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Many of our readers and Tinig Pinoy Radio listeners are interested to learn more

Here is our interview with Gemma Follini, Ontario Facilitator, Job Search Strategies, SOPA (Settlement Online Pre-Arrival) at World Skills Employment Centre. I hope you will find wealth of information here.

1.      What is the name of your organization?

 World Skills Employment Centre is an award winning leader in the support and promotion of newcomer talent.

Founded as a settlement service in 1997 by Local Agencies Serving Immigrants (LASI), World Skills now helps thousands of immigrants to integrate into the local labour market through language training, cultural competency building, and job search support.

With access to the largest database of talent from around the world, we also help hundreds of local employers to source, recruit, and pre-screen internationally trained individuals for a variety of positions within the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors.

2.      What services do you offer? 

World Skills Employment Centre offers:

 

JOB SEARCH SUPPORT

          Employability Skills Assessment

          Career Exploration

          Sector Specific Information and Training

          Interview and Resume Coaching

          Networking and Social Media Training

          Business Etiquette Coaching

          Cross Cultural Training

 

WORKPLACE LANGUAGE TRAINING PROGRAMS

          Office Administration

          Business Writing and Oral Communication

          Entrepreneurship

 

ACCESS TO EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

          Job Matching

          Targeted Recruitment Events

          Corporate Mentorship

          Federal Internship for Newcomers Program (FINP)

          Employer Coaching Events

          Non-Profit Employer Engagement Project (New)

 

3.      Who should benefit your services?

 

World Skills has helped more than 20,000 immigrants establish their careers in Canada. Building on your international education and experience, our free services help you integrate and succeed in Canada.

      4. Do you have other resources for those who wish to come and work in Canada?

 

SETTLEMENT ONLINE PRE-ARRIVAL SERVICES

          Pre-arrival Orientation and Preparation

          Job Search Strategies

          Workplace Culture and Communication Support

 

4.      Do you have resources/information to share to Filipinos in Canada?

 

For current resources on what might be available for Filipinos particularly in Ottawa, please visit World Skills Employment Centre website at : http://ottawa-worldskills.org

 

         5. How to reach you?

 

Accessing our services starts with a personalized assessment of your education, experience and goals. 

To schedule an appointment please call 613-233-0453 ext. 300 or email ws@ottawa-worldskills.org.

 

 

 

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