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Juice Up Your Resume Event - Hosted By PATH Employment Services



April 27, 2015

Wednesday May 6, 2015 is the “Juice Up Your Resume” Event at PATH!

This event hosted by PATH Employment Services as an opportunity to Revise, Renew and Refresh your resume with PATH support!

Participants will receive feedback and a critique regarding their resume. Each session will average 10 minutes and provide participants with winning resume strategies and take away resources. Bring in your resume or come in to learn how to start writing a winning one.


PATH Employment Services - May 2015 Workshops



April 27, 2015

Come on in to PATH Employment Services and enjoy one of these interactive May sessions to support your job searching. These session are FREE and open to the community to access. Please note that seating Space is limited… so to avoid disappointment, you do need to sign up by calling 905-528-6611 today!

Recharge Your Resume & Create A Cover Letter With Spark
Thursday May 14, 2015 1:30-3:30pm

Job Seeker Fast Track
Tuesday May 19, 2015 10-2:30pm


EARN Meeting Minutes, March 25, 2015



April 24, 2015

Attending: Martha Colangelo, Janet Hotston, Antony Goodwin, Gabriela Covaci (Mohawk College); Nicole Delottinville (PATH Employment Services); Francine Pircio (YMCA Employment Services); Edward Darling (ABEA); Cyndi Ingle (Workforce Planning Hamilton); Julie Robitaille (College Boreal); Christina Hollis (Employment Hamilton); Angie Vanderzalm, Susan Clarke (Industry Education Council); Lori Hause, William Yeung (TRIOs College); Deborah Neshkiwe-Fox (Hamilton Regional Indian Centre); Sharon Munro, Melissa Besic (Goodwill Career Centre)

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



April 23, 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

Part 2 (PM) Job Search Tactics: Developing Your Skills; Accomplishment Statements; Winning Resumes; Cover Letters; E-Mails; Interviews; Employer Expectations; Apprenticeships


Our Choice, Your Future - Employment Videos Released!



April 09, 2015

Videos and materials are available in English and French.

Please share with your contacts and networks.

We apologize if you receive this more than once.


Skills Alignment reports and survey



April 09, 2015

Can you please read the following report: “Putting the Puzzle Together: Skills Alignment in Hamilton’s Transforming Economy” and its companion piece “More than a job: Exploring Career Pathways in Hamilton”?

http://workforceplanninghamilton.ca/publications/310

http://workforceplanninghamilton.ca/publications/322


ST. CHARLES ADULT & CONTINUING EDUCATION - HOME HELPER PROGRAM



April 01, 2015

St. Charles Home Helper (LBS) program is now taking names for anyone who wishes to train as a personal attendant. The program is a 11 week course open to youth, LBS levels 1-3, CLB 5+, Ontario Works clients and others looking to prepare for employment.

Those who have taken our program in the past have moved into employment.

Being offered at 770 Main Street East (East of Sherman)


MOHAWK - CAREER EXPLORATION WORKSHOP



March 30, 2015

What basic knowledge and skills do you need to make educated choices about your career direction?

This tuition-free series of four half-day workshops will help you identify realistic career goals that will suit your interests and strengths.

Discover how your personality, interests and relevant abilities relate to different occupational areas.


Agenda for EARN meeting - March 25/15



March 20, 2015

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

2. Approval of Minutes of January 28, 2015

3. Approval of Agenda


St. Charles Adult & Continuing Education - Adult High School



March 12, 2015

EARN YOUR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA (OSSD)


St. Charles ESL - Specialized Language Training Program (SLTP)



March 11, 2015

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS

In-class Instruction (8 weeks)

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


PATH Employment Services April 2015 Workshop Schedule



March 09, 2015

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.

Join our interactive group session facilitated by an experienced employment coordinator to discuss the pros and cons of disclosing your disability when job searching. You will learn… How and when to approach an employer. Should you or Should you not disclose and if you do, when is the right time to share information? What laws protect you if you do disclose? Learn about hidden discrimination and how to accommodations.

This workshop is ideal for anyone interested in increasing their customer service skills. Discuss your best customer service experiences. Learn tips and strategies to build your customer service skill base. Earn a customer service certificate to add to your job search portfolio


YWCA Hamilton March Workshops and Trainings



March 02, 2015

Scott’s Directories & Community Information Workshop

This workshop will teach you how to generate leads in your job search through the use of the Scott’s Directories databases PLUS learn about Hamilton Community Information with our guest speaker from The Red Book of Hamilton.

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


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



March 01, 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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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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