Pathways to Employment Program: Interview for Eligibility

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Do you face barriers to finding a job? The Pathways to Employment is an employment program to help people between 15 and 30 years of age with disabilities or health conditions that make it difficult for them to find work. Pathways offers 5 weeks of paid employment skills training and a 12 week employment opportunity. Participants will earn minimum wage per hour for 150 hours of pre-employment training, and receive complimentary employment coaching, one-on-one mentorship, and job readiness training that will help prepare them for today’s competitive labour market. This project is funded by the Government of Canada.

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Interview for the
Pathways to Employment Program

Upcoming Program Time Slot:
Starts 22 February

Enter your contact information in the form below and our staff will contact you for your eligibility interview.

Or call our staff for your interview:

What the Pathways to Employment Program offers:

  • 5 weeks free skills training with minimum wage per hour
  • 12 weeks paid, supported employment
  • Training from Monday to Friday 9:30am to 12:30pm
  • Next cohort start date 21 February 2022
  • All course materials, presentation, videos, discussions will take place online, however, accommodations provided for individuals who need in-person support and training

Benefits and Opportunities

  • Improve technical skills
  • Learn from home
  • Access to monetary supports during the 5 weeks training to offset the cost of the training
  • Access to monetary supports during the first 12 weeks of employment to transition into employment
  • Develop an employment action plan with long-term and short-term goals for a sustainable career path

Eligibility

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age
  • Have a physical or mental health disability (documented or self-disclosed)
  • Not in school or working
  • Eligible to work in Canada

Minimum requirements

Pathways to Employment is a hybrid learning model utilizing an online and experiential curriculum to develop a skilled and dedicated workforce.

  • Laptop or desktop computer
  • Internet access
  • Speakers + microphones
  • Email address
  • Webcam
  • A quiet space
  • Designated time
  • If clients do not have access to these equipment, it will be provided to them for free.
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Training Details

Participants will learn essential and technical skills with provincially and federally recognized certifications. Training is scheduled from Mondays to Fridays, 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Technical Skills Training and Certifications

  • First Aid and CPR
  • Health and Safety
  • WHMIS certification
  • Smart Serve
  • Working at Heights

Professional Skills Training

  • Communication Skills
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Resume and Cover letter
  • Interview Skills
  • Confidence and Motivation
  • Document Use
  • Computer Use

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