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11
NOV
2016

Next in November: Skilled Trades Information Night

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In support of the demand for local Skilled Trades workers in Home Renovation, Electrical and Machining/ Millwright sectors the Centre for Skilled Trades is hosting a Skilled Trades Information Night on Tuesday November 29th at 7:00 p.m.   Learn about our training programs,...
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16
AUG
2016

Come See Our New Location

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The Centre’s Employment Services and ESL and Immigrant Services have moved to a new location in Burlington, effective June 27, 2016. New location: 3350 South Service Road, Burlington   Services at 3350 South Service Road: Employment Services ESL, LINC and ELT classes...
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26
JUL
2016

Centre sites closed Monday, August 1. Employment Services available in Clarkson.

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Some Centre locations will be closed Monday,  August 1, for the Civic Holiday. Employment Services will be available at our Clarkson location on Monday, August 1. Have a great long weekend!
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resume tips
26
MAY
2016

Five Strategies for Beating Applicant Tracking Software

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If you’ve ever applied to a job by submitting your résumé online, there is a good chance that it passed through an applicant tracking system (ATS). Recruiters use ATS to help quickly evaluate candidates for jobs. The ATS will scan your résumé for completeness and give a score...
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youth employment support
24
MAY
2016

New job Support for 15-29 Years of Age

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Young job seekers can access free support to find part-time or full-time employment. “With the summer job market gearing up, this is a great opportunity to look for work,” said Kristin Grougrou, one of two new Youth Specialists at The Centre for Skills Development & Training....
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21
MAR
2016

Career Transitions For Experienced Workers

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Canadians are living longer and healthier lives than ever before.  This means that most of us can expect to be able to keep working well into our sixties and beyond. Because adults in mid-life can work longer, it can be expected that most will face a career transition.  People...
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18
FEB
2016

Older and Looking for Work? Strategies to Age-Proof Your Job Search

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The recent film ‘The Intern’ depicted the story of a retired widower in his 70s, played by Robert De Niro, who returns to work as a senior citizen intern at a tech start-up. This movie highlights a scenario that is playing out more and more in the world of work. Whether out of...
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Job Search Tips
11
JAN
2016

New Year, New Career – 5 tips for maximizing your job search

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1. Make a plan. Organize your job search and avoid wasting time by coming up with a plan that outlines goals you want to achieve in your job search and when they need to be completed. Stay focused by including specific goals such as ‘apply to 5 jobs this week’, or ‘make 10 cold...
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09
DEC
2015

Employment Services Extends Reach Into the Community

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BURLINGTON, Ont. – The Centre for Skills Development & Training (The Centre) has partnered with Open Doors – the outreach ministry of St. Christopher’s Church at 662 Guelph Line to provide free, on-site employment support. Operating as a pilot project, people looking for...
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re-entering the workforce
23
NOV
2015

Stay-At-Home Parents: Six Strategies for Re-entering the Workforce

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Congratulations on your decision to return to the workforce! Now what do you do? If you have been a stay-at-home parent for a while, the prospect of returning to work can be both exciting and scary. Whether you are planning to start fresh in a new career or go back to your...
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