Conestoga news

February 5, 2004 1:44 PM

Employment Readiness Program Offers Key Skills

For qualified individuals seeking essential skills to prepare for employment or practical training, Conestoga College will be offering a tuition-free ten-week program beginning on March 1 at its Waterloo campus.

Employment/Training Readiness (E/TR) is a daytime, weekday opportunity for students to work closely, in individual and group activities, with highly qualified, experienced faculty in a number of preparatory areas - assessment of academic skills, introductory use of computers, strategies for employment and career planning, personal/life skills management and job shadowing experience.

The aim is to build knowledge and confidence in participants, who learn to apply problem-solving skills related to making realistic life decisions, setting goals and creating plans of action.

Also included is the development of useful communications and mathematics skills.

Those wishing to enrol in the E/TR program must be at least 19 years old, must participate in a program suitability interview and must have English-language skills appropriate to program content.

Conestoga College will conduct a free community information session about the E/TR program on Thursday, February 19. The session begins at 1 p.m. at the Employment Resource Centre, 2nd Floor, 235 King St. E. in Kitchener.

To register for the information session and to obtain more information about Employment/Training Readiness, contact Conestoga College at 519-748-5220, ext. 3656.

CONTACT: Ann Ashberry, 519-885-0300, ext. 229,