Pre-employment Skills

Pre-employment skills include problem solving, interpersonal skills training, goal setting etc. Programs aim to create awareness of these tools of success. These include making responsible decisions, solving problems and setting goals. This work can be delivered one on one or within a group setting including the enhancement of life skills that support success in the workplace.


Employment program for youth ages 18-30. The program is 26 weeks in duration and provides a wage subsidy to employers for a work placement of at least 36 hours a week. Every effort is made to ensure that each work placement is related to the participant's employment and career goals. Professional and personal development workshop are also provided. 

Value of Work Value of Money

An 8 week employment/training program for youth that provides 10 school-aged youth, with paid summer employment at their neighbourhood community centre and professional/personal development training. 

Employment Workshops

Looking for some assistance with learning how to format a proper resume or how to talk to employers about your criminal record?

Give Robin or Ryan a call for the various employment related workshops.



Target Clients: 

Open to JHS clients, clients of other organizations and the general public.

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.

Peggy Matchim
c/o Community Centre Alliance

(709) 237-4992


Target Clients: 


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 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


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.

Youth Works Well

Youth Works Well is a Skills Link project for youth between the ages of 18 and 30 which helps participants develop employability skills and gain the experience they need to make informed career decisions, find a job, and/or return to school.
The program offers a paid pre-employment phase in which participants gain free workshops and certifications, essential skills training, job search skills and job maintenance training. Participants are expected to attend all sessions for 30 hours per week.

John Howard Society C-STEP Program

Operated by the John Howard Society of Newfoundland and Labrador since 1984, the C-STEP program provides a range of services to offenders and ex-offenders in the St. John’s area who need support to make changes in their lifestyle and in their approach to everyday situations.

This community-based, not-for-profit program utilizes a variety of group and individual training approaches, as well as follow-up services. These client-specific interventions aim to provide participants with essential skills necessary for successful community living.


Target Clients: 

Individuals 18 years and over who have had a criminal history.

Portfolio Development

With the assistance of a PLA facilitator at AXIS, clients can develop a formal document/portfolio for evaluation and potential credit for prior learming.

Target Clients: 

Immigrants and refugees

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