How to Find - Employment, Apprenticeship, Training and Literacy Programs
|Record #: BTN4999||Last Full Update: 23 May 2017|
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|Public Comments||For full list of "How to Find" records on different topics, see here|
|Legal Status||(50) Non Profit|
|Description and Service Details|
|Description (Service)||Overview of programs ranging from basic education and literacy to workforce preparation, career training and job search assistance programs, and directs to other related records in this database.
ADULT LITERACY & BASIC EDUCATION
Reading, writing, speaking, communication, computation and/or problem solving skills:
1. For adults who cannot read or write at a functional level) see Adult Literacy Programs here
2. To strengthen functional skills in these areas see Adult Basic Education programs here
1. Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
* to complete at locations in Halton, see here
* to complete by distance education, see Independent Learning Centre here
2. General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
Allows adults who did not complete a formal high school program to demonstrate high-school level knowledge and skills:
* GED testing is provided only by the Independent Learning Centre, see here
* preparation materials and centres are shown on Independent Learning Centre website here
PREPARING & TRAINING FOR THE WORKFORCE
Prevocational Training (for people with disabilities, including mental health issues)
Instruction and/or counselling to develop:
* physical and emotional tolerance for work demands and pressures
* personal-social behaviours
* basic manual, academic and communications skills needed to acquire basic job skills
* see Prevocational Training programs here.
Career Awareness and Counselling
* Career Awareness (provides information and data about various industries and professions): see here
* Career Counselling (provides information and guidance in evaluating aptitude, abilities and interests, to choose a vocation or career and select the type of training): see here.
Tests skills, abilities, interests, personality traits and other attributes for success in different occupational areas or specific positions
* may include programs that allow people to try out jobs for short periods of time to see if there's a 'fit' and, for people with disabilities, determine what supports might be needed to succeed if hired.
* for programs see here
* Vocational education: see here
* On the job training: see here
* Computer and related technology classes: see here
Work Experience/Internship Programs
* Work experience programs: see here
* Internship programs: see here
* Apprenticeship preparation, see here
* Apprenticeship training, see here
Job training expense assistance
Financial assistance or loans to help people pay for tuition, books, living expenses, transportation, disability supports, assistance in caring for dependents etc.
* for programs see here
Provides skills in preparing a resume, job application letters/questionnaires, answering job ads and taking employment tests, tips on appropriate dress, personal appearance and interview techniques, etc.)
* for programs, see here
Comprehensive Job Assistance Centres
One-stop centres that may include job counselling, testing and assessment, pre-job guidance, job matching and referral, labour market and career information, information on financial aid for education and training, and referral for job training, transportation, child care, personal and financial counselling, etc.
* for programs, see here
Specialized Job Assistance Centres:
1. Indigenous employment programs, see here
2. Disability-related programs:
* Comprehensive disability-related programs: see here.
* Supported employment (job coach works side-by-side with client in workplace): see here.
* Centre-based employment (separate and supported work centres for those with disabilities): see here.
3. Vocational rehabilitation (for people with disabilities, emotional problems or history of substance abuse): see here
4. Ex-offender employment programs: see here
5. Immigrant/refugee employment programs: see here
6. Summer employment programs: see here
7. Youth employment programs: see here
|Hours||Contact organization for information|
|Areas Served||Halton Region|
|Eligibility||See each program above|
|Application||See each program above|
|Fees||See each program above|
|Located In Community||Halton Region|
|Physical Access||Unknown - each location varies, call for details|
|Categories and Classification|
|Service Categories||Adult Basic Education ; Adult High School Diploma Programs ; Adult Literacy Programs ; Apprenticeship Preparation ; Apprenticeship Training ; Career Awareness ; Career Counselling ; Comprehensive Disability Related Employment Programs ; Comprehensive Job Assistance Centres ; Computer and Related Technology Classes ; Disability Related Centre Based Employment ; Ex-Offender Employment Programs ; GED/High School Equivalency Test Sites ; Immigrant/Refugee Employment Programs ; Indigenous Employment Programs ; Internship Programs ; Job Training Expense Assistance ; On the Job Training ; Prejob Guidance ; Prevocational Training ; Summer Employment ; Supported Employment ; Vocational Assessment ; Vocational Education ; Vocational Rehabilitation ; Work Experience ; Youth Employment Programs|