Employment Readiness is a 20 week employment and career planning program. The 12 weeks of in-class learning focus is to provide participants with skills to assist in employment readiness and work ethics. All lessons center on employment situations and scenarios which allow participants to build upon strengths and weaknesses in a positive manner.
The 8 week on the job placement allows the participants to utilize the lessons learned through guidance and career education, participants become more confident, motivated and effective learners focusing on future career plans.
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Grade 12 diploma or near completion of OSSD
- Complete Academic Assessment/ESPORT
- Interested in making personal commitments towards future employment
Major Topics include:
- Culture awareness-Our Six Nations culture and history
- Inventory of personal strengths, weaknesses, learning styles, and attitude
- Work Ethics
- Goal Setting
- Essential skills and personal inventory assessments
- Communication skills-public speaking
- Career Research
- Labour Market Information, the hidden job market
- The interview process
- Skills and Workshops:
Emergency First Aid, WHMIS Training, Computers, True Colors, Resume and Cover letter writing.
Hours and Duration
Twenty  week program, Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm[In class instruction]
Canada currently faces a critical shortage of skilled workers. Skilled tradespeople will be increasingly in demand because of the rapid pace of technological changes and as current workers in the field begin to retire. According to the Working in Canada Report (Government of Canada), employment opportunities for licensed welders will be steady.
Graduates of this program will find a range of employment opportunities through welder apprenticeship programs, as well as positions associated with manufacturing and fabricating, automotive, heavy equipment production, automation, and construction. Self-employment or working in the construction oil industry are also viable options upon graduation.