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Essential Skills for the WorkPlace

Essential Skills for the WorkPlace (ESWP)

This is a continuous intake (open-entry) program.  Apply on the program link below.

Essential Skills for the WorkPlace (ESWP) programs provide adults an opportunity to improve their academic skills as well as work towards providing the skills and training to help them find employment in our region. The program incorporates academics, personal management skills, interpersonal skills, and job readiness, career search skills and resume writing.

Program participants will have an opportunity to participate in a skills training program, but also to improve their job readiness skills. Skill training opportunities will differ by location.

Each participant will also be given a minimum of 60 hours of job shadowing and work placement hours to build work related skills, create connections to regional employers and provide valuable references for their resume.


Applicants should be unemployed or working casually and be willing to participate in job shadowing and work placements.

Preference will be given to applicants with low levels of formal education and applicants whose education levels and/or skills have been a barrier to finding successful employment.

All potential participants must participate in an intake process. Ability to provide transcripts and other documentation of previous training would be an asset.

Books & Supplies: Basic materials are supplied.

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