Apprenticeship and Practical Trades
Practical trades programs bring hands on learning for participants with an aim to identify and reducing barriers, build on the job skills thereby increasing employability.
Career Counseling
The goal of career counseling is to engage participants in meaningful discussions and activities to secure a longterm attachment to the labour market. It is provided as a one on one service and includes career decision making in the from of job search, personal skill development and can include job maintenance when an individual has found work.
Entrepreneurship
These programs highlight skill development around self employment. Programs and services provide advice, guidance and professional support needed to reach business goals and success.
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.
Job Brokering
Job Brokers within the community agencies work with potential employees and employers to find the best "job fit". They seek out and build relationships with employer partners and connect new employees with any necessary supports and/or skill development to ensure their success in the workplace. Men's Programs Community based programs for men to provide essential and life skills for workplace. The goal is to provide skills and training that will result in sustainable attachment to the workforce or continued education and training.
Mentoring/Job Shadowing
Mentorship and job shadowing programs connect new employees/participants of community agencies with hands on work experience. This helps develop a deeper understanding of workplace culture and help participants develop as employees. Experiences on the job help identify areas for further skill development and can help direct individuals along their future career path.
Outreach
The goal of Community Based Outreach is to provide one on one support to individuals interested in community resources such as employment and education programs and services. Work is done around the basic needs of the individual to insure that they have the necessary supports to take part in community based programs and services.
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.
Social Enterprise
Social Enterprises are business endeavors that blend profit generation with an organization's social mission and other outcomes not traditionally available in a purely business model. Quite often the social mission involves training and skills development that leverage business to create learning opportunities in a 'real' work setting. The resulting experience is often reported as both meaningful to the trainee/employee while also reflecting an appreciation by the enterprise for the challenges faced by many entering the workforce for the first time or after a long absence. Accommodations and other supports are common in this model. They often provide experience to assist people transition into other competitive employment opportunities as well.
Women's Programs
Community based programs for women aim to provide a full range of programs and services for women to attach to sustainable emloyment, career and skills development and further education. Programs may include essential and life skills development, mentorship, technical skills training that empower youth to make successful transitions in their lives.
Youth Programs
Community based programs for youth aim to provide a full range of programs and services for young people to attach to sustainable emloyment, career and skills development and further education. Programs may include essential and life skills development, mentorship, technical skills training that empower youth to make successful transitions in their lives.