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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.

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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

Turning Your Passion into Profit

Tuesday, February 25 | 2:00 pm
Get tips and strategies from an expert on turning your idea into an online business.

Self-Employment Pathways for Newcomers – Phase I

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.

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

Special 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.

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.

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.
Workshops

Resume Building (Scarborough) | 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 (Scarborough) | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Scarborough) | Wednesday, February 19 | 9:30 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.

Customer Service Excellence (Scarborough) | 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 (Scarborough) | 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 (Scarborough) | 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.

Occupational Research (Scarborough) | Wednesday, February 26 | 9:00 am

What jobs are you qualified for, and are there any available nearby? Is your field expected to grow, shrink, or stay the same over the next five years? How much does someone with your qualifications typically earn? This course will teach you how to research the job market, so that you can stop wasting time on dead-ends and start making the most of your job search.

Job Interviews (Scarborough) | 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 (Scarborough) | 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 (Scarborough) | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Scarborough) | Wednesday, March 4 | 9:30 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 (Scarborough) | 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 (Scarborough) | 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.

Occupational Research (Scarborough) | Wednesday, March 11 | 2:00 pm

What jobs are you qualified for, and are there any available nearby? Is your field expected to grow, shrink, or stay the same over the next five years? How much does someone with your qualifications typically earn? This course will teach you how to research the job market, so that you can stop wasting time on dead-ends and start making the most of your job search.

Job Interviews (Scarborough) | 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.

Resume Building (Scarborough) | 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 (Scarborough) | 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.

Second Career Orientation (Scarborough) | Wednesday, March 18 | 9:30 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.

Customer Service Excellence (Scarborough) | 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 (Scarborough) | 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 (Scarborough) | 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.

LinkedIn (Scarborough) | Wednesday, March 25 | 2:00 pm

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.

Job Interviews (Scarborough) | 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

Info Session: Employment Service (North York Public Library) | Wednesday, February 19 | 1:30 pm

This information session describes who we are and what we do, and how the Employment Service program can help you find and keep a job!

Info Session: Yuan Travel & Education Consulting (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, February 19 | 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.

Info Session: Employment Service (Yorkgate Employment and Social Services) | Tuesday, February 25 | 1:30 pm

This information session describes who we are and what we do, and how the Employment Service program can help you find and keep a job!

Fraud Prevention Awareness (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, February 26 | 10:00 am

Learn to spot and protect yourself against fraud and scams. Presented by Service Canada.

Info Session: Employment Service (Bathurst Clark Library) | Wednesday, February 26 | 1:30 pm

This information session describes who we are and what we do, and how the Employment Service program can help you find and keep a job!

Info Session: Employment Service (Yorkgate Employment and Social Services) | Tuesday, March 3 | 1:30 pm

This information session describes who we are and what we do, and how the Employment Service program can help you find and keep a job!

Info Session: Employment Service (North York Public Library) | Wednesday, March 4 | 1:30 pm

This information session describes who we are and what we do, and how the Employment Service program can help you find and keep a job!

Careers in the Trades – York Region (Dufferin Clark Library) | Wednesday, March 11 | 12:00 pm

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

Crash Course in Microsoft Word (Vaughan) | Friday, March 13 | 9:30 am

Learn the features of Microsoft word and PowerPoint–computer programs used in many workplaces. Presented by IT Phenom.

Careers in the Trades – Toronto (Toronto Public Library – Richview Branch) | Friday, March 13 | 12:00 pm

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

Budgeting (Richmond Hill) | Monday, March 16 | 9:30 am

Part 1 of the 6-week Financial Empowerment for Women Program. Learn to budget and track spending. Presented by the Women’s Centre of York Region. Open to Women of all ages.

Becoming a CPA (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, March 18 | 10:00 am

Learn how you can earn the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation — your ticket to career success. Presented by Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.
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