Training Board

Found 26 total training opportunities.

  • 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

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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.  Training takes place on: October 26th 8:00am – 4:00pm, November 25th 8:00am – 4:00pm and December 16th 8:00am – 4:00pm.

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  • 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.

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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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  • 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

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

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  • 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.

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

    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: November 6 & 7th 8:30 – 4:00pm – ALMOST FULL, November 18 & 19th 8:30 – 4:00pm, December 9 & 10th 8:30 – 4:00pm

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  • Introduction to Microsoft Word Basic Workshop

    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

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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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  • Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint- Workshop

    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

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • Smart Serve

    Half-day course from 9 am – 1pm. 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.

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  • Customer Service and Retail Training

    This is a free program for low to moderate-income residents of York Region, that is virtually run monthly. The CSR Program is presented and developed by March of Dimes Canada and is funded by The Regional Municipality of York. The program takes place once a month. It is a three-week program that takes place Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm via ZOOM. Eligible participants must be a resident of YORK REGION, have no or low to moderate-income, have use of a computer or phone with access to ZOOM, ESL 4 or above, and minimum age of 17. The program has proven to be beneficial to individuals seeking employment in York Region. Through the program, participants will gain valuable knowledge in being a positive and active Customer Service Representative. Participants will also acquire several certificates including First Aid, WHMIS, Workplace Safety and Smart Serve all free of charge. The benefits of the program are that it can help the attendee understand how to deal with difficult or irate customers, how to handle workplace conflict, the importance of product knowledge, Listening skills, Communications Skills, Financial Budgeting, Stress Management, Covid Fatigue, Resume Skills, Interview Skills, and many more!  To…

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  • Personal Support Worker Program

    The York Region District School Board’s Personal Support Worker program is accredited and meets the Personal Support Worker Training Standard published by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and University (2014). The program is comprised of online and face-to-face instruction in addition to on the job training that includes supervised placements in long term care facilities and community locations. Classroom theory and practical experience hours exceed all requirements outlined in the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007.

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  • Building Environmental Systems (BES™) Accelerated Bridging Program for Internationally Trained Individuals

    The Accelerated Building Environmental Systems (BES™) Operator Class II Bridging Program provides specialized training and professional networks to help students launch a professional career in Building Operations & Facilities Management industry in the shortest time possible. Offered in fast-paced, part-time, employment-focused format, this certificate program will provide students with an understanding of the interrelated complexities of building environmental systems such as heating, ventilation, air handling, water treatment, controls and electrical power supply. Students will also learn about the required codes and by-laws that regulate commercial, mixed use, institutional and critical facilities – all of which require a trained professional to operate. Developed by Seneca over 40 years ago, the BES™ Certificate has become the industry standard and is the most recognized Certification for Building Operators in Canada today.

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  • Every Bite Matters (EBM)

    Every Bite Matters (EBM) is a 14-week paid employment program for youth who face barriers to employment and have interest in culinary skill development. Participants are provided with certification opportunities for Smart Serve, WHMIS and Food Handlers, as well as pre-employment workshops focused on job readiness and life skill development. The EBM program schedule is as follows: Weeks 1 to 3 – in class pre-employment workshops Monday to Friday 10am-4pm Weeks 4 to 9 – Monday’s in class pre-employment workshops, Tuesday to Friday’s clients will be working on culinary skills individually. Pending Covid restrictions clients will be able to learn culinary skills in the 360 Kids HUB kitchen. In addition to that, clients will have the opportunity to deliver and dine with community seniors over lunches they themselves have planned and prepared. Weeks 10-14 – Friday’s in class pre-employment workshops, Monday to Thursday 24 hours/week in an culinary focused employment placement. Participants in EBM must meet the following eligibility criteria: Be between the ages of 15-30 Access to WIFI and a compatible device (phone, tablet, laptop, computer, etc.) A valid Social Insurance Number (SIN) and legally eligible to work in Canada

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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. Next program is scheduled from 27 Sept. to 5 Nov, 2021.  This program is currently delivered online.

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  • QuickBooks Online

    Learn the QuickBooks – Online Version right from the comfort of your own home. 6 session course Live instructor led lessons – Saturdays 9 am – 12 pm Learn invoices, sales and set-up

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  • OSLT (Occupation-Specific Language Training) at Seneca College

    OSLT classes are free for those that are eligible. Students learn the communication skills needed to find and keep a job in Canada. In class, students practice dialogue and communication tasks commonly performed on the job, in their field, sector and occupation. OSLT classes are offered online with virtual meetings two evenings a week. OSLT courses offered at Seneca: Accounting and Finance (180h) Technology (180h) Business Entrepreneurship, Sales and Marketing (180h) Professional Managers (140h) Writing Professionally (40h) To be eligible, students need to be Permanent Residents or Convention Refugees, with a CLB level 6 – 8 and prior work experience or training in the specified sector. Visit: https://www.senecacollege.ca/ce/oslt/#Overview

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  • Base 4 Success (B4S)

    B4S is a 12 week paid employment program for youth who face barriers to employment. Through 120 hours of facilitated classroom pre-employment workshops and 192 hours of paid work placement opportunities ($14.25/ hour), B4S has the potential to make a lasting impact towards sustainable employment for youth. Participants are provided with certification opportunities for Smart Serve, WHMIS and Food Handlers, and training in employment and life skill topics such as budgeting, stress management, interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, healthy relationships, self-care and time management, financial literacy, and personal mental health management. While youth are in their employment placements, we provide ongoing support and coaching to assist them in overcoming challenges in retaining long- term meaningful employment. To ensure appropriate safety protocols are being followed due to COVID-19, all employability skills classes are being held through a digital format (i.e. Zoom). Participants will attend virtual classes through Zoom Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm for 4 weeks. After the 4 weeks are completed, they will have 8 weeks remaining for work placement. Eligibility criteria: Be between the ages of 15-30 Are currently unemployed/ under-employed and not in school Access to Wi-Fi and a laptop/computer A valid Social Insurance Number (SIN) and legally eligible to work…

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  • Professional Excellence in Financial Services - Ontario Bridge Training Program for internationally trained professionals

    This program is designed to help you enter into the financial services labour market in Canada in the shortest time possible. The program builds on the learner’s existing knowledge to prepare for career opportunities with employers in the financial sector, such as banks, credit card companies, insurance companies, investment funds, stock brokerages, consumer-finance companies, credit unions, accountancy companies, and some government-sponsored enterprises. Offered in an accelerated format, full-time, 16 weeks in length. Upon successful completion, students will earn a Seneca College Statement of Recognition and will have met the proficiency requirements to apply for the Mutual Fund Dealer – Dealing Representative License. This dynamic field will appeal to those with prior experience and education in the financial services. It will allow you to bridge your previous experience and establish a quick transition into the Canadian financial labour market.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. Eligibility: 18 years of age or older Successfully complete an online personal interview and literacy assessment Be physically and mentally able to complete the duties of PSW without restrictions Be able to get to and from designated clinical and community placement sites Be able to provide a clear POLICE Vulnerable Sector Check at the time of placement Register by email at psw@yrdsb.ca

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  • 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.

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