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CAREER PLANNING WORKSHOP - Next Start Date Sept.30.2014



September 26, 2014

4 mornings over 2 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday

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

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


EARN Presentation, Sept. 24/14: Employers Tell All



September 25, 2014

Thanks to all who attended the EARN meeting on September 24/14. Below is a link to Sarah Hosick’s (Workforce Planning Hamilton) presentation called Employers Tell All: Recruitment difficulties, skills and training requirements of Hamilton employers.

http://workforceplanninghamilton.ca/publications/298


YWCA Hamilton's S.I.S.T.E.R. Graduation



September 23, 2014

YWCA Hamilton is pleased to announce the Graduation Ceremony for 27 young women from the SISTER program (Success in Service Training and Employment Retention) scheduled on Wednesday October 15, 2014, 12:00 p.m. at YWCA Hamilton. Please find RSVP information below.

This free program enables young women between the age of 15 to 30 who face barriers to employment in developing their skills and making successful transitions into the labour market. SISTER offers a combination of interventions including, job placement, individualized advisement, coaching and support. Participants receive assistance in skill identification, resume writing, interview skills and job maintenance. In addition, participants receive certification in WHMIS, Smart Serve, Safe Food Handling & First Aid/CPR certification. This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Youth Skills Link Program.

YWCA Hamilton strengthens women’s and girl’s voices, broadens their choices, builds dynamic leadership and provides essential and meaningful services that promote safe, inclusive and equitable communities.


EARN Meeting Agenda, Sept. 24/14



September 22, 2014

September 24, 2014 – 9:00 am. – 11 am.

Next meeting


Are you attending the next EARN meeting?



September 18, 2014

The next Employment Assistance Resource Network (EARN) meeting for front line employment staff is being held on Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 9 – 11 am. at St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education, Mountain Centre, 150 East 5th Street, Hamilton.

Please RSVP to Cyndi Ingle, cyndi.ingle@workforceplanninghamilton.ca if you plan on attending.

To help the EARN Advisory Committee prepare for the meeting please complete a brief survey. If you have already completed the survey we appreciate your feedback!


PATH Employment Service October 2014 Community Sessions



September 15, 2014

October 2014 Free Workshops – Please call to save a seat!

Space is limited and participant registration for each session is required. Please call 905-528-6611 to save your spot today!


Please RSVP if you are attending the next EARN meeting and complete our survey



September 10, 2014

A reminder that the next Employment Assistance Resource Network (EARN) meeting for front line employment staff is being held on Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 9 – 11 am. at St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education, Mountain Centre, 150 East 5th Street, Hamilton.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

To help the EARN Advisory Committee prepare for the meeting please complete a brief survey by September 15th. If you have already completed the survey we appreciate your feedback!


Lifelong Learning Week - September 14-20!



September 08, 2014

Adult Basic Education Association’s Lifelong Learning Week 2014 is next week – September 14-20th.

There are free learning events happening for all ages, all across the city. Check out the calendar at www.abea.on.ca/llw/Calendar.html and learn something new!


Goodwill's Upper Gage Career Workshops and Networking Meetings for September 2014



September 08, 2014

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


PATH September 2014 Community Sessions



September 04, 2014

PATH September 2014 – Workshops


CNIB Open House- Wednesday September 10th



September 02, 2014

Meet the staff and learn about CNIB programs and services. Visit the store to browse helpful products for better living with vision loss.


September - Hiring Fairs at vpi Hamilton



September 02, 2014

To attend any of these Hiring fairs please call 905-387-2220 to register.

The hiring requirements are as follows:


If you care about EARN please complete our brief survey



September 02, 2014

The next Employment Assistance Resource Network (EARN) meeting takes place on September 24th from 9 am. – 11 am. at St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education, Mountain Centre, 150 East 5th Street, Hamilton.

To help the EARN Advisory Committee prepare for the meeting please complete our short survey by September 15th.

http://fclmpb.fluidsurveys.com/surveys/wph/earn-survey-august-2014/


Save the date! EARN meeting, September 24/14



August 26, 2014

You are invited to attend an upcoming EARN (Employment Assistance Resource Network) meeting, taking place on Wednesday, September 24/14 from 9 am. – 11 am. at St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education, Mountain Centre, 150 East 5th Street.

Featured will be a brief presentation by WPH staff called “Employers Tell All: Skills, Training, and Recruitment Challenges in Hamilton.”

If you can attend please RSVP to Cyndi Ingle at cyndi.ingle@workforceplanninghamilton.ca.


NEW - Mohawk College - GED PREPARATION - Fall 2014



August 14, 2014

GED PREPARATION:


NEW - Mohawk College - EMPLOYMENT LITERACY WORKSHOPS - FALL 2014



August 14, 2014

Please call Academic Upgrading at 905-575-2029 for more information.

November 18-20, 2014

Tuesday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


September 2014 Workshops



August 11, 2014

Workshop sign up is required and space is limited. Register early to avoid disappointment by calling 905-528-6611


July Workshop Calendar at vpi Inc.



July 31, 2014

To attend any of these workshops, hiring fairs and events please call 905-387-2220 and speak with Laura or Erin to register.

Job Fairs and Events


PATH Employment Services August Workshops



July 30, 2014

PATH August 2014 – Workshops

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


CNIB Open House- Wednesday August 13th



July 29, 2014

Meet the staff and learn about CNIB programs and services. Visit the store to browse helpful products for better living with vision loss.



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