For young people in Canada, finding a job can be extremely difficult. They often have the education, work ethic and potential to thrive in their prospective careers, but need to develop practical skills such as writing Resumes and Cover Letters, preparing for Job Interviews, developing a LinkedIn profile and most importantly, networking. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 13.2% of Canadian youth are unemployed. For new Canadians the process can be even more daunting as they struggle with both social and cultural barriers.
In order help young people overcome the aforementioned challenges, IDRF is proud to offer Get Job Ready! This program teaches Canadians between the ages 18 -29 how to navigate the job market and develop the practical tools vital in securing employment. All participants will receive 20 hours of training comprised of four modules, which will comprise of the following:
Module 1: Resumes and Cover Letters; Writing Resumes and Cover Letters, Opening a LinkedIn Account; Networking.
Module 2: Job Interviews: Learning what questions to prepare for and how to respond; importance of both verbal and non-verbal communication; public speaking.
Module 3: Financial Literacy – Developing budgets; financial management and saving money; investing your salary.
Module 4: Digital Literacy – Lessons on how social media accounts can impact your job search; Microsoft Office training.
All participants will receive up to a $500 honorarium.
*IDRF’s Get Job Ready Program will be in at The Hunter Hub on the campus of the University of Calgary from September 4, 2018 – September 7, 2018 from 10:00am-3:00pm. Click on the link below to sign up now!
*IDRF Get Job Ready Program will be at our head office in Etobicoke from August 20, 2018 to August 23, 2018 from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Click on the link below to sign up now!
The International Development and Relief Foundation is a registered Canadian charity dedicated helping disadvantage communities with programs both in Canada and abroad. For our efforts the Financial Post has twice named IDRF a top 25 Canadian Charity for its excellence in accountability, transparency and use of funds.