Announcements

Leadership Training Workshop – Fund Development through Innovative Approaches

– Hosted by the Action for Healthy Communities(AHC)

 

Become an effective, visionary and successful leader by developing your strategic leadership skills.

When: Thursday, November 22, 2018 from 5:30 to 8 pm

Where: Action for Healthy Communities, #100, 10578 113 Street, Edmonton (refreshments will be provided)

Presenter: Debbie Hagman, Community Development Officer, Alberta Culture and Tourism

You will receive a “Proof of Completion” certificate once you complete the four sessions of leadership training. This program is free but needs pre-registration in order to get the training materials.

To register, please call Maria at 780-944-4687 ext. 223. For more information about the services and programs offered by AHC,  please click here.

 

Webinar: Linkedin to Your Next Job

– Hosted by the ASSIST Community Services Centre

 

Did you know that 94% of Recruiters use Likedin fro recruiting? Do you know how to use Linkedin for job-hunting? Join our webinar and learn some basic skills in using Linkedin.

When: Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 1 to 2 pm

You will learn:

  • importance of Linkedin
  • various functions
  • techniques of creating attractive profiles
  • strategies of approaching recruiters
  • ways of searching for job opportunities
  • methods of building up your networks

Please bring your Permanent Resident Card or Confirmation of Permanent Residency in Canada, Work permit for Live-in caregiver. This is a free event but registration is required. For registration, please contact Laurette Lee at 780-429-3111 ext. 330. For more information about the services and programs offered by ASSIST,  please click here.

 

Careers in Insurance Industry

– Launch your career as a professional financial advisor

 

You could be eligible to be a part of free professional Insurance agent training program and achieve level 1 & level 2 Insurance Licensing offered by Ballad Consulting. ASSIST presents the unique opportunity to network with professionals from RBC Insurance, Freedom 55 Financial and Primerica presenting part time, full time jobs and Self Employment opportunities. Please join ASSIST for afternoon filled with information.

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 1 to 3 pm
Where: ASSIST Downtown Office, 9649 105A Avenue, Edmonton

Topics include:

  • insurance licensing exam and training
  • current job opportunities
  • success stories by professionals
  • job requirements and key skills

Please bring your Permanent Resident Card or Confirmation of Permanent Residency in Canada, Work permit for Live-in caregiver. This is a free event but registration is required. For registration, please contact Jaswinder Kaur at 780-429-3111 ext. 316. For more information about the services and programs offered by ASSIST,  please click here.

 

Learn 2 Earn Youth Program

 

It is a program for youth between the ages 15 -30 years, who has barriers to employment, including newcomers or youth that are finding difficult to find employment. This program is offered by EmployAbilities, and funded by the Government of Canada.

The program is for 8 weeks in the classroom. Students learn various job skills such as Canadian work culture, résumé writing, interview skills, meeting potential employers face to face to mention a few; and 12 weeks of work experience. Students completing the 8 weeks will receive the following certificates:

  • Computer Training
  • Inventory Control
  • Food Safety Level II & ProServe (as needed)
  • Service Best
  • Standard First Aid & CPR
  • WHMIS
  • Warehouse Safety Essentials
  • Forklift
  • OSSA Fall Protection

All eligible students will receive a living allowance, while they are in training. Which is $ 15.00 per hours for 6 hours a day. The training is from Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Program Start Date: December 10th, 2018

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Chandra at 780-423-4106 or [email protected]

For more information about the services and programs offered by EmployAbilities,  please click here.

 

The online tool – AgriJobMatch

AgriJobMatch is a national job board which compiles thousands of agricultural job postings from across Canada for “one-stop job shopping.” The goals of AgriJobMatch are to assist in making the hiring process faster and easier while also improving upon the pairing of the right person with the right job.

For job seekers, AgriJobMatch:

  • is free to use;
  • easily searches agriculture jobs from across Canada;
  • offers the creation and management of resumes;
  • tracks applications and invitations;
  • creates a customized profile to find agricultural jobs that best match your interests; and
  • allows employers to send you invitations to apply for jobs that match your profile.

For employers, AgriJobMatch:

  • is free to register;
  • allows you to add job postings ($199 standard job posting fee is waived until April 2017);
  • provides a hiring kit option which includes sample job descriptions, job advertisements, and interview guides; and
  • matches and invites job seekers to your job postings based on their profiles.
  • The enrollment process for job seekers will take approximately 10 minutes.

Check out the job matching tool for yourself at www.agrijobmatch.ca now!

 

Global Logistics Management Professional Development Certificate and Courses

The Supply Chain Management Association Alberta (SCMA AB), in association with MacEwan University School of Continuing Education, offers this advanced, comprehensive series of courses to meet the emerging needs of the global supply chain industry.Through case-based, problem-solving activities, you will have the opportunity to apply high level, analytical reasoning to examine different solutions to purchasing and transportation logistics, advanced sourcing, and integrated business systems in different domestic and international settings to achieve a stronger presence in the global marketplace.

Course Details

This certificate consists of eight courses and 126 instructional hours.

  1. Advanced Supply Chain Management (21 hours)
  2. Logistics Infrastructure (14 hours)
  3. International Trade and Logistics (14 hours)
  4. Transportation Management (14 hours)
  5. Advanced Global Sourcing (21 hours)
  6. Production and Inventory Control I (14 hours)
  7. Supply Chain Risk Management (14 hours)
  8. Warehousing and Materials Handling (14 hours)

The courses can be taken individually. Complete all eight to receive your Global Logisitcs Management Certificate.

All completed courses will be eligible for Continuing Education (CE) credit hours and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points through SMCA AB.

The courses are designed for professionals, with broad business knowledge and experience in Supply Chain Management, wishing to enhance their career growth, develop in-depth knowledge and specialized skills in Global Logistics.

For more information, please click here.

To know more about this certificate program, Contact 780-497-5207 or [email protected]

 

Constructing Futures

We are pleased to share information on EMCN’s newest occupational skills training program called Constructing Futures: a 6-month program that provides essential workplace skills and access to the labour market for unemployed, or underemployed immigrants with recognized degrees from an international institution and work experience in the construction field, who want to pursue careers in construction project management within Canada.

Program Description and Goals:

The program provides 18 weeks of full-time employment preparation skills training to participants and an 8-week full-time practicum with an Edmonton employer in the construction industry. Participants will build their skills in effective Canadian business communication, English language for the construction industry, Canadian workplace culture, workplace safety, use of computers and social media, employment standards and employment readiness. These elements will be instructed in partnership with Enbridge Pipelines. In addition, participants will complete Project Management courses with the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and will obtain an industry recognized Certificate in Project Leadership.

Participant Selection:

  1. be a graduate of a recognized degree program from an international institution and have work experience in the construction field;
  1. have a minimum Canadian Language Benchmarks for Academics (CLBA) score of 6 in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing;
  1. be an Alberta resident, and submit immigration status documents;
  1. be unemployed, underemployed; or receiving Employment Insurance (EI);
  1. demonstrate readiness, willingness, and ability to complete the full 6 months of programming;
  1. submit and pass a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) assessment to appraise technical and project management background and submit documented evidence;
  1. pass an interview with a panel of trustees that includes representatives from NAIT, the project management industry, and Constructing Futures programming.

Please note: the application process is competitive. Applying for the program does not guarantee acceptance.

Where: Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN), 8914 – 118 Avenue, Edmonton

REGISTER to attend a free information session by sending an email to: [email protected] or contact 780-421-7400.

 

Engineers’ and Technologists’ Integration Program

We are pleased to share information on EMCN’s occupational skills training program called Engineers’ and Technologists’ Integration Program (ETIP). This unique bridging program is designed for internationally educated engineers who want to work in their field of expertise in Alberta.

Program Description and Goals:

The main objective of the ETIP is to develop the participants’ engineering business communication proficiency, enhance their previously learned technological knowledge and skills to Canadian standards, and gain Canadian accreditation. Upon completion of the program, graduates are recognized by the Association of Science and Engineering Technologist Professionals of Alberta (ASET) with a professional designation.
This program enables participants to:

  • develop occupation specific language skills in the areas of technical communication, presentations, pronunciation and technical writing
  • “Canadianize” their engineering knowledge through discipline specific up-to-date technical training at the NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology)
  • develop computing skills relevant to their discipline
  • increase understanding of the Canadian engineering workplace culture and employers’ expectations
  • enhance their professional employment prospects in Canada through job search strategies and networking

Participant Selection:

In order to be considered for the program, applicants must:

  1. be a graduate of a recognized Engineering Degree program from outside Canada and have experience in the engineering field;
  2. submit and pass a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) assessment administered by ASET to appraise the applicant’s technological background and submit documented evidence
  3. have a minimum Canadian Language Benchmarks for Academics (CLBA) score of 6 in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing;
  4. be an Alberta resident, and submit immigration status documents – a PR card, IMM5292 or recent Canadian Citizenship card;
  5. be unemployed, underemployed; or receiving Employment Insurance (EI);
  6. demonstrate readiness, willingness, and ability to complete the full 11 months of programming;
  7. pass an interview with a panel of trustees that includes a Department Head from NAIT, the representative of ASET, and the ETIP Program representative(s) and may include an industry representative

Please note: this is a competitive process; applying for the program does not necessarily mean you will be selected.

Where: Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN), 8914 – 118 Avenue, Edmonton

REGISTER to attend a free information session by sending an email to: [email protected] or contact 780-421-7400.

 

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