At Work Prep, we meet individuals where they are at, and offer several pathways that individuals may choose to assist them in moving forward with their employment goals.
Whether you’ve never worked before, would like to get back to work after involvement with the justice system, have roadblocks in your way to reaching your employment goals, are re-entering the workforce as an older worker, or simply need a hand improving the effectiveness of your resume and cover letter, we can support you with the tools and training to reach your goals.
With you leading the way; together, we’ll explore your goals, determine your needs and the services that are best suited to support you in increasing your skills, building new and existing strengths and addressing any challenges you see that might get in the way. This plan will serve as a map to show your progress, successes and any need for changes and exploration of new opportunities on your journey to employment.
Youth Employment Readiness
The Youth Employment Readiness Project is targeted towards youth, between the ages of 16 and 30 years old, facing struggles or challenges to finding or obtaining employment.
Youth who will benefit from this project are:
- between the ages of 16-30
- unemployed and not in school
- looking for work but don’t know their interests
- looking for work but need assistance in obtaining a job
- confident they can work, but unsure of the skills they possess
Through Group Training, Work Prep supports individuals to build the knowledge and skills required to ready them for work and/or education and training programs. Our staff will work with you on life and employability skill development, while tailoring activities, guest speakers and certificate training to the specific needs of the group and current labour market needs.
What’s in it for you?:
- Support to work through your roadblocks to employment.
- The opportunity to gain knowledge and skills across six Employability Dimensions, including: job readiness, career decision making, skills enhancement, job search, job maintenance, and career growth.
- The opportunity to discover and develop unique talents and interests with the skills to market them for personal and professional growth.
- Development of self marketing tools for ongoing career growth and development.
- Connection to and the support of other job seekers in a similar situation.
- Connection to community services that support job retention and positive self and family management.
- Increased connections to available jobs and increased access to employment opportunities.
The Lorne and Evelyn Johnson Foundation Resource Centre
The computer resource centre (CRC) is comprised of two rooms: a ‘lab’ with 12 computers, a printer, copier, telephone and a fax machine, and a ‘classroom’ with 10 computers, a printer, and a Smart board. Additional services in the CRC include, providing a job board, a resume and cover letter development resource board and a further education and training board with posters advertising continuous learning opportunities with other organizations and institutions.
The Centre is open from:
8:00 to 4:30
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
8:00 to 3:30 on Wednesdays.
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Address: 2020 Halifax Street