Essential Skills

These programs include career and life skills training with a focus on literacy, numeracy, oral and written communication, document use and continuous learning. Essential Skills are a collection of necessary skills that an individual needs to compete in the workplace. They help support the upgrading of skills at work and in everyday life and can take the form of assessment, learning and employment training supports.

Clean Start Cleaning & Maintenance Program

This program provides on-the-job training in office cleaning and maintenance.

Social Enterprise uses business strategies to achieve our goal of connecting participants to meaningful employment. Our businesses offer work opportunities that help participants build real-world skills, and the profits from these businesses are reinvested to support our services.

The programs are structured in two tiers over 6 months:

Tier 1: 3 months of full-time training and instruction, both in-class and on-site, including 10 hours of personal development

Target Clients: 

Adults who are interested in full-time work in cleaning and maintenance industry.

Hungry Heart Cafe Training Program

The Trades Helper Program allows participants to gain practical experience in the construction trades.

Social Enterprise uses business strategies to achieve our goal of connecting participants to meaningful employment. Our businesses offer work opportunities that help participants build real-world skills, and the profits from these businesses are reinvested to support our services.

The programs are structured in two tiers over 6 months:

Target Clients: 

Adults who are interested in full-time work in the food service industry.

Trades Helper Program

The Trades Helper Program allows participants to gain practical experience in the construction trades.

Social Enterprise uses business strategies to achieve our goal of connecting participants to meaningful employment. Our businesses offer work opportunities that help participants build real-world skills, and the profits from these businesses are reinvested to support our services.

The programs are structured in two tiers over 6 months:

Target Clients: 

Adults who are interested in full-time work in the trades industry.

Energy Sector Language Training (ESLT)

AXIS offers an Energy Sector Language Training course for Internationall Educated Professionals and skilled workers who are current and prospective employees in the oil and gas industry. This course is designed to assist Engineers, Geoscientists, Chemists, Accountants, workers in Skilled Trades and other support staff meet occupational standards in both communication and workplace skills development. (Maximum of 10 participants for each session)

Makin' it Work!

‘Makin’ it Work!’ Adult Education-to-Employment Initiative: A new approach to matching unemployed adults with employers who need to hire. This model is employer focused, community and neighbourhood-based and client-centered. The pilot project with Vibrant Communities, Community Centre Alliance and Fortis Properties and individuals in St. John’s proved to be quite successful.

Contact:
Peggy Matchim
c/o Community Centre Alliance

(709) 237-4992

Retail Skills Employment Training (Certificate)

Program Overview
Completing the training will provide individuals with skills essential for retail sales and customer service for work in clothing stores, grocery stores, book stores, shoe stores, corner stores, gas bars, etc. It will also give participants with skills transferable to other sectors, including call centres and the food service industry.
Practical Skills Training (150 hours) Full day classroom instruction with College of North Atlantic Instructor at New Hope Community Centre .

Two Roads Career Program

Target Clients:
-People with barriers to employment/education who are interested in pursuing
career and/or academic goals.  Must be 16 years of age or older. 
-On or at risk of excessing Income Support

Outreach
Outreach workers are available to meet with clients individually to identify goals and assess for eligibility for Murphy Centre and other community programs/services.  Also responsible for promotion and community development.

  • Ongoing central intake

Launch!

The LAUNCH Youth Pre-Employment Group is a pilot career development program for youth ages 16-24 that focusses on basic employment readiness and life skills enhancement.

Twelve young people will be given the opportunity to participate in a 4 week pre-employment, skills enhancement training program that will include a variety of workshops.

Participants will receive a stipend of $20/day for 3 days a week. Eligible candidates must be between the ages of 16-24 and must be out of school for 6 months.

Target Clients: 

Youth between the ages of 16-24 who have barriers to employment and education.

TOEFL Preparation Classes

TOEFL Preparation Classes are offered by AXIS Career Services to assist participants in preparing for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) online exam. They will complete a six (6) week in-class component as well as a five (5) week self-directed study using onsite resources including a full service language lab and Resource Work Centre.

Target Clients: 

Immigrants and refugees

Advanced Language Preparation

AXIS offers preparatory classes for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the Test of English for International Communications (TOEIC), as well as the Canadian Academic English Language, and the Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainers (CanTEST) when instruction is required. These classes are offered on a regular basis to assist clients in examination preparation. The successful completion of one of these examiniations is a prerequisite for many post-secondary programs or for licensure in particular professions.

Target Clients: 

Immigrants and refugees

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