enthusiast, to someone looking to potentially pursue this as a career, this introduction to MIG welding is an opportunity to get hands-on experience with a low teacher to student ratio to get you on your way. Topics covered in course: July 6, 13, 20, 2024 COST: $780

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  • Job Fit Program

    The Job Fit program helps adults and high school graduates with learning disabilities and/or ADHD explore interests, strengths, and areas of need. The program supports pursuing employment and asking for accommodations in the workplace. It ensures clients have a full understanding of their LD/ADHD and develops the client’s confidence to join the workforce. This program also explores post secondary options/requirements for entering the workforce after high school. Job Fit can be the bridge to help you close the gap between where you are today and where you want to be! This program has an open schedule, which means the sessions are scheduled on an individual basis depending on the client’s need. Please contact us for more information.

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  • Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS)

    The Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program helps adults to develop and improve their communication, numeracy, interpersonal, and digital skills to achieve their individualized goals. The program assists learners to build their computer skills, successfully transition to employment, post-secondary, apprenticeship, prepare for a high school credit program, take the GED exam (High School Equivalency), and become more independent in life. The program is also available to learners who may have a range of barriers to learning. There are morning, afternoon and evening classes both online and in-person at Uplands Community Learning Centre and Dr. Bette Stephenson Centre for Learning. For further information, call 905-731-9557 Ext. 307 or email us at uplands@yrdsb.ca

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  • netWORKS

    netWORKS is a new way to make connections with Mentors who can help you get your career off the ground.  Join our virtual series for the opportunity to meet and receive guidance from professionals.  Networking allows you to focus on how you can move forward in your career. A mentor can provide guidance, support and space for you to think. HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?  Register online  Attend an orientation  Have access to the Mentor and Group Networking Session  Build your confidence, expand your professional network, get real world advice on your job search SOME OF OUR MENTORS’ PROFESSIONS  Banking/Finance  Law  Engineering  Communications/Public Relations  Marketing/Sales  Social Work  Education  Human Resources  And many more YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IF YOU ARE  18-29 years old  Resident of York Region, Peel Region, and Toronto To learn more, visit: https://www.costi.org/programs/program_details.php?sid=24&pid=1&id=220

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  • Specialized Training Employment Program (STEP)

    STEP provides employment training and supports to youth with barriers and self-identify specifically with mental health challenges. Through counselling, one-on-one job coaching and paid work placement opportunities, STEP has the potential to make a lasting impact towards sustainable employment for youth. We meet youth at their level of employment readiness and work alongside them in achieving goals based on their individual needs and abilities. We guide participants through employment certifications (Smart Serve, WHMIS, Food Handlers, First Aid/CPR) and provide training and skills development in topics such as budgeting, stress management, interpersonal communication, and conflict resolution. While youth are in their employment placements, we are committed to offer ongoing job skills coaching in overcoming challenges in retaining long- term meaningful employment. Participants in STEP must meet the following eligibility criteria: Self- identify with mental health challenges Be between the ages of 15-30 Currently unemployed and not attending full time school Have not received any form of Employment Insurance (EI) within the past 5 years A valid Social Insurance Number (SIN) and legally eligible to work in Canada.   Apply at: https://www.360kids.ca/programs-services/employment/specialized-training-employment-program-step/ For more information regarding this program contact: Courtney Cot tel: 647-637-6023  email: courtney.cot@360kids.ca

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  • Electrical Engineering Connections

    Training

    Electrical Engineering Connections is an Ontario-wide online bridge to work program designed to support internationally trained electrical engineering professionals with their integration into the Canadian labour market. This online program is delivered in partnership with Humber College and supported by the Government of Ontario. and includes: – Overview of the Ontario Electrical Code and Standards, Health & Safety Codes and Standards, Applications of Measuring Instruments, Industrial Automation in Ontario Energy Systems and Electrical Equipment in Ontario – Academic training from a recognized educational institute – Business communication and workplace culture training in a Canadian context – One-to-one support from an Employment Consultant who is knowledgeable about the sector To be eligible for the program, clients must: – CLB 7 or higher preferred – Post-secondary education in relevant field (degree or diploma in electrical engineering) – Permanent Residence, Convention Refugee, or Refugee Claimant with 1 year work permit, Naturalized Canadian Citizen – Minimum 2 years of electrical engineering experience from outside of Canada – Reside in Ontario Programs run: July 15 – Sept 13, 2024 Oct 15 – Dec 13, 2024 Register at: https://accesemployment.ca/programs/bridging-and-sector-specific-programs/electrical-engineering-connections

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  • Youth Success Strategy (YSS)

    YSS Employment Counselling assists youth in reaching their employment goals who either: Do not require the support of a formal program or do not meet the eligibility criteria of our formal programs servicing youth at 360°kids support sites across York Region.  The YSS Employment Counsellor will guide youth through the job search process, while building their resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews, and ultimately getting the job! With the YSS program, 360°kids is supporting youth who are work ready but need that last bit of assistance to cross over the finish line of being successfully employed.  For more information regarding YSS, visi https://www.360kids.ca/programs-services/employment/youth-success-strategy-yss/ or contact:  Sara Haeri  647-229-4183, email: sara.haeri@360kids.ca

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  • Pathways to Early Childhood Education (ECE) for Internationally Trained Individuals

    Training

    This is a 12- week online program which includes a 4 week paid work placement. During the 12 weeks of the program, participants will benefit from:  Sector- specific language training by a COSTI English Instructor  Employment Preparation and job readiness support  Credential evaluation and support to obtain ECE accreditation  Technical training including Free CPR and First Aid (Level C) Training, Mental Health First Aid, Workplace Health and Safety and Food Handling Certification  4 Weeks Paid work placement with a licensed Child Care Center or EarlyON Child and Family Centre  Early Childhood Education course upgrading with a certified Ontario college Program’s Eligibility Criteria: • Newcomers – Permanent Residents, Convention Refugees or naturalized Canadian Citizens • Professional experience from outside Canada as Early Childhood Educators, Preschool Teachers & Primary Teachers, Bachelors’ of Arts Degree in other related fields such as Psychology, Sociology • English proficiency: CLB Level 5 • Resident of York Region

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  • Enterprising Careers for Women

    Training

    Enterprising Careers is a career exploration program that can help you prepare for rewarding employment opportunities. We help you take the first steps to become “job ready” by learning how to access your current skills, make informed decisions about career paths, and perhaps consider going back to school. We offer individual career coaching alongside group sessions where you can explore your inner self and feel empowered to make life and career decisions. Learn from other women just like you, and about community resources that are available to support you along your journey. Programing starts early June 2024 and an orientation is scheduled for May 31, 2024 To learn more and register, visit: https://www.wcyr.ca/enterprising–careers or contact 905-853-9270

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  • Training Programs for residents interested in changing careers or improve their skill sets.

    Training

    Evergreen College is registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. We are members of the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) and Career Colleges of Ontario (CCO). This gives our students the comfort of knowing that our college is held to the highest standards of accountability and honesty. Evergreen offers training in healthcare, customer service, hospitality, early childhood education, business administration, accounting and ICT

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  • Simpact – A Practice Firm for Ukrainian and Newcomer Clients

    The Practice Firm is a safe and supportive environment designed to assist Ukrainian and Newcomer clients with learning what is required to integrate seamlessly into the Canadian workplace. Clients will interact and build relationships with others, settling into a new environment and having a shared experience. The Practice Firm enables clients to build networks, practice hands-on skills, gain confidence with workplace language through practical exercises/projects, learn about Canadian workplace norms and engage with guest speakers, including CMHA and sector-specific experts, to assist them with their employment and wellness goals. Clients will participate in developing a personalized return to work action plan and receive one-on-one career coaching while working with a Facilitator/Coach and Employer Relations Specialist to attain a positive outcome in finding employment. The Practice Firm program is eight (8) weeks of supported job preparation in sectors such as administration, data entry, accounting/bookkeeping, sales, purchasing, information systems, computer graphics, human resources, communications, and marketing. Register at: https://www.jobskills.org/simpact/register/

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  • Bridge to Health Care Alternatives Online (B2HCAO)

    Training

    This program supports internationally trained health care professionals with finding a related career in Canada. There will be scheduled, facilitator-led online workshops and group discussions held Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. This program focuses on helping individuals look at career paths in the non-regulated health care industry where certification may not be required. Participants receive an in depth overview of the Canadian workplace values and expectations, while also learning Canadian workplace terminology and communication. Participants will learn about current job search techniques and develop strategies to enter the Canadian workforce. LEARN ABOUT Canadian workplace values and expectations Health care terminology and communication Current job search techniques and strategies GAIN VALUABLE WORK EXPERIENCE: Completing a work placement Participating in virtual employer networking events GET SUPPORT: Linking with an experienced health care professional mentor Receiving ongoing coaching and job search supports PROGRAM CONTACT Call – 1-866-592-6278 ELIGIBILITY Permanent resident, convention refugee, landed immigrant or live-In caregiver Internationally educated professional with a recognized degree in health care or a related field Have a minimum of two years of work experience in health care outside of Canada English language level equal to CLB7 Resides in York Region and Toronto

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  • Professional Excellence in Financial Services – Bridging Program

    Training

    “New to Canada? You may be eligible for a bursary to cover the costs of this program. Attend an information session to find out more.”  https://www.senecacollege.ca/ce/bridging/efs.html Applications are currently being accepted! In association with the Canadian Securities Institute, Seneca is offering an accelerated Bridging Program for internationally trained professionals with a background in financial services. The Professional Excellence in Financial Services (EFS) Bridging Program is designed to help you enter into the financial labour market in the shortest time possible and build on your existing knowledge to prepare you for career opportunities with employers in the financial sector. This Bridging Program is offered in an accelerated format and runs for 16 weeks. Upon successful completion, you will earn a Seneca Statement of Recognition and gain industry recognized IFC Certification through the IFC exam delivered by the Canadian Securities Institute.

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  • Working at Heights Re-certification

    This course is aimed at anyone who undertakes work at heights, or who employs people who regularly work at heights. Participants will receive Working at Heights Training in the following elements: • Categories of falls • Control measures • Floors and openings • Fixed barriers and guardrails • Warning barriers and handrails • Surface openings • Safety belts / lifelines / lanyards / anchorage • Specifications of a Fall Arrest System • Horizontal and slope roof Fall Arrest System • Retractable lifeline Fall Arrest System • Fall containment systems • Connection devices and tie-off points • Inspection and maintenance • Rescue Training Requirements One Day Training course. Certification is valid for 3 years.  Skills Training Centre – Georgina 905-722-6300  $140.00  Working at Heights Refresher Certification

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  • Job Search Workshops for Newcomers

    Training

    This 5 day online pre employment training program provides newcomers with job search skills and information on the Canadian labour market. The program focuses on various topics, including: What Canadian companies are looking for in candidates, Your Professional Brand, Hiring Trends in Canada, LinkedIn in Job Search, Creating your Elevator Pitch and Networking, Informational Interviews, Strategic and Targeted Resume/Cover Letter, Interview Skills with Individual Support + Coaching throughout. Register at: https://accesemployment.my.site.com/EventRegistration/s/?uid=a52ON000006zPZ7 The Contacts for the program are: Lubica Halamova – lhalamova@accesemployment.ca  416 431 5326 ext. 2449 Monica Ganguly – mganguly@accesemployment.ca 416 431 5326 Ext. 2479

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  • Point, Click, Connect Digital Literacy Program

    Training

    The Point, Click, Connect Program is a digital literacy training program targeted to underrepresented groups across York Region, including Indigenous, low-income, seniors, persons with disabilities, and newcomers. Throughout the one-week course, clients will learn basic computer skills enabling safe internet practices, effectively increasing their self-confidence. The Program is supported by a dedicated team of technologically savvy professional trainers and delivered online and at multiple locations in the northern and southern York region, including Job Skills, Welcome Centre and community partner locations. Computer equipment is provided during the program. LEARN ABOUT Computer Basics, Introduction to Windows Basic Communication on Email and Social Media Internet: Searching, Sharing, Google Drive Internet Safety: Privacy and Security, Online Shopping Networking and Job Searching Online Microsoft Word and Excel Individual Coaching: one-on-one support PROGRAM CONTACT Local – 905-235-5255 Toll-free – 1-866-592-6278 https://www.jobskills.org/point-click-connect-pcc-register/   ELIGIBILITY York Region Residents Over 16 years of age  Indigenous, low-income, seniors, persons with disabilities, and newcomers  

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  • Working at Heights Certification

    This course is aimed at anyone who undertakes work at heights, or who employs people who regularly work at heights. Participants will receive Working at Heights Training in the following elements: • Categories of falls • Control measures • Floors and openings • Fixed barriers and guardrails • Warning barriers and handrails • Surface openings • Safety belts / lifelines / lanyards / anchorage • Specifications of a Fall Arrest System • Horizontal and slope roof Fall Arrest System • Retractable lifeline Fall Arrest System • Fall containment systems • Connection devices and tie-off points • Inspection and maintenance • Rescue Training Requirements One Day Training course. Certification is valid for 3 years.  Thursday, June 13,  2024 $199.00 Register at: https://www.skillstc.ca/working-at-heights-certification/

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  • Skills Upgrading Centre – Introduction to Bookkeeping – Free Workshop

    Training

    This free* virtual, self-paced program offers adults the opportunity to refresh your math skills, learn basic bookkeeping principles and practices, budgets, and financial reports. Earn a certificate to be added to your resume and get connected to employment services and tools. *Eligibility requirements. Register online at https://www.skillsupgrading.ca/programs  or contact the Skills Upgrading Centre for more information / 905-853-6279 / info@skillsupgrading.ca / @skillsupgrading

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  • Skills Upgrading Centre – Free Essential Skills Upgrading

    Training

    Improve your reading, writing and math skills in-person or online at the Skills Upgrading Centre. These skills will help you prepare for the CAEC test (replacement for the GED), an entry test into a post-secondary program, gain valuable skills for employment and everyday life. Our trained educators will design a customized program that helps you get the skills you need today. These upgrading programs are available to residents of York Region, Bradford, and the surrounding area. Eligibility conditions apply. Register online at  https://www.skillsupgrading.ca/programs  or contact the Skills Upgrading Centre for more information / 905-853-6279 / info@skillsupgrading.ca / @skillsupgrading

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  • Skills Upgrading Centre –  Free Employability Soft Skills Training

    Training

    Learn and develop the soft skills employers are looking for. Improve communication, organization and time management skills, work effectively with a team and more. These training programs are available to residents of York Region, Bradford, and the surrounding area. Eligibility conditions apply. Register online at https://www.skillsupgrading.ca/programs  or contact the Skills Upgrading Centre for more information / 905-853-6279 / info@skillsupgrading.ca / @skillsupgrading

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  • Confined Spaces Safety

    Training

    Classroom instruction with video and hands on equipment for working in confined spaces like tanks, underground, or bunkers.  Delivered by Skills Training Centre Register at:https://www.skillstc.ca/confined-spaces/

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  • Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) Foundation Program

    Training

    This Foundation program is designed to provide Newcomer IEPs with the fundamentals required to be successful in the Canadian workforce to grow your English language and communication skills for the workplace. To make new connections and expand personal and professional networks. To gain knowledge or skills to prepare for the Canadian labour market. Participants gain free access to: Language training and support, Professional and group career coaching, University libraries and services, Opportunities to build your network and connect to events and activities to support your job search.  A fee waiver to cover the cost of two completed university level credit courses in professional business communication, management or business law or IT. Flexible Part-time delivery: Courses are held two evenings weekly blended or online, with additional virtual language support and career workshops.  Options are available to also continue at the University to take an additional course in your professional field during the Winter term. Learn more about the impact of the program by viewing student success stories.  Learn more about the York University Foundation Program and check your eligibility and how to apply.

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  • Seneca General Arts – English for Academic Purposes

    Training

    This eight-month certificate program will help you develop and improve important English communication skills. Your learning will be enhanced by courses in writing, reading, speaking and listening. This program is ideal for individuals whose first language is not English or those who have less than four years in an English-speaking secondary school. Upon graduation, you may apply for a diploma program at Seneca or enter the workforce to pursue your desired career path. Throughout this program you will develop the following skills: Written and verbal communications How to answer questions Understanding important information

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  • Discover Microcredentials at Seneca College

    Training

    Gain an edge in your career with Seneca’s microcredentials. These profession-based programs help you upskill, reskill and equip you with in-demand knowledge in key industries to enhance your employability — all in a short timeframe. Seneca offers more than 100 microcredentials in various areas of study including business, education, engineering, health, technology and more. You will benefit from flexible options including different delivery modes, durations and start times.  Cost of programs varies depending on the program you choose.  For more information, visit: https://www.senecacollege.ca/programs/bycredential/microcredential.html

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  • Professional Communication Courses at Seneca

    Training

    Build your confidence when communicating in the workplace with Seneca’s professional communication courses. These career-focused courses are designed for professionals already in the workplace who are looking to improve their verbal and/or written skills. Courses include Accent Reduction, Grammar for Writing, Business Verbal Communication and more.  Part-time Studies courses are being offered in either of the following four formats: Online, Flexible, In-person, Hybrid. 

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  • Lock Out / Tag Out through the Skills Training Center

    Training

    Classroom instruction with video and equipment demonstrations for controlling energy sources during maintenance and repair events.  Delivered by Skills Training Centre. Lock Out/Tag Out

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  • WHMIS and Worker Health and Safety

    Training

    Classroom instruction with video, meeting the requirements for WHMIS-GHS 2015.This course will also include an overview of your rights and responsibilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.  You’ll get 2 certificates!  Training  For more information and registration, visit: https://www.skillstc.ca/whmis-and-worker-health-and-safety/ New Online Training Now Available Visit: https://www.skillstc.ca/whmis-and-worker-health-and-safety/ for more information

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  • Smart Serve

    Training

    The Smart Serve Online training will prepare you to work in any environment where alcohol is sold, served, delivered, or sampled, in the province of Ontario. Get ready to learn with short videos, quizzes, text/audio, activities, and games before completing the Final Certification Test online. Register at: https://www.skillstc.ca/smart-serve/

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  • Forklift Safety Awareness

    Training

    A combination of classroom theory and hands-on practice on our indoor, counter-balance forklift to receive Full Certification from the Skills Training Center. Training Dates – check the website for dates: https://www.skillstc.ca/forklift-safety/ Cost $250

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  • First Aid Level C: Recertification

    Training

    Standard First Aid CPR/AED (Level C) Re-Certification is ONLY permitted for those who have a previous Standard First Aid CPR (Level C) certificate issued within 3 years. Proof of certification is due on the day of the course (within the last 3 years) and it MUST be a Canadian Red Cross certificate. Re-Certification is only permitted once for every full certification. Skills Training Centre – Georgina 905-722-6300 *Payment is due at time of registration*

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  • Self- Employment Pathways for Newcomers (SEPN)

    Training

    An innovative three-phase program currently delivered monthly online. Individuals will have the opportunity to investigate self-employment and access resources and tools to support their decision on this career pathway. Newcomers often face additional barriers when starting a business, and involvement in the program will provide knowledge of Canadian business culture, help develop social and professional networks and provide information on accessing financing. The program currently serves Newcomers in York Region & the GTA. LEARN ABOUT PHASE 1 (TWO, DAY SESSIONS) The legal forms of business ownership and how to register a business Licensing and regulations to start a business Business taxation and financing option Upon completion, participants can move to Phase 2 PHASE 2 (TWO, DAY SESSIONS) Assess your business concept Find opportunities and identify trends in the marketplace Learn how to conduct market research and identify your target market Receive support and coaching Upon completion, participants can move to Phase 3 PHASE 3 (FIVE, TWO DAY SESSIONS) Participate in group sessions on business development, receive individual and group business coaching and support and have access to relevant business tools and industry experts Participants will receive a certificate of completion for the program PROGRAM CONTACTS Toll-free – 1-877-761-1155 Local –...

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  • Skills Upgrading Centre – Free Computer Training 

    Training

    Our computer training programs help you master basic and intermediate computer skills. Improve your computer skills as you work with today’s most commonly used software: Windows,  Microsoft Office, Google and more. The computer training is available to residents of York Region, Bradford, and the surrounding area. Eligibility conditions apply. Register online at https://www.skillsupgrading.ca/programs  or contact the Skills Upgrading Centre for more information / 905-853-6279 / info@skillsupgrading.ca / @skillsupgrading 

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  • Engineering Connections

    Engineering Connections program is designed to support internationally trained engineering professionals to succeed in the Canadian labour market. Program is designed and delivered in partnership with Seneca College and provides participants with important insights into Canadian workplace culture, engineering codes and standards, job search techniques and professional licensing in Ontario. Participants with CLB 7 or higher, Post-secondary education in Engineering, Permanent Residence, Convention Refugee, or Refugee Claimant with 1 year Canadian work permit, who lives in Ontario and minimum 1 year of experience in the engineering field from outside Canada are eligible to attend this free program. This program is currently delivered online. Program Schedule is: Engineering Connections: (Engineering Job Search) Jun 10 – Jul 19, 2024 Engineering Connections: (Engineering Job Search) Aug 5 – Sep 13, 2024 Engineering Connections: (Engineering Job Search) Sep 30 – Nov 8, 2024 Engineering Connections: (Engineering Job Search) Nov 18 – Dec 27, 2024 Register at: Engineering Connections

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  • One-on-One Employment Counselling

    Youth Reach II provides one-on-one employment counselling to youth ages 15-30 living in York Region. We support youth with complex barriers to employment such as conflict with the law, mental health, precarious housing, or substance use. Through one-on-one employment counselling, we support youth with resume building, job search skills, and interview preparation. Additionally, we provide clients with supports such as transportation and suitable clothing. We help youth obtain required training/certifications such as smart serve or forklift training free of charge. For more information regarding Youth Reach II please contact Tim Greenwood or Cristina De Iuliis: Tim Greenwood (Georgina, East Gwillimbury, Newmarket, Aurora, King) tgreenwood@jvstoronto.org / 905 713-6244 Cristina De Iuliis (Vaughan, Markham, Richmond Hill, Whitchurch-Stouffville) cdeiuliis@jvstoronto.org / 647-462-8117

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  • Language Training at the Workplace (LTW)

    Training

    Language Training at the Workplace (LTW) offers job specific language training to employees who are in need of English as a Second Language based on the request of the employer. Training is provided on or off the employer’s site. Training is customized to the needs of the organizations and their newcomer staff. Employers select the topics and language functions that are most suitable for their business environment. Flexible class schedules can be arranged to accommodate employees’ work hours. The LTW program is available at no cost to employers. For more information or to request a training program, contact Marjan Bateni, marjan.bateni@costi.org 289-846-3627

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