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Hope that you can join us at the EARN meeting!


April 15, 2014

Join us at EARN (Employment Assistance Resource Network) on Thursday, May 8th from 9 am. -11:30 am at Westmount Recreation Centre – Board Room, 39 Montcalm Drive, Hamilton, L9C 4B1.

EARN is a group of front line workers with a common goal to improve client and agency outcomes via exchanging information and resources, exploring employment and training trends and by engaging in professional development.

On May 8th we’ll be reviewing a draft Terms of Reference, asking for ideas regarding future topics for discussion, and for professional development.

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CNIB Open House- Wednesday April 9th


April 04, 2014

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You are invited to attend an EARN meeting on Thursday, May 8th


April 02, 2014

The first meeting of EARN (Employment Assistance Resource Network) takes place on Thursday, May 8th from 9 am. -11:30 am at Westmount Recreation Centre – Board Room, 39 Montcalm Drive, Hamilton, L9C 4B1.

EARN is a group of front line workers with a common goal to improve client and agency outcomes via exchanging information and resources, exploring employment and training trends and by engaging in professional development.

In late 2013 Workforce Planning Hamilton, with the support of the Skills Development Flagship invited front line workers from local employment services to join the EARN Advisory Committee. During regular meetings the committee drafted Terms of Reference, researched topics for future meetings, and discussed PD options.

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PATH Employment Services - April Workshops


April 02, 2014

PATH April 2014 – Workshops

Please call PATH at 905-528-6611 to register for these sessions. Space is limited and registration is required.

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April Workshops, Events and Hiring Fairs at vpi


April 01, 2014

Please call 905-387-2220 and speak with Erin or Laura if you would like to register for either of the workshops or job fairs listed below.

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Summer Job Fair: Mohawk College


March 14, 2014

Community Employment Services at Mohawk College is hosting a Summer Job Fair on Monday March 17 from 4-6pm at the Fennell Campus Room C066.

The job fair is being held for the Summer Job Service. The Summer Job Service helps youth find employment throughout the summer months. To be eligible for the Summer Jobs Service, students must be aged 15 to 30 and planning to return to school in the fall.

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SISTER (Youth Skills Link)


March 12, 2014

Only 30 seats are available between March and September 2014. To register contact Lauren Vandenberg: lvandenberg@ywcahamilton.org or call 905-522-9922 × 176

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PATH Employment Services - Older & Wiser Workshop


March 11, 2014

In an increasing competitive marketplace, learn how to talk to employers about your skills, experience and the benefits of hiring mature workers. In this workshop you will learn how to : identify potential age – bias, use specific job search strategies to engage & excite employers and use your work age to your advantage

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PATH Employment Services - Disability Disclosure Workshop


March 11, 2014

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PATH Employment Servcies - Job Search & Networking Workshop


March 11, 2014

Whether you are preparing to search, have just started or have been looking for a while- this workshop will refresh, reengage and re-energize your job search. You will learn the essentials to job search including the most effective websites, organizing your search, the keys to increasing your chances of being hired and practical ways to use your network.

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PATH Employment Services - Recharge Your Resume and Create A Cover Letter with Spark Workshop


March 11, 2014

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PATH Employment Services - The Conversation Workshop


March 11, 2014

What do you need to know in today’s job market to prepare you for the most important Conversations? Here’s a chance for you to join in on the conversation and to learn ways to leave an interview saying you gave them the best conversation you were capable of during the interview. This session offers tips, techniques, tried and true methods for interview success and understanding.

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PATH Employment Services - Putting Your Best Foot Forward Workshop


March 11, 2014

Have you ever wondered – are my future employers checking my profile on Facebook? What should I wear to drop off my resume to a prospective employer? Do I really need to change my voicemail during the job search? This workshop will give you tips and tricks that can help land you that job quicker and help avoid pitfalls.

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PATH Employment Services - Know Your Rights at Work


March 11, 2014

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GOODWILL’S UPPER GAGE CAREER CENTRE WORKSHOPS AND NETWORKING CLUB FOR MARCH 2014


March 07, 2014

Get a kick start on your job search. Learn the secrets of accessing the hidden job market; marketing yourself; developing a killer resume and acing that interview. Capture a snapshot of everything that is important in job search and unlock the secrets of a successful job hunt.

This workshop will help you explore your transferable skills and give you the tools you need to discover which career might be right for you. It will also help you stand out from your competition by showing how you can develop your unique skills to make an impact on your resume, cover letters and at the interview. Think outside the box and you will be headed for career success

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The Registered Disability Savings Plan can help you save for the future.


March 07, 2014

PATH Employment Services is promoting our upcoming Registered Disability Saving Plan Event.

This session is ideal for anyone who has a disability and is under 50 years old. They will find out how the Government of Canada may help, even if they don’t have money to contribute.

This is a FREE session but registration is required.

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St. Charles ESL Specialized Language Training Programs


March 04, 2014

St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education Centres are offering two 12 week ESL Specialized Language Training Programs:

Certification: WHMIS, Basic First Aid, Infection Control (includes handwashing) (certification fees apply)

Recommended for ESL learners interested in the St. Charles PSW (Personal Support Worker) Accreditation Certificate

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March Workshops and Training @ YWCA Hamilton


March 03, 2014

To sign up for our workshops please contact Lauren Vandenberg at 905-522-9922 ext. 176 or email lvandenberg@ywcahamilton.org. We are located in room 109 at 75 MacNab Street South, Hamilton.

March 10, 10:30am-12:00pm Career Cruising: Need assistance in deciding what career path to take? Unsure of the training required for your career choice? Want to know more about a specific career? Attend this session and find the answers you are looking for by creating your own portfolio through Career Cruising Interactive Resource.

March 24, 10:30am-12:00pm Job Search Techniques: Looking for a job? Attend this workshop and uncover the tools and resources which will assist you to conduct a successful job search.

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March Workshop Calendar - vpi


February 27, 2014

Job Fairs and Events

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WorkBound Program – Goodwill King William Location


February 10, 2014

WorkBound is Funded by Service Canada

Each session of the WorkBound program is 11 weeks in total. The program will run Monday to Friday with a combination of half and full days. There will be eight weeks of pre-employment workshops and work training days designed to help prepare participants to find and maintain employment. This will be followed by a volunteer/unpaid work placement for 3 weeks with job coaching if needed.

Work Training Days: Although space cannot be guaranteed, we offer opportunities in Office Skills, Light General Assembly, Stairways – Coffee Shop, General Cleaning and Retail

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