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Workplace Skills Development Program

Starting April 2018

 

Women will receive certificates for each Module they complete and if they chose to complete them all will receive a certificate for Workplace Skills Development Program (Approximately 279 hours)

 

The Workplace Skills Development Program (WSDP) is a project that offers pre-employment training in a workplace environment, teaching hands-on technical skills balanced by critical thinking, problem solving, team building, conflict resolution, self-evaluation, workplace communication and job readiness skills.

 

 

  1. Career Directions Module
  • Connecting Careers and Values              Apr 30 & May 1             9am – noon
  • Smart Goals                                              Apr 23                               1 – 3 pm
  • Career Cruising                                         Apr 10                           9am – noon
  • Personality Dimensions                            Apr 12                            9am – 3pm
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator                     May 3                            9am – 3pm
  • Asset Mapping                                          Apr 9                                 1 – 3 pm
  • One-on-One Meeting with Employment  Counsellor                as scheduled

 

  1. Effective Communication in the Workplace Module          
  • Introduction to Communication Skills       May 7,8 & 10                9am – noon
  • Workplace Dialogues                                May 14, 15 & 17           9am – noon
  • Compromise, Assertiveness & Negotiation  May 22 & 24            9am – noon
  • Solving Problems and Decision Making May 28, 29 & 31           9am – noon

 

  1. Building Workplace Foundations Module
  • Boundaries in the Workplace                   Apr 16, 17, 19               9am – noon
  • Foundations of Workplace Culture          Apr 23, 24, 26               9am – noon
  • Employer Expectations                             Apr 16                              1 – 3 pm
  • Customer Service                                     May 7 & 14                       1 – 3 pm

 

  1. Job Search Techniques Module
  • Job Search Tools                                      June 4, 5 & 7                9am – noon
  • Research and the Interview                      June 11, 12 & 14          9am – noon
  • Understanding Your Local Labour Market  June 18, 19 & 21       9am – noon
  • 2 One-on-One Meeting with Employment Counsellor               as scheduled

 

  1.  Community Resources Series                                Thursdays 1 – 3 pm

These resources may change depending on the needs of the group but could include:

  • Literacy Connections: Thames Valley District School Board & Fanshawe College
  • Oxford Community Health Centre
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Volunteer opportunities such as Victoria Order of Nurses (VON)
  • Fanshawe College
  • Southwest Healthline
  • Financial Literacy – Family Services Thames Valley
  • Other resources based on availability or as deemed necessary

 

  1. Applied Skills and Certificates Module
  • Industrial Sewing          Apr 11 – June 27      Wed 9am – 3pm & Fri 9 – noon
  • Introduction to Computers              Apr 10 – June 26                  Tues 1-3pm
  • Food Handlers Certificate     May 28, Jun 4, 11&18                     Mon 1-3pm
  • WHMIS Certificate                                                    scheduled at a later date
  • Health and Safety Certificate                                   scheduled at a later date

 

The goal of WSDP is to enhance each woman’s employability so that they may achieve a more sustainable livelihood by building confidence, skills and knowledge to obtain appropriate and suitable employment or further education/training

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