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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

Job search support for any age

Client:Samudri
Goal: Short-term goal of working in security
Challenge: Lack of credentials; discouragement due to age
Support offered: One-on-one coaching, resume and cover letter support

“Anybody searching for a job should attend VPI”

– Samudri, former job seeker

Situation

Samudri is a foreign trained professional with years of experience. After the end of a recent job contact, she was left without an income. To help her get her finances back on track, she set a short-term career goal of finding a job in the security industry.

She was having difficulty getting an interview due to her lack of industry experience and felt discouraged starting in a new industry at an older age.

Samudri came to VPI for help with her job search. She met with one of our expert Career Specialists encouraged her to sign up for security training and licensing. Samudri also attended a resume workshop where she learned to rework her resume to highlight relevant skills.

A few months after her first meeting, Samudri had successfully completed her security licensing test. With her new credentials, she attended a VPI job fair where a large security company was interviewing candidates.

Samudri participated in an on-the-spot interview and was hired.

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

Read the whole story

Situation

Samudri is a foreign trained professional with years of experience. After the end of a recent job contact, she was left without an income. To help her get her finances back on track, she set a short-term career goal of finding a job in the security industry.

She was having difficulty getting an interview due to her lack of industry experience and felt discouraged starting in a new industry at an older age.

Samudri came to VPI for help with her job search. She met with one of our expert Career Specialists encouraged her to sign up for security training and licensing. Samudri also attended a resume workshop where she learned to rework her resume to highlight relevant skills.

A few months after her first meeting, Samudri had successfully completed her security licensing test. With her new credentials, she attended a VPI job fair where a large security company was interviewing candidates.

Samudri participated in an on-the-spot interview and was hired.

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

Personal Support Workers

Wednesday, January 8 | 11:00 am
Positions: Personal Support Workers

Turning Your Passion into Profit

Wednesday, January 15 | 2:00 pm
Get tips and strategies from an expert on turning your idea into an online business.

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

Special Events

Turning Your Passion into Profit (Scarborough) | Wednesday, January 15 | 2:00 pm

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

Medication Administration Certification (Scarborough) | Friday, January 24 | 11:00 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.

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.
Workshops

Resume Building (Scarborough) | Tuesday, December 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, December 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, December 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, December 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, December 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, December 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.

Job Interviews (Scarborough) | Monday, December 30 | 2:00 pm

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, January 7 | 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, January 7 | 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, January 8 | 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.

Job Interviews (Scarborough) | Thursday, January 9 | 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, January 14 | 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, January 14 | 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 (Scarborough) | Thursday, January 16 | 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.

Networking (Scarborough) | Monday, January 20 | 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.

Resume Building (Scarborough) | Tuesday, January 21 | 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, January 21 | 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, January 22 | 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.

Job Interviews (Scarborough) | Thursday, January 23 | 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, January 28 | 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, January 28 | 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, January 29 | 10:00 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.
Nearby Events

Building Your Competitive Edge (Richmond Hill) | Monday, December 16 | 10:00 am

Learn to craft your job search with 15 proven strategies for career success. Presented by best-selling author Murali Murthy.

Info Session: Employment Service (North York Public Library) | Wednesday, December 18 | 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 (Richmond Hill Employment and Social Services) | Thursday, December 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!

Crash Course in Excel Part 2 (Vaughan) | Friday, December 20 | 12:00 pm

Learn the functions, formulas, and features of Excel. Participants must bring their own laptop. Presented by IT Phenom.

Info Session: Employment Service (Yorkgate Employment And Social Services) | Tuesday, January 7 | 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, January 8 | 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!

How to Apply for City Positions (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, January 8 | 2:00 pm

Learn how to make your application stand out when applying for jobs with the City of Toronto.

How To Apply as a Mature Student (Richmond Hill) | Wednesday, January 15 | 2:00 pm

Find out what you need to apply for college programs as a mature student. Presented by Seneca College.

Info Session: Employment Service (Richmond Hill Employment and Social Services) | Thursday, January 16 | 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!

Crash Course in Microsoft Word (Vaughan) | Monday, January 20 | 9:30 am

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

Info Session: Employment Service (North York Public Library) | Wednesday, January 22 | 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!

Guest Speaker: Crash Course in Excel (Vaughan) | Monday, January 27 | 1:00 pm

Learn the basic functions, formulas, and features of Excel–a computer program used in many workplaces. Presented by IT Phenom.
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