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Your task for today: Scan our Labour Market Plan and complete a VERY short survey.


February 18, 2015

Good morning!

March 31/15 marks the end of our fiscal year and once again we’ll be reporting the results of our core projects to MTCU.

If you have not already completed our very brief survey on the Labour Market Plan 2014 please review the document via the link below and do the survey.

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Bridging to Employment Info Session


February 17, 2015

To register please call 905-522-9922 ext. 150

YWCA Hamilton’s Bridging Programs are designed to prepare Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) for employment in Canada. Programs offer technical upgrading and sector communications training, including interactive workshops, followed by support in creating pathways to employment opportunities. This program provides an opportunity to further develop skills and enhance awareness of the Canadian workplace culture, thus improving the ability to seek and secure work commensurate with education and experience.

If you are internationally educated professional, are legally entitled to work in Canada and have a Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment overall score of 7 or higher, this program is for you.

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YWCA Hamilton Presents: Smart Serve & Safe Food Handler Training Feb 18 & 20, 2015


February 10, 2015

In Ontario, if you serve, sell or handle alcohol in a licensed establishment you must be Smart Serve certified. Attend the Smart Serve training and write the certification test at YWCA Hamilton.

To register for our Smart Serve Training please call 905-522-9922 ext. 176

Safe Food Handler Training and Certification

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EARN Meeting Minutes, January 28, 2015


February 06, 2015

Regrets: Deborah Neshkiwe-Fox (Hamilton Regional Indian Centre)

3. Networking Break – 15 minutes to meet others from various agencies

8. Evaluations – was distributed for members to complete

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GOODWILL’S UPPER GAGE CAREER CENTRE WORKSHOPS AND NETWORKING MEETINGS FOR FEBRUARY 2015


February 05, 2015

Once your resume is prepared and you’ve established which jobs you would like to apply for, a cover letter will increase your chances of being considered for an interview. Join us to learn how to develop a cover letter and alter it; to make you a prime candidate!

Part 1 (AM) Job Search Strategies: Coping with Job Loss; Organizing Your Job Search; Hidden Job Market; Research Necessities; Networking; Social Media; ‘Elevator Speech’; Marketing Letters

This workshop will help you explore your transferable skills and give you the tools you need to discover which career is 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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Career Development Practitioners' Certification Board of Ontario - Application for Pilot


February 03, 2015

Please find below an info sheet for the benefit of those who might be interested in participating in the CDP Certification – Pilot Project. Those involved in the pilot are eligible for a reduced price, as follows:

Career Development Practitioners’ Certification Board of Ontario

CCDP Information Sheet for Application Pilot

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Summer Job Services - Job Fair


January 30, 2015

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Summer Job Services - Job Fair


January 30, 2015

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C3: Connect, Communicate, Collaborate: Strengthening the Service Delivery Network in Hamilton


January 30, 2015

All employment and training service providers from front line staff to managers are invited to attend C3: Connect, Communicate, Collaborate, a half day event on March 4, 2015.

The mandate of C3 is to improve connections across the service delivery system to ensure that clients are receiving the right services from the right organizations.

There will be two sessions, held in the morning and afternoon, with the same agenda. Service providers are invited to attend one of the sessions. Please indicate on your registration form which session you will be attending.

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EARN Meeting Agenda: January 28/15


January 21, 2015

Please let me know asap if you will be attending the meeting.

EARN Meeting Agenda

1. Welcome/introductions/reading of the EARN mission statement

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Start a New Career as a Chef!


January 19, 2015

Chef Training Program at St. Charles

OPEN HOUSE ON JAN 27 1:30-3:00 p.m.

150 East 5th Street location (Near Upper James and Fennell)

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GED Preparation - Mohawk College


January 16, 2015

Let us help you prepare to write the GED (General Education Development) exam.

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Introduction to Writing and Style


December 22, 2014

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PATH Employment January and February 2015 Training Schedule


December 15, 2014

PATH Employment Services offers a series of training session to support you with your job goals. Kick off the new year by signing up for one of these free sessions. Space is limited and reserving a spot is required. Call 905-528-6611.

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Self-Management, Self-Direction has changed start date to Feb 6


December 15, 2014

We have changed the start date to Feb 6, 2015, so you can still register for this training program.

Learn a set of skills, strategies & tactics that can be used to empower oneself for achieving life goals and continuous self improvement.

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Computer Class Schedule


December 15, 2014

Wed evenings from 6 pm – 8 pm

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John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington and Area


December 02, 2014

Employment Counsellor / Job Developer Vacancy

The purpose of this position is to provide employment related support services to clients within the JHS Pre Apprentice Welding Program.

The Pre Apprentice Welding Program is an employment based program funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities (MTCU) in partnership with Mohawk College, Elizabeth Fry Society, Hamilton Branch and St. Leonard’s Society Hamilton.

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EARN Meeting Minutes November 26, 2014


December 01, 2014

1. Welcome and Introductions: Christina Brookes introduced the new Executive Committee of EARN:

Went around room and each person introduced themselves and what agency they represented. Christina read the Mission Statement of EARN

2. Presentation: Aiding clients with a disability – by Nicole Delottinville, PATH

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Employment and Training Service Providers please complete a brief survey...


December 01, 2014

This survey is sponsored and supported by Workforce Planning Hamilton in support of Connect, Communicate, Collaborate: Strengthening the Service Delivery Network in Hamilton.

The goal of this project is to review the service delivery network structure in Hamilton and identify a model that improves connectivity and strengthens linkages across the Employment & Training system including those agencies that are EO funded and those that are funded through other Ministries.

In the following sections we are asking those who are connected to the Employment & Training system about their experience working in this sector and how we can improve and broaden our connectivity across the system.

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Smart Serve and Safe Food Handler Training @ YWCA Hamilton - December 10 & 11


November 28, 2014

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