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In response to a shortage of personal support workers (PSW) in Ontario, the Southwest Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) has named Conestoga among four colleges to receive a financial boost to encourage enrolment in the PSW program.
The Making Cent$ of Abilities Coalition is a partnership focused on providing businesses and organizations with an opportunity to tap into a larger hiring pool by providing resources to hire and retain people with disabilities. This coalition will…
There is an increasing demand for talent in the hotel industry. With that in mind Conestoga College is offering a free training program designed to meet that need.
In 6 weeks, participants will obtain
industry-specific certifications and develop the skills required for customer service in hospitality positions.
NPAAMB has a new program for Indigenous youth that are interested in developing their employability and life skills through culture-based training. The Oyà:na Pre-Employment Training Program runs for a duration of 11-weeks and is offered in all 5 of the NPAAMB catchment areas (Hamilton, Brantford, Kitchener-Waterloo, St. Catharines, and Fort Erie). During the program Urban Indigenous youth are given the opportunity to enhance their employability, life-skills, and ignite their passions through culturally grounded programming. Oyà:na provides an opportunity for youth to obtain a myriad of essential skills that are necessary whether the individual is going into further education, training or employment. Oyà:na participants work to receive several certificates (i.e. first-aid/CPR, smart serve, safe food handlers, AODA) throughout the program to add to their portfolios; this can remove barriers and assist in securing future employment. Cultural relevancy is very important to the program as well; it is an objective to have the individuals explore what it means to be an Indigenous person and to feel pride in their identity.