Author Archives: Julie Bullock

IN FOCUS FOR MAY: SPOTLIGHT ON YOU, MARKETING YOURSELF

Career counsellors often meet with unemployed clients who declare that they are “job-ready” but then struggle when asked to name their top five strengths.  They know how to do the job but to analyze their past experience for accomplishments and cast their skills as strengths that will distinguish them from other candidates – therein lays the gap.  Fortunately, having techniques and exercises to help clients bridge the gap is part of every career counsellor’s toolkit and this month we’ll offer a workshop to build those            self-promotion skills.

Join us May 10th to improve your sales ability!

GATEWAY

Exciting New Opportunity at Community Employment Choices – Classes to complete a Grade 12 diploma or prepare for the GED test in a small group setting are now being offered.  Instructors from the Thames Valley District School Board GATEWAY PROGRAM will hold class at CEC on Wednesdays starting Wednesday October 11th.  For more information contact Sue at 519-245-8163 or Caroline at caroline.hiemstra@tvdsb.ca .

 

ATTENTION EMPLOYERS!

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant (the Job Grant) provides an opportunity for employers to invest in their workforce, with help from the government.  The Job Grant will provide direct financial support to individual employers who wish to purchase training for their employees.  It is available to small, medium and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees.  For further information on this new Grant, please contact Stephanie Shrum, Business Advisor with Community Employment Choices at 519-245-4500 ext. 205 or email:  sshrum@communityemploymentchoices.ca