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Training Sessions

We offer a wide range of career development training sessions and workshops year-round. Take the next step in your journey!

Select one of the categories of training workshops we have and easily register for any event, for FREE.

Considering Career Options

For those beginning to explore career options, including entrepreneurship, these sessions offer a great starting point. Explore what makes you unique and how that knowledge can help you chose a rewarding career or learn how to navigate the journey from ‘business idea’ to ‘entrepreneurship’.

Exploring Career Options - Part 1

This is the first of two sessions which are intended to assist you in making effective career choices. In this session, you will assess your aptitudes, interests, personality and values to best explore your next career path.

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Exploring Career Options - Part 2

This session is the second of two which are intended to assist you in making effective career decisions. Using credible labour market websites, you will explore job descriptions, education requirements, wages, demand and more. Then you will create an action plan to keep you moving forward.

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Entrepreneurship Gateway

This information session serves as an introduction to entrepreneurship programs and resources in Oxford County. This session is available to participants of all ages, but is a requirement for young entrepreneurs completing the Starter Company program. Come share your business idea and get more information on what supports are available to you on your journey to becoming an entrepreneur.

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Moving Forward in Your Job Search

Are you ready to move from career exploration to action? We offer a variety of practical, hands-on sessions to help you with resume writing, networking and interviewing. Learn how to market yourself in a way that employers will notice.

What do you have to offer?

This session is your opportunity to identify your key strengths so that you can create a great resume, and effectively sell yourself during interviews and networking opportunities while taking the time to think about your strengths and determining why you are good at what you do. This workshop helps create a valuable foundation for your job search.

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Networking and Making Connections

Don’t just wait for a job opportunity to arise… network! In this session, you will create a powerful introduction and learn effective ways to make connections with employers. Find out how to access the hidden job market and gain access to the 85% of jobs that are never advertised.

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Interview Preparation - Step 1

Learn how to best prepare for the job interview including everything from mental preparation to matching your skills to the job requirements and preparing for the most commonly asked interview questions.

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Interview Preparation - Step 2

This is your opportunity to practise effective responses to the ten most commonly asked interview questions. Use the power words that sell you best.

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Creating Resumes with Impact

Does your resume have what it takes? Change your resume from “good” to “great” in this session. You will critique your resume based on the top ten resume mistakes identified by employers and create impact statements to make your resume stand out.

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Targeting Your Cover Letter

In this session, you will learn how to use the internet to research a potential employer, identify their needs and create a targeted cover letter that catches their attention. Then practice emailing your job application and attachments.

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Job Specific Training

Gain the skills that employers are seeking through a variety of job-specific training sessions. Stand out from the competition by upgrading or adding a new skill to your range of experience.

Confined Space Awareness

Learn how to become aware of and take reasonable precautions when working around confined spaces with the Confined Space Awareness training program. Earn your CSA Certificate.

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Fall Protection Awareness

Learn how to be safe when working at heights using the Fall Protection Awareness training program.

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Safety in the Workplace

Learn how to be safe in the workplace by identifying hazards, understanding safety laws and preparing to work safely.

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WHMIS - Hazardous materials in the workplaces

This session will help you to increase your awareness of the WHMIS classification system and how to protect yourself while at work. Complete a quiz and earn a certificate of competency.

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Customer Service is an essential part of any workplace

During this training, you will learn how to provide professional service that is customer centric and develop strategies to ensure continued client satisfaction.

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Smart Serve

Smart serve training teaches you how to protect yourself from liability by understanding your responsibilities under the Liquor Licence Act. Earn your Smart Serve Certificate.

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Food Safety Training

On-line training program, participants will complete 13 training modules aimed to improve knowledge of safe food handling practices and earn a widely recognized Basic Safe Food Handler Certificate (good for 5 years).

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Handling Cash on the Job

Learn and practice effective methods for handling cash transactions on the job. Open, operate and balance a cash register while providing efficient, courteous and accurate customer service.

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Foundation Building for Job Success

Employment success rests on a foundation of many different skills, not just job-specific preparation. We offer practical sessions that can help you better manage personal finances, understand basic computer use, and improve literacy.

Everyday Banking & Money Management

Learn how everyday banking advice can help you reach your financial goals and help you take control of debt, making credit work for you rather than against you. Through 4 areas of advice we will show you how taking a few simple actions can save you money and put you further along the path to achieving your goals. Presented in partnership with RBC.

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Adult Literacy & Essential Skills Program

This program is designed to help adult’s improve their reading, writing, and computer skills in a “small group” setting. You should find this small computer class interesting and helpful. The teaching materials guide you step by step through each exercise. This is a very user friendly program that allows you to learn at your own pace.

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Job Search Café

Come in prepared with goals on what you would like to accomplish. Take advantage of this welcoming environment and the opportunity to receive individualized job search support.