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As an Employment Ontario service provider, we offer free services, programs and resources to help job seekers identify, prepare for and attain suitable, sustainable employment. For more information on how we can help you with your job search, contact us today.

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Job Seeker Success Story

Programs to Support Youth

Client:Jackson
Goal: Start a career working with underprivileged youth
Challenge: New to Canada
Support offered: YJC program

“VPI has been pivotal in supporting me to find my passion and gain the skills and experience to be successful”

– Jackson, former job seeker

Situation

Jackson was new to Canada and looking for work. As a young person who had experienced barriers to career success himself, his long-term career goal was to work with underprivileged youth. But with no Canadian work experience and limited credentials he needed help.

Through VPI, Jackson enrolled in the Youth Job Connection (YJC) Program. YJC is a government-funded program designed to help youth aged 15-29 develop the skills they need to be successful in the workplace. YJC participants complete 60 hours of paid pre-employment training and workshops followed by a job placement.

Jackson was motivated by the program. He completed his training and with the support of his Job Placement Specialist, he began making connections with local organizations and applying for jobs.

Jackson’s career goals and experience were a great fit for a job opening at VPI supporting the youth program he took part in. He joined the VPI team and quickly became a valuable team member. 18 months later, Jackson is now working as Supervisor on our Youth Employment team.

If you need help with your job search, we can help. Contact us today.

Read the whole story

Situation

Jackson was new to Canada and looking for work. As a young person who had experienced barriers to career success himself, his long-term career goal was to work with underprivileged youth. But with no Canadian work experience and limited credentials he needed help.

Through VPI, Jackson enrolled in the Youth Job Connection (YJC) Program. YJC is a government-funded program designed to help youth aged 15-29 develop the skills they need to be successful in the workplace. YJC participants complete 60 hours of paid pre-employment training and workshops followed by a job placement.

Jackson was motivated by the program. He completed his training and with the support of his Job Placement Specialist, he began making connections with local organizations and applying for jobs.

Jackson’s career goals and experience were a great fit for a job opening at VPI supporting the youth program he took part in. He joined the VPI team and quickly became a valuable team member. 18 months later, Jackson is now working as Supervisor on our Youth Employment team.

If you need help with your job search, we can help. Contact us today.

Events & Workshops

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.

FEATURED EVENTS

Careers in the Trades - Durham Region

Tuesday, March 10 | 12:00 pm
Apply for open job opportunities and hear from experienced tradespeople about careers in the skilled trades.

Medication Administration Certification

Monday, March 30 | 9:00 am
Training and certification for PSWs, family caregivers and unregulated healthcare providers to administer medication. Presented by Peak Excellence Centre for Continuing Education via ProMask Fit. Financial support may be available to cover fees.

Plan accordingly! View all of our events this month by clicking through to our monthly calendar.

Special Events

Information Session: Contact North (Ajax) | Thursday, February 20 | 1:00 pm

Learn about training services and resources available through Contact North, including Microsoft Office, Introductory Computing, Introduction to Online Learning courses.

Careers in the Trades – Durham Region (Henry Street High School Youth Hub) | Tuesday, March 10 | 12:00 pm

Apply for open job opportunities and hear from experienced tradespeople about careers in the skilled trades.

Medication Administration Certification (Ajax) | Monday, March 30 | 9:00 am

Training and certification for PSWs, family caregivers and unregulated healthcare providers to administer medication. Presented by Peak Excellence Centre for Continuing Education via ProMask Fit. Financial support may be available to cover fees.
Workshops

Resume Building (Ajax) | Tuesday, February 18 | 9:00 am

How do you make your work descriptions ‘pop’? What are some resume “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling resume and when it’s finished, you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Cover Letters (Ajax) | Tuesday, February 18 | 11:00 am

What exactly do you say in a cover letter? What are some “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling cover letters, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Customer Service Excellence (Ajax) | Thursday, February 20 | 9:30 am

Excellent service does not simply come from a friendly transaction or helpful technology – it is the result of truly understanding the customer’s expectations and finding ways to exceed them. Join us for a full day of customer service excellence training and learn how to delight customers across any industry.

Resume Building (Ajax) | Tuesday, February 25 | 9:00 am

How do you make your work descriptions ‘pop’? What are some resume “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling resume and when it’s finished, you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Cover Letters (Ajax) | Tuesday, February 25 | 11:00 am

What exactly do you say in a cover letter? What are some “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling cover letters, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Networking (Ajax) | Tuesday, February 25 | 2:00 pm

Experts estimate that as many as 90% of all jobs are never posted to the public. That’s a lot! The only way to connect with these ‘hidden’ jobs is by networking—reaching out to the people you know. This course will offer insight into growing, strengthening, and activating your network in person and online.

Job Interviews (Ajax) | Thursday, February 27 | 9:00 am

In the middle of an important job interview, the interviewer hits you with a question that makes your mind go blank. As you struggle to say something, panic sets in—which only makes things worse. This happens to everyone, but it doesn’t have to. This workshop teaches you how to handle these stressful events, stay focused, and impress potential employers.

Resume Building (Ajax) | Tuesday, March 3 | 9:00 am

How do you make your work descriptions ‘pop’? What are some resume “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling resume and when it’s finished, you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Cover Letters (Ajax) | Tuesday, March 3 | 11:00 am

What exactly do you say in a cover letter? What are some “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling cover letters, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Networking (Ajax) | Tuesday, March 3 | 2:00 pm

Experts estimate that as many as 90% of all jobs are never posted to the public. That’s a lot! The only way to connect with these ‘hidden’ jobs is by networking—reaching out to the people you know. This course will offer insight into growing, strengthening, and activating your network in person and online.

OSAP (Ajax) | Thursday, March 5 | 9:00 am

Learn about the new Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), including the eligibility and suitability requirements, general guidelines, and what to expect through the application and repayment process. This event is ideal for anyone who wishes to apply to a post-secondary institution and requires additional financial support.

Second Career Orientation (Ajax) | Thursday, March 5 | 10:00 am

In this session, you will receive an overview of the Second Career program including detailed information about the eligibility and suitability requirements, general guidelines and what to expect through the application process.

Resume Building (Ajax) | Tuesday, March 10 | 9:00 am

How do you make your work descriptions ‘pop’? What are some resume “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling resume and when it’s finished, you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Cover Letters (Ajax) | Tuesday, March 10 | 11:00 am

What exactly do you say in a cover letter? What are some “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling cover letters, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Job Interviews (Ajax) | Thursday, March 12 | 9:00 am

In the middle of an important job interview, the interviewer hits you with a question that makes your mind go blank. As you struggle to say something, panic sets in—which only makes things worse. This happens to everyone, but it doesn’t have to. This workshop teaches you how to handle these stressful events, stay focused, and impress potential employers.

LinkedIn (Ajax) | Thursday, March 12 | 11:00 am

LinkedIn.com is the world’s largest social media site geared towards professional networking, but it can be intimidating to know where to begin. In this course, you will develop your LinkedIn profile while learning advanced tips and tricks for getting the most out of the platform.

Resume Building (Ajax) | Tuesday, March 17 | 9:00 am

How do you make your work descriptions ‘pop’? What are some resume “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling resume and when it’s finished, you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Cover Letters (Ajax) | Tuesday, March 17 | 11:00 am

What exactly do you say in a cover letter? What are some “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling cover letters, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Customer Service Excellence (Ajax) | Thursday, March 19 | 9:30 am

Excellent service does not simply come from a friendly transaction or helpful technology – it is the result of truly understanding the customer’s expectations and finding ways to exceed them. Join us for a full day of customer service excellence training and learn how to delight customers across any industry.

Resume Building (Ajax) | Tuesday, March 24 | 9:00 am

How do you make your work descriptions ‘pop’? What are some resume “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling resume and when it’s finished, you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Cover Letters (Ajax) | Tuesday, March 24 | 11:00 am

What exactly do you say in a cover letter? What are some “don’ts” that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling cover letters, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Networking (Ajax) | Tuesday, March 24 | 2:00 pm

Experts estimate that as many as 90% of all jobs are never posted to the public. That’s a lot! The only way to connect with these ‘hidden’ jobs is by networking—reaching out to the people you know. This course will offer insight into growing, strengthening, and activating your network in person and online.

Job Interviews (Ajax) | Thursday, March 26 | 9:00 am

In the middle of an important job interview, the interviewer hits you with a question that makes your mind go blank. As you struggle to say something, panic sets in—which only makes things worse. This happens to everyone, but it doesn’t have to. This workshop teaches you how to handle these stressful events, stay focused, and impress potential employers.
Nearby Events

Turning Your Passion into Profit (Scarborough) | Tuesday, February 25 | 2:00 pm

Get tips and strategies from an expert on turning your idea into an online business.

Simcoe Hall Settlement House (Oshawa) | Tuesday, February 25 | 2:00 pm

Learn about the services and programs offered through Simcoe Hall Settlement House, including After School Program, Seniors Club, Food Program, Volunteering, and more.

Volunteering (Oshawa) | Thursday, February 27 | 2:30 pm

Learn about opportunities for volunteering and the benefits of giving back to your community. Presented by United Way of Durham Region.

Safe Food Handling (Durham Continuing Education) | Friday, February 28 | 8:15 am

Learn how to handle food safely in this free certification course. Presented by Durham Continuing Education.

Self-Employment Pathways for Newcomers – Phase I (Scarborough) | Tuesday, March 3 | 9:30 am

Explore the idea of starting a business in Canada in this 2-day session. Presented in partnership with Job Skills.

Safe Food Handling (Durham Continuing Education) | Friday, March 6 | 8:45 am

Learn how to handle food safely in this free certification course. Presented by Durham Continuing Education.

Democracy Talks with Ryerson University (Scarborough) | Friday, March 6 | 10:00 am

Get motivated and engaged by taking part discussions on a social issues that effect your daily life. Presented by Ryerson University.

Careers in the Trades – Scarborough (Malvern Employment and Social Services) | Monday, March 9 | 12:00 pm

Apply for open job opportunities and hear from experienced tradespeople about careers in the skilled trades.

Info Session: Yuan Travel & Education Consulting (Scarborough) | Tuesday, March 10 | 2:00 pm

Find out about the programs available from Yuan Travel and Education Consulting –a new private career college specializing in Hospitality and Tour Travel programs.

Business Advisory Centre Durham (Oshawa) | Tuesday, March 10 | 2:30 pm

Learn about programs and services to help entrepreneurs and business owners grow their business. Presented by Business Advisory Centre Durham.

Resume Critique (Oshawa Public Libraries – McLaughlin Branch) | Wednesday, March 11 | 9:30 am

Want to know how to take your resume to the next level? Book a 1:1 session with our experts to get feedback on how to make your resume stand out from the rest!

First Aid & CPR Certification (Harmony Creek Community Center) | Wednesday, March 18 | 8:30 am

First Aid & CPR Training teaches you critical skills needed to respond to choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrive. This is a 2-day course and is being offered free of charge to qualified individuals.
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