Goal: Build work experience and confidence
Challenge: Developing skills; building work experience
Support offered: Job search support; workshops; resume support
“VPI is a great place to assess your skills sets and learn about resources to help you develop and find employment.”
– Patrice, former job seeker
Patrice is a local business leader in Durham Region who works to advise and empower entrepreneurs in her community.
She recalls stepping into her local VPI branch a few years ago for help with her own career path. She needed Canadian work experience and lacked confidence in her resume and job skills.
To help Patrice develop her resume, the VPI team worked with her to assess the skills she already had and advised her on workshops and guest speaker events to develop new skills and make connections. As she put it, “The staff were friendly and encouraging. I appreciated that, especially in a time when I felt invisible.”
With access to a network of employers actively looking for candidates and job fairs hosted monthly, VPI opened up added resources to Patrice to help her in her search. The team notified her regularly about relevant job postings and upcoming hiring events. Through the process, Patrice developed her confidence and skills, which helped her find her next job and also throughout her career.If you need help assessing your skills, we can help. Contact us today.