Job & Training Events

43 Job & Training Events

  • 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

  • Job Search Workshops for Newcomers

    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. PROGRAM CONTACTS: Atul Madan – amadan@accesemployment.ca  416 431 5326 ext. 2429 Lubica Halamova – lhalamova@accesemployment.ca  416 431 5326 ext. 2449

  • 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, contact:  Rachel Ramnarine, 647-229-4183, email: rachel.ramnarine@360kids.ca

  • 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

  • TOEFL and IELTS Preparation

    TOEFL, test of English as a Foreign Language, is used by Canadian universities and professional licensing bodies to establish proficiency in English. The TOEFL Preparation class prepares learners for taking the TOEFL iBT exam. It is offered Monday to Friday, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. IELTS, International English Language Testing System, tests English proficiency across the globe. The IELTS Preparation class prepares learners to take the IELTS test. It is offered Monday to Friday, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. For further information, call 905-731-9557 or email us at uplands@yrdsb.ca

  • Citizenship Test Preparation Class

    The Citizenship Test Preparation Class helps permanent residents who are applying for citizenship to prepare for the Citizenship test. There are morning and afternoon options. For further information, call 905-731-9557 or email us at uplands@yrdsb.ca

  • Language Instruction For Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

    The Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program helps adult immigrants (permanent residents and convention refugees) who need to develop necessary language and life skills to actively function in Canadian society. The program offers the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills based on Canadian Language Benchmarks. Systematic approach to ongoing classroom-based language assessment is done through Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA) whereby learners collect evidence of their progress and accomplishments in relation to identified learning goals. Classes are offered through the Uplands Community Learning Centre, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The levels offered are pre-benchmark to LINC 4. For further information, call 905-731-9557 or email us at uplands@yrdsb.ca

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)

    The English as a Second Language (ESL) program helps adult immigrants to improve their English language skills and communicate with confidence. ESL classes are free for: • Canadian Citizens (born outside of Canada) • Permanent Residents • Convention Refugees • Refugee Claimants • Provincial Nominees • Canadian Experience Class participants • Live-In Caregiver Program participants This program provides learners with an understanding, not only of the language, but also the Canadian culture. The instruction is based on a thematic and communicative approach to developing language used in daily life and job related situations. Systematic approach to ongoing classroom-based language assessment is done through Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA) whereby learners collect evidence of their progress and accomplishments in relation to identified learning goals. Classes are offered at different locations throughout York Region. There are morning, afternoon, evening and weekend options. The levels offered are literacy to level 12. For further information, call 905-731-9557 or email us at uplands@yrdsb.ca.

  • S.P.R.I.N.G.- Employment Program for Persons with with Disabilities

    A person with a disability – unemployed or working under 20 hours per week – Looking for ongoing employment – Looking to improve you employment skills – A resident of the York Region We can help you! We can provide access to one-on-one assistance, life skills, and pre-employment workshops. We will help you connect with employers who are looking to hire. And can assist is setting up job shadowing and training. Join us for a for our weekly Job Searching Question and Answer Session for Persons with Disabilities. Held weekly, Wednesday 11:00- 12:00 Call us today for more information: Richmond Hill- Bayview Avenue YMCA Centre 10610 Bayview Avenue, Richmond Hill, ON., L4C 3N8 905-780-9622 OR Markham 14th Avenue YMCA Centre 4855 14th Avenue, Markham, ON., L3S 3L6 905-948-9622 And reach us by email- yorkjobs@ymcagta.org.  Clients must be referred from the community.

  • Career Recharge Job Seekers Workshops

    Training

    Seneca HELIX’s Career Recharge, presented by TD, offers free virtual workshops every other Tuesday to help you develop the most in-demand soft skills employers often look for. On-demand modules on interviewing, networking, and resumé and cover letter writing are also available to help you master the fundamentals of job searching.  All resources are free.  More information is available at: https://www.senecacollege.ca/innovation/helix/career-recharge/on-demand-content.html

  • 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

  • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

    Training

    Study English for FREE with fully certified and experienced instructors. Earn your English Certificate that is required when applying for your Canadian Citizenship. Classes are offered online-in-person, in different schedules and locations. To qualify, you should be a permanent resident, a protected person, or have a letter saying your application for permanent residency has been approved. To register or for more information, contact esltmarkham@costi.org 289-846-3620

  • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

    Training

    Study English FOR FREE with fully certified and experienced instructors. Earn your English Language Certificate required for Citizenship Application. Classes are available online, in-person, and in different schedules. To qualify, you need to be a permanent resident, a protected person, or have applied for permanent residency and have received a letter. For more information or to register, contact Lisa.Lai@costi.org 289-846-3620.

  • Youth Reach II

    Training

    Youth Reach II provides one-on-one employment support to youth ages 15-30 living in York Region. Youth Reach II serves youth who’ve had personal challenges in life, including those who have experienced or are vulnerable to experiencing conflict with the law or precarious housing. Through one-on-one employment coaching, we support youth with resume building, job search skills, and interview preparation. Additionally, we provide participants with employment supports such as transportation fare, interview clothing, work tools, and also with obtaining 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

  • 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 Apr 25 – Jun 24, 2022 Jul 25 – Sep 23, 2022 Oct 24 – Dec 23, 2022 Jan 31 – Mar 31, 2023

  • 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.

  • Enterprising Careers for Women

    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 showing 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. For women 18 years or older.  Summer 2022 Classes Run Once a Week for Ten Weeks.  A variety of days and times to choose from: Day / Time / Start Date Mondays 2:00pm – 4:00pm  beginning June 13th Tuesdays 10:00am – 12:00pm – beginning July 12th Tuesdays 2:00pm – 4:00pm beginning July 5th Thursdays 12:00pm 2:00pm – beginning May 19th Thursdays 7:00pm – 9:00pm – beginning July 28th Fridays 10:00am – 12:00pm – beginning July 8th Visit: https://www.wcyr.ca/enterprising-careers for the day and time that best suits your needs. About the Program Discover employment options that fit your personality Build self-confidence as you identify your interests and skills Research…

  • 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

  • Smart Serve

    Training

    Gain knowledge and awareness on how to serve alcohol responsibly to the general public. Classroom instruction with video. Open book assessments are evaluated by the Smart Serve Ontario who issues your certification. Half-day course. Training Dates: April 22, 2022 9:00am – 2:00pm May 17, 2022 9:00am – 2:00pm June 14, 2022 9:00am – 2:00pm July 21, 2022 9:00am – 2:00pm August 18, 2022 9:00am – 2:00pm September 13, 2022 9:00am -2:00pm October 13, 2022 9:00am – 2:00pm November 17, 2022 9:00am – 2:00pm December 14, 2022 9:00am – 2:00pm

  • 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 Georgina Trades Training Inc. Training Dates April 29, 2022 – 8:00am – 2:00pm June 10, 2022 – 8:00am – 2:00pm July 22, 2022 – 8:00am – 2:00pm September 9, 2022 – 8:00am – 2:00pm October 29, 2022 – 8:00am – 2:00 pm  December 9, 2022 – 8:00am – 2:00pm

  • 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.  For more information regarding this program contact: Courtney Cot tel: 647-637-6023  email: courtney.cot@360kids.ca

  • 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: Apr 4 – May 13, 2022 May 30 – Jul 08, 2022 Jul 25 – Sep 02, 2022 Sep 12 – Oct 21, 2022 Nov 7 – Dec 16, 2022 Feb 06 – Mar 17, 2023

  • Introduction to Microsoft Word Basic Workshop

    Training

    Five session workshops are suitable for anyone who aspires to learn Microsoft Word! You need a computer and a secure internet connection to attend these sessions.  You will learn:  Introduction to Windows OS,  Basic hardware components, settings & organizing files,  Introduction to web searching using multiple internet browsers,  Microsoft Word – o Basic Page Formatting, o Fonts & Text, o Basic Text Boxes and Shapes, o Basic Graphics & Tables, o Editing & Proof Reading,  Printing, Saving & Organizing REGISTER TODAY! Chhong.heng@ymcagta.org or Sandy.Kokkoros@ymcagta.org

  • Trades Connections – Construction Trades Project

    Program Components: 7 Week Program Delivered virtually with focus on York Region residents, newcomers and youth In person training delivered at Ontario Masonry Training Centre Industry-recognized certification in WHMIS, Forklift, Working at Heights, Propane, Handling, Elevated Work Platforms and Health & Safety Soft Skills Solutions training and certification Essential skills for construction trades delivered through online workshops and training modules.  Training selection tailored to client need and industry demand Information about apprenticeship pathways, and requirements for entering the construction sector.  Future skills training including creative problem solving, workplace communication, and growth mindset Info Sessions taking placer on: June 6th to July 22nd, 2022 August 1st to September 16th, 2022 September 26th to November 11th, 2022 November 21st, 2022 to Jan 13th, 2023 Jan 23rd, 2023 to March 10th, 2023

  • Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint- Workshop

    Training

    These Virtual 5 session workshops (12:30-2:30pm) are suitable for anyone interested in learning Microsoft PowerPoint.  Computer and internet required. You will learn:  Introduction to Power Point – Getting to know the program,  Using Basic tools and font settings,  Introduction to the page layouts –  Using the different page designs,   Inserting – Pictures, Tables, Shapes & Charts and  Word Arts,  Learning the slideshow,  Page Transitions REGISTER TODAY! Chhong.heng@ymcagta.org or Sandy.Kokkoros@ymcagta.org

  • 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

  • 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. 

  • Introduction to Microsoft EXCEL Basic Workshop

    Five session workshop suitable for anyone who aspires to learn Microsoft EXCEL! You need a computer and a secure internet connection to attend these sessions. You will learn:  Microsoft Excel – Design a worksheet with formatting, Entering and managing data, Perform basic calculations, Create basic visuals (tables, charts) and Save and Print in different formats. REGISTER TODAY! Chhong.heng@ymcagta.org or Sandy.Kokkoros@ymcagta.org

  • 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

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses

    Training

    Seneca’s English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are designed to support you in achieving your academic, personal or professional English goals. We offer a variety of ESL courses focused on improving your English skills in writing and speaking. Speaking Skills Learn to use conversational grammar in everyday situations by developing your speaking, listening and decision-making skills. Our speaking courses are designed to help you succeed in your postsecondary studies. Speaking English Conversation Accent Reduction Writing / Grammar Skills Learn how to write effectively in both workplace and academic settings, from simple paragraphs to building a formal essay. Writing Skills Grammar Skills Summer Intensive Classes Grammar workshops

  • 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

  • Professional Excellence in Financial Services – Bridging Program

    Training

    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.

  • Construct Training Program

    Training

    Construct offers you a valuable opportunity to learn new skills and begin a career in the trades and construction industry. Our program is designed to help breakdown barriers to employment and provide direct connections to careers.  Cohorts of 8 Trainees will complete an 8-week full-time PAID training program.  Transportation throughout the program to and from classes safety, safety equipment, and meal support is provided. You will receive 2 weeks in-class skills training in trades math, reading comprehension, social skills & work etiquette, trades skills, and health and safety certifications. And 6 weeks of virtual training to learn Mental Health, Financial Literacy, Employment Skills and Introduction to Trades Support for the duration of the program and after graduation to assist you in securing a career. Additional personal and professional supports by YMCA. Eligibility: 18 + and Grade 10 education or equivalent (those willing to complete requirements towards GED will still be considered) Canadian Citizen, Refugee or Permanent Resident status in Canada Applicants will be asked to provide one of the following to be permitted access to the training center during the first two weeks: Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 – must have received second dose 14 days prior to program start OR Negative COVID-19 test…

  • 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 Dates: February 9, 2022 – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm March 11 2022 – 9:00am -1:00pm April 4, 2022 – 9:00am – 1:00pm May 4, 2022 – 9:00am – 1:00pm  June 3, 2022 – 9:00am – 1:00pm *Proof of vaccination is required to participate*

  • Standard First Aid & CPR Level C – 2 day course

    Training

    Comprehensive two-day course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. Course meets legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards and includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. Course Content The Red Cross Preparing to respond The EMS system Check, Call, Care Airway emergencies Breathing and circulation emergencies First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest Wound care Head, neck and spine injuries Bone, muscle and joint injuries Sudden Medical Emergencies Environmental illnesses Poisons (includes opioid poisoning) Certification 3-year certification in Standard First Aid, CPR Level C, and AED Recertification Standard First Aid: 6.5–7.5 hours; includes CPR Level C and AED; adheres to local legislation Completion 100% attendance and participation; 75% min. passing grade on a written, closed book knowledge evaluation; and adherence to the Fundamental Principles. Training Dates: April 13 & 14 8:30am – 4:30pm May 11 & 12 8:30am – 4:30pm June 6 & 7 8:30am – 4:30pm July 12 & 13 8:30am – 4:30pm First Aid Recert – April 21st 8:30 – 4:30 $110.00

  • Skills Upgrading Program

    The Skills Upgrading program is a FREE* online training program that assists adults in York Region, Bradford, and some surrounding areas, improve their skills for employment, school, and life. Our versatile training program can be customized to your current skill level and educational goal. And, we have an open schedule for our training program, which means you can start whenever you’re ready and learn at your own pace. PLUS our online training is supported by our knowledgeable facilitators via phone, email, and LiveChat! Build your skills so you can carry out important day-to-day tasks, prepare to write the GED test (grade 12 equivalency), apply for post-secondary education, or gain skills for employment. Master basic computer skills, regardless of your current level of experience, using today’s most commonly used software. Improve your communication, organization, analytical skills, and more! Contact the centre for more details or apply online on our website. *eligibility conditions apply.

  • Lock Out / Tag Out

    Training

    Classroom instruction with video and equipment demonstrations for controlling energy sources during maintenance and repair events.  Delivered by Georgina Trades Training Inc. *Proof of vaccination is required to participate* May 18, 2022 1:00pm – 3:00pm June 16, 2022 1:00pm-3:00pm

  • Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) Foundation Program

    The York University IEP Foundation Program enables Internationally Educated Professionals to get English language support and customized training at no cost. The program helps newcomers prepare for the Canadian workplace, improve their communication skills and transition effectively to the local workplace. It includes opportunities to expand professional networks, connect to events, referrals to partners and activities supporting professional development and job search. Participants start with language and orientation sessions, they then gain sponsored access to two academic credit courses designed specifically for IEPs along with career coaching as well as Saturday language drop in classes. Then they have an option to also register in one University Winter term course in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies on completion. Intake begins each year in spring and the program starts in August. To get invited to an information session on the program sign up to the mailing list on the program website: https://www.yorku.ca/laps/iep/future-students/ or email IEP@yorku.ca for more information.  Introductory webinars will take place on May 31st at 1:00pm or June 14th at 12:00pm.

  • Confined Spaces Safety

    Training

    Classroom instruction with video and hands on equipment for working in confined spaces like tanks, underground, or bunkers. *Proof of vaccine is required to participate* April 19, 2022 – 9:00am – 1:00pm May 18, 2022 – 9:00am – 1:00pm June 16, 2022 – 9:00am – 1:00pm

  • 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.  Training takes place on  June 23, 2022 – 8:00am – 4:00pm    

  • PSW Program

    Obtain a Personal Support Worker Certificate and up to 7 Ontario Secondary School credits. 5 months of in-class theory covering the PSW Program Standards and Additional Certifications. Full-time  study options – September 2022 – April 2023 Part-time study options – September 2022 – October 2023 Admission Requirements To apply you must: attend an entire registration session with applicable documentation: proof of residency (rental contract, tax bill, utility bill, etc.) status in Canada (Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, proof of Canadian Citizenship, permanent resident card, refugee claimant or convention refugee status) be 18 years or older be able to get to and from designated clinical and community placement sites produce a clear Police Vulnerable Sector Check at the time of placement. Register by email at psw@yrdsb.ca On-line Registration Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 9:45 am Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 9:45 am

  • Accelerated Building Environmental Systems (BES™) Operator Class II – Bridging Program

    Training

    Developed by Seneca more than 40 years ago, the BES™ Certificate has become the industry standard and is the most recognized certification for building operators in Canada. The Accelerated Building Environmental Systems (BES™) Operator Class II Bridging Program provides specialized training and professional networks to help you launch a professional career in building operations and facilities management in the shortest time possible. Offered in a fast-paced, part-time format, this career-focused certificate program will provide you with an understanding of the interrelated complexities of building environmental systems such as heating, ventilation, air handling, water treatment, controls and electrical power supply.

  • Newcomer Youth- connections for Success

    An amazing opportunity for newcomer high school students age 14-18! Build community connections, find peer support and enhance leadership & employment skills. Focuses on: Career exploration workshops Group mentoring with university students and young professionals Certification Training in CPR, Babysitting and Customer Service Info about Canadian colleges & universities Valuable workplace skills for your resume Volunteer opportunities related to potential careers Connects youth to meaningful volunteering and knowledgeable mentors.  NYCS empowers youth to embark on post-secondary education and make informed decisions about future career paths.