Ways to Work
The “Ways to Work” Program is a unique and innovative workplace program that offers social skills training for employability. Although anyone can benefit from enhanced social skills training for the workplace, over 90% of the participants coming through “Ways to Work” live with social anxiety or some social awkwardness and could benefit from the skills learned in this program. We assist individuals who have never been employed and/or have difficulty securing and maintaining employment.
We use a variety of visuals, videos, experiential, team building activities and humour to accommodate all learning styles. Building confidence and self‐esteem in a safe environment are vital to the success of this program.
The 14-week portion of this program is limited to a maximum of 13 participants. It runs Monday through Thursday from 9:00 until 2:15 and every Friday until noon. Newly referred participants spend the first ten weeks in the developing Social Confidence. The last four weeks are spent developing Workplace Confidence.
Job Search Central offers additional employment transitioning assistance to all past participants of “Ways to Work” and is in operation year round. Job Search Central is available for support with career portfolio development, resume and cover letters, interview skills and employer connections. It also offers workplace experience and mentoring at Key Industries or onsite with a community employer. It is accessible by appointment through any of our Employment Specialists or Facilitators.
To participate in Job Search Central, you must first complete the 14-week portion of “Ways to Work” program.
Social & Workplace Confidence
The 14 weeks are spent gaining Social Confidence and Workplace Confidence in the areas of:
- Effective Communications
- Social & Self-Awareness
- Workplace Sensitivity
- Social Intelligence
- Identifying Skills & Job Matching
- Job Searches, Employer Expectations & Entering the Workforce
Mini workshops in Job Search Central include, but are not limited to exploring such areas as:
- Interview Practice
- Resume, Cover Letter and Follow-Up Letter assistance
- Workplace Expectations
- Career Cruising
- Techno Tuesday (a new mini workshop offered once or twice per month, designed to introduce assistive technologies to those employees seeking training in using their electronic devices on-the-job)
- Additional mini workshops in other areas as needed
Job Search Central and our mini workshops are offered year round and serve all past participants of the “Ways to Work” program based on their individual needs. Please call us to book your spot.
Who Can Participate?
Individuals over the age of 18, who are unemployed, under-employed or are on-the-job and/or those who require significant assistance with social employability skills may participate the “Ways to Work”
program. Any person living with an intellectual, learning, sensory, mental health, physical or social disability that prevents them from obtaining and maintaining employment, with a strong desire and motivation to succeed in the workplace, is invited to participate in this workplace transitional program. All participants must be case-managed through Post-Secondary Education Training and Labour, Social Development or a provincially funded Employment Agency to be eligible for participation.
Funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick through the Canada-New Brunswick Labour Market Agreements/
Financé par le gouvernement du Canada et la province du Nouveau-Brunswick dans le cadre des Ententes Canada/Nouveau-Brunswick sur le marché du travail.