(North Bay, ON March 30, 2021) – A three-day virtual workshop series hosted by the Nipissing Mental Health Housing and Support Services Employment Centre aims to give job seekers the skills they need to succeed in the digital age.
The sessions will be offered from April 14-16. They are open to participants 16 years of age and older who are interested in learning how to use technology and manage their online presence to attract employer attention and land a position.
“Searching and applying for jobs have come a long way from the days when people would mail or hand-deliver their resumés to prospective employers,” said John Bowcott, Director of Peer Support Service. “Nowadays, most job searches and job recruitment are done electronically.”
The presentations will be led by Shyanne Reid, who is completing degrees in social work and social welfare at Nipissing University.
“Shyanne has been working with our Employment Centre staff over this academic year while on a virtual placement,” Bowcott explained. “She has been a valued addition to the Employment Centre, helping to grow its social media presence and developing this online event.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the job search landscape in many ways, not to mention made the job market much more challenging and competitive, observed Alanah Swietek, an Employment Support Specialist.
“Our hope is that this workshop series gives job seekers the knowledge and confidence they need as they enter the labour force,” Swietek said.
“We like to work closely with our clients to help them navigate all aspects of their job search,” added Diane Market, an Employment Support Specialist. “This workshop series will give job seekers additional skills.”
There is a maximum of 15 spots available. Access to a computer, tablet or smartphone is required. The deadline to register is April 13. For more information or to register, contact Michelle Labreche at 705-476-4088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nipissing Mental Health Housing and Support Services Employment Centre provides comprehensive employment assistance to individuals experiencing barriers because of mental health and/or addiction challenges. It offers job readiness skills training, job search assistance, development placements, community referrals and other services as well as a Resource Centre with computer workstations, assistive devices, access to labour market information and 1:1 assistance. (The Resource Centre is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.) The NMHHSS Employment Centre is an Employment Ontario sponsored program, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour Training and Skills Development.
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