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April 2021

Customer Service Excellence | Virtual | 10 am

April 15 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual, 2600 Skymark Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Free

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.

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Apprenticeships | Virtual | 10 am

April 16 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual, 2600 Skymark Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Free
Apprenticeships

What can you expect from a career in the skilled trades? How long does an apprenticeship take to complete, and how much money will it cost you? This info-session offers basic information about beginning a career as an apprentice.

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Occupational Research | Virtual | 10 am

April 16 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual, 2600 Skymark Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Free
Occupational Research

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.

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Disclosure of Disabilities | Virtual | 1 pm

April 16 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual, 2600 Skymark Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Free
Disclosure of Disability

Does anxiety “count” as a workplace disability? When should an employee reveal a disability to the boss, and what are the boss's responsibilities in return? Many workers with disabilities don't fully understand their workplace rights; this course offers insight into the nature of disabilities, as well as suggestions for disclosing your medical information to a potential employer.

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Conflict Resolution | Virtual | 10 am

April 19 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Virtual, 2600 Skymark Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Free
Conflict Resolution

Conflicts are bound to happen—they're a normal part of life. But they can be healthy or unhealthy, constructive or destructive, depending on how you approach them. In this course, you'll learn how to slow down and make the most out of conflicts through nonviolent communication techniques.

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Networking | Virtual | 10 am

April 19 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Virtual, 2600 Skymark Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Free

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.

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Continuing Education with Contact North | 10 am

April 20 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Virtual, 2600 Skymark Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Free

Find out about the online professional and career development courses available through Contact North.

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Transferable Skills & Accomplishments | Virtual | 10 am

April 20 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Virtual, 2600 Skymark Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Free
Self-Assessment Part 2

What is the next step in your work life? Your past work experiences are specific, but the skills you draw from them offer you flexibility. Chances are, you have more skills than you think! Take this workshop to identify your skills, strengths, and past accomplishments—and learn how to 'pitch' them to potential employers.

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Workplace Essential Skills | Virtual | 10 am

April 20 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual, 2600 Skymark Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Free
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What percentage of 230 is 43, and how do you find out? How do you compose a project proposal, and then how do you give a great presentation on it? Some workplace skills are so common as to be almost universal, including basic math, literacy, computer use, and others. This workshop is a great way to check in with those skills to see where your strengths lie—and what you could use work on.

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Info Session: Tech Training with NPower Canada | Virtual Event | 1 pm

April 20 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual, 2600 Skymark Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Free
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Find out about free technical skills training programs offered by NPower Canada for youth between 17-30 years old.

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Resume Building | Virtual | 10 am

April 21 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual, 2600 Skymark Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Free

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.

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Virtual Hiring Event: Maple Leaf Foods

April 21 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual, 2600 Skymark Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Free
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Virtual interviews for: General Labourers, Skilled Labourers, Semi-Skilled Labourers

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Job Interviews | Virtual | 1 pm

April 21 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual, 2600 Skymark Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Free
Job Interviews

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.

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Critical Thinking | Virtual | 10 am

April 22 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Virtual, 2600 Skymark Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Free

What is Critical Thinking? Why is it important for us to have this skill? What is a sound reality based argument? How do you identify bias in arguments? Join us in this workshop where we talk about lessons and strategies for developing thinking that is unbiased, well-founded, and fully engaged.

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Careers as a Live Event Technician | Virtual | 2 pm

April 22 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual, 2600 Skymark Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Free

Do you enjoy working behind the scenes? Find out about a career as a Live Event Technician. Presented in partnership with Metalworks institute.

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Occupational Research | Virtual | 10 am

April 23 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual, 2600 Skymark Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Free
Occupational Research

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.

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Disclosure of Disabilities | Virtual | 1 pm

April 23 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual, 2600 Skymark Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Free
Disclosure of Disability

Does anxiety “count” as a workplace disability? When should an employee reveal a disability to the boss, and what are the boss's responsibilities in return? Many workers with disabilities don't fully understand their workplace rights; this course offers insight into the nature of disabilities, as well as suggestions for disclosing your medical information to a potential employer.

Find out more »

Networking | Virtual | 10 am

April 26 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Virtual, 2600 Skymark Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Free

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.

Find out more »

Transferable Skills & Accomplishments | Virtual | 10 am

April 27 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Virtual, 2600 Skymark Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Free
Self-Assessment Part 2

What is the next step in your work life? Your past work experiences are specific, but the skills you draw from them offer you flexibility. Chances are, you have more skills than you think! Take this workshop to identify your skills, strengths, and past accomplishments—and learn how to 'pitch' them to potential employers.

Find out more »

Resume Building | Virtual | 10 am

April 28 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual, 2600 Skymark Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Free

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.

Find out more »

Job Interviews | Virtual | 1 pm

April 28 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual, 2600 Skymark Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Free
Job Interviews

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.

Find out more »

Info Session: ACE and GED programs | Virtual | 1:30 pm

April 29 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual, 2600 Skymark Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Free

Find out about local programs to help you attain your high school equivalency. Presented in partnership with Adult Learning North Halton.

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Occupational Research | Virtual | 10 am

April 30 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual, 2600 Skymark Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Free
Occupational Research

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.

Find out more »

Disclosure of Disabilities | Virtual | 1 pm

April 30 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual, 2600 Skymark Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Free
Disclosure of Disability

Does anxiety “count” as a workplace disability? When should an employee reveal a disability to the boss, and what are the boss's responsibilities in return? Many workers with disabilities don't fully understand their workplace rights; this course offers insight into the nature of disabilities, as well as suggestions for disclosing your medical information to a potential employer.

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