Seneca College

Faculty of Workforce Skills Development, Seneca Workforce Skills Centre - Vaughan, Employment Services, Literacy and Basic Skills

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Record #: NKT1851 Last Modified: 06 Dec 2013 Last Full Update: 05 Dec 2013
Record Details
FundingProvincial
Alternate NameAcademic Upgrading ; EAS ; Employment Assistance Service ; Employment Ontario ; Employment Ontario Employment Services ; Job Connect ; LBS ; Ontario Employment Services ; Ontario Self Employment Benefit Program ; OSEB ; SC ; Second Career ; Seneca College Employment Centre ; Summer Job Service ; Summer Jobs Service ; YEF ; Youth Employment Fund
Address NotesEagles Landing Plaza
Address1490 Major Mackenzie Dr W, Unit D5
Vaughan, ON L6A 4H6
 
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Mailing Address1490 Major Mackenzie Dr W, Unit D5 
Vaughan, ON L6A 4H6
Office Phone905-417-1781
Fax905-417-9815
E-mailmartin.tame@senecacollege.ca
Websitewww.workforceready.ca
Executive 1Martin Tame, Manager; Phone: 905-417-1781 ext 5841; Email: martin.tame@senecacollege.ca
Areas ServedYork Region ; Newmarket; Vaughan; Scarborough
IntersectionMajor Mackenzie Drive West and Dufferin Street
HoursMon-Wed and Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Thu 8:30 am-8 pm
LanguagesEnglish
EligibilitySelf-service information and resources -- anyone, including people with jobs, those who are under-employed, people looking for work, students, apprentices, internationally trained individuals, employers

Youth Employment Fund -- Youth 15 to 29 years who are residents of Ontario, unemployed and not participating in full time education or training can access assisted services * additional tools and supports for short term training and employment preparation may be available to youth identified by employers

Assisted services (such as supported job search, job matching and placement, job retention services) -- people who are unemployed and out of school

Employers can get help in identifying their human resource skill requirements, matching of position/workplace needs to participants' skills, capabilities, interests and experience, and support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support success and retention

Summer Jobs Service: students 15 to 30 years planning to return to school in the fall Tuition-free Academic Upgrading: 19 years + or mature early school leaver * program suitability and entrance level assessment required * ESL 6 or above (speaking)
ApplicationCall or drop in * for general information on Employment Ontario services call the toll-free Employment Ontario contact centre at 1-800-387-5656 (TTY 1-866-533-6339) or visit www.ontario.ca/employmentontario
FeesNone
DescriptionHelps Ontarians find sustainable employment * assessment of skills, capabilities, interests and experience * job search strategies, including resume preparation * information about different careers and occupations, the local labour market, employment and training opportunities * on-the-job training and/or work experience and, in some cases, additional support to help maintain employment * information and referrals to all Employment Ontario Funded Programs including Second Career Program for laid-off workers and the Ontario Self Employment Benefit Program (OSEB), which offers income and entrepreneurial support during the process of developing and launching a business * information about, and referral to, other community services and supports

Youth Employment Fund -- a $195 million initiative to provide 25,000 youth in all regions of the province with an entry point to long term employment through job placements that offer the chance to learn work skills while earning income * the fund will be delivered through the existing Employment Service (ES)

Summer Jobs Service--free job-search and self-marketing support to help students find summer jobs * $2-per-hour-per-student hiring incentive available for eligible Ontario employers to create summer job placements * contact this local Employment Ontario Summer Jobs Service agency, call the toll-free Employment Ontario Contact Centre at 1-800-387-5656 (TTY 1-866-533-6339), or visit www.ontario.ca/summerjobs Occupation Specific Language Training (OSLT): learn the language and workplace culture skills required to communicate effectively in your job in this free occupation-specific language training Literacy and Basic Skills: Literacy, numeracy and essential skills services that help learners transition to their goals of employment, apprenticeship, secondary-school credit, post-secondary education or independence Tuition-Free Academic Upgrading: earn grade 12 equivalency at your own pace * full-time day program in Newmarket and Vaughan Academic Upgrading for careers in the health care sector * instructor-led biology and chemistry classes * tuition free program offers: English, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Skills * an independent learning environment * flexible scheduling * continuous intake Incorporates services previously provided through Job Connect, Employment Assistance Services (EAS), Employment Resource Centres and other programs * Summer Jobs Service program remains separate for the time being

SubjectsAcademic upgrading ; Colleges ; Computer training ; Employment ; Immigrants ; Job search training ; Literacy instruction ; Refugees ; Self employment ; Vocational counselling ; Youth
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