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 developing Social Confidence. The last four weeks are spent developing Workplace Confidence.

Social & Workplace Confidence

The 14 weeks are spent gaining Social Confidence and Workplace Confidence in the areas of: 

  • Effective Communications
  • Social & Self-Awareness
  • Social Thinking and Self-Monitoring
  • Workplace Sensitivity
  • Social Intelligence
  • Self-assessments in Identifying interests, values, strengths, Skills & Job Matching
  • Employer Expectations & Entering the Workforce

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 the “Ways to Work” program.

Mini workshops in Job Search Central include, but are not limited to exploring such areas as:

  • Interview Practice Follow-Up Letter assistance
  • Portfolio Building: Resume, Cover Letter and application creation
  • Workplace Expectations
  • SMARTJob Search Process
  • LinkedIn and My Blueprint
  • Covid Cleaning Protocols and Practice
  • 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 in 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.


Please contact Lisa Magee at (506) 634-6888 ext. 134, Lisa.Magee@keyindustries.ca or Cathy Patterson (506) 634-6888 ext. 133 Cathy.Patterson@keyindustries.ca for additional information.


You can also fill out and send our Program Referral Form.



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 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.