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Help assessing and developing workplace skills
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.
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Every month we host various events at our branches to help job seekers develop their job search skills and get back to work. Registration is required and all events are free, unless otherwise indicated. Click an event listing to see more details and to register.
Thursday, September 26 | 1:00 pm
Learn tips for eating healthy on a limited budget, including meal preparation demonstrations. Presented by the Durham Region Health Department.
Plan accordingly! View all of our events this month by clicking through to our monthly calendar.
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Whether you’re looking for a part-time, seasonal or full-time job, we can help. Apply for one of our current job openings below.
- Driver (Oshawa)
- Team Member (Ajax)
- Production Operator (Pickering)
- Bartender (Ajax)
- Slot Technician Supervisor (Ajax)
- Property Maintenance (Ajax)
- Administrative Assistant (Oshawa)
- Team Member-Accommodation and Food Services (Ajax)
- Building Support Worker (Ajax)
- Experienced Line Cook (Pickering)
- Line and Prep Cook (Ajax)
- Cash Out/Keyholder (Pickering)
- Servers, Prep Cooks, Dishwashers, and Chefs (Toronto)
- Crew Member/Cashier - Accommodation and Food Services (Pickering)
- Cashier - Accommodation and Food Services (Pickering)
- Team Leader - Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services (Whitby/Ajax)
- General Machinist-Manufacturing including food (Ajax)
- ECA- Educational Services (Pickering)
- ECA - Child Care (Ajax)
- Cashier-Accommodation and Food Services (Ajax)
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