Thank you to the Lorne and Evelyn Johnson Foundation!

Work Prep is thrilled to announce the receipt of $15,000 from the Lorne and Evelyn Johnson Foundation.    The Lorne and Evelyn Johnson Foundation, a private foundation serving the people of South Saskatchewan was established by the late Lorne and Evelyn Johnson to respond to the changing need and opportunities of the community and provides grants to eligible charitable organizations in culture, health, education, environment, recreation and social service sectors.

This money will be used to upgrade our computer technology in the Lorne and Evelyn Johnson Foundation Computer Resource Centre and Computer Classroom.    These upgrades will support Work Prep to continue serving job seekers on their journey to employment by providing access to new and efficient technology to support their job search and learning and development activities that will support their employment goals.   As Work Prep expands our programs to continue adding innovative service delivery, assessment and learning tools through an e-learning and online format, we rely on the use of efficient and up to date technology to ensure success in our program delivery.  These tools will successfully support job seekers to development skills and knowledge that will support future employment opportunities.

Request for Services Form Temporarily Out of Order

We are aware of an issue with our online request for services form and are working to resolve the issue. For now, the online request for services form is not working. If you have submitted an online request in the last 7 days, we likely did not receive it. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment to come in for services!
Thanks,
Work Prep Staff

Upcoming Webinar- NEW ColourSpectrums Career Dashboard for Career Exploration

Work Prep is pleased to host a webinar to introduce the NEW ColourSpectrums Career Dashboard. Help us to celebrate Canada Career Month by attending this interactive Webinar to experience ColourSpectrums ON THE MOVE.

 

 

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Nov 18, 2020 09:00 -10:00 am Saskatchewan

Topic: NEW ColourSpectrums Career Dashboard for Career Exploration

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZJUlhw68SHidLU0h4WqJXQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Description:

Join Rob Chubb, the founding director of ColourSpectrums, for an introduction and demonstration of the Career Dashboard Tool. The dashboard is a culmination of 20 years of research and experience. This powerful tool merges the well known ColourSpectrums Personality Styles model with the qualitative analysis of the 500 Unit Groups in National Occupational Classification (NOC): Canada’s national system for describing occupations.

This user-friendly interactive dashboard searches and analyzes 500 National Occupational Classifications to identify NOC unit groups that match clients’ ColourSpectrums profiles.

Learn how the ColourSpectrums Career Development Training will empower you to engage clients in practical exercises and conversations that focus on:

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-esteem
  • Job searches
  • Job descriptions
  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Job interviews
  • Teamwork
  • Interaction styles
  • Work styles
  • Work environment
  • Communication styles
  • Occupational classifications

Attend this webinar and Rob will give you access to the ColourSpectrums Career Development Dashboard so you can buckle up and take it for a test drive.

For more details on the dashboard please visit: https://www.colourspectrums.com/career-development

Upcoming Webinar: Career Exploration Using Virtual Reality for Career Practitioners and Employers

Work Prep is pleased to host our first webinar to introduce CareerLabs VR as a career exploration tool in Saskatchewan.  Please join us and pass on to your networks!

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Nov 10, 2020 01:30 PM – 2:30 PM Saskatchewan

Topic: Career Exploration Using Virtual Reality for Career Practitioners and Employers

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_32-rzgz4QGio_FZzyMBNIQ

Topic

Career Exploration Using Virtual Reality for Career Practitioners and Employers

Description:

At Regina Work Prep Centre we have recently introduced a new tool in career exploration!

CareerLabsVR a immersive virtual reality tool provides users the opportunity to explore, learn and discover a variety of career options through the immersive power of virtual reality. This virtual reality (VR) system not only gives job seekers tailored career information, but also the ability to see, hear, and experience the job… without ever leaving the Career Practitioner’s office.

CareerLabsVR allows the job seeker to immerse themselves in a career experience, something that has been missing from traditional career decision-making methods. Research indicates that 90% of what we see and do is retained, making CareerLabsVR incredibly beneficial in involving job seekers.

This webinar will explain how Career Practitioners and Employers can use Virtual Reality (VR) as a Career Exploration tool in ways that didn’t exist before or were simply not a cost-effective way to explore and evaluate ones suitability and skill for a career.

Work Prep currently offers 15 Virtual Reality simulations that you can learn more about here: http://workprep.ca/career-simulations/

The presentation will also contain information on how you can book a time to come in and try out our VR, or have us come to you so that you can experience first hand of the advantages of this technology.

Work Prep is a proud partner of the Ministry of Immigration and Training, who provides funding to support the delivery this program.

VR Launch Contest!

To kick things off with our exciting VR launch we are holding a contest! Like and share our Facebook post “Introducing VR to Saskatchewan Job Seekers” to be entered to win a $50 Walmart gift card and be the 1st person to try VR at RWPC!

Contest Rules:

-Must like the post as well as share the “Introducing VR for Job Seekers in Saskatchewan” post on Facebook.

-All participants will be entered in a random draw.

-Any participants who also make guesses on our daily questions will also be entered into our draw again.

-The winner will receive a $50 Giant Tiger.

-The winner will also be the 1st client to experience a career in VR in Saskatchewan.

-The winner must be comfortable with the VR experience being recorded for social media purposes.

-Receiving the gift card is contingent on being willing to experience a career in virtual reality.

 

You can find the contest and post on our Facebook page!

https://www.facebook.com/ReginaWorkPrep/

Introducing VR for Job Seekers in Saskatchewan

Virtual Reality career exploration has finally come to Saskatchewan! Job seekers can use the most advanced technology to try jobs virtually and make informed career choices.

Regina Work Prep Centre is proud to be introducing 10 exciting Saskatchewan careers to experience in VR. With more to come in future releases. These virtual careers provide job seekers the chance to try a job before committing a large amount of time and resources to a particular career path. This is greatly beneficial not only for employees, but employers have the added benefit of higher retention rates and more career orientated employees.

You can learn everything about this exciting new technology and possible career paths it could lead you down right here on our website. We are pleased to be launching the new virtual reality section of our website.

http://workprep.ca/virtual-reality/

Here’s the current careers you can try in VR at Regina Work Prep.

http://workprep.ca/career-simulations/

All of the associated labour market information with our current offerings of job simulations.

http://workprep.ca/labour-market-information/

To help kick things off we are launching our VR program with a contest! Please see our Facebook post for details and how you can win yourself a $50 Giant Tiger gift card and the chance to be the first client in our VR program! To learn more check out our Facebook Page.

https://www.facebook.com/ReginaWorkPrep/

Virtual reality is quickly becoming the new reality in the employment world.

Thank you to the Government of Saskatchewan for their partnership and funding investment in our Virtual Reality Project!

Invitation to National Town Halls on Youth Employment Sector Recovery Post-Covid

As a member of the Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity (CCYP), on behalf of Work Prep, and the CCYP, I would like to invite you to attend the CCYP’s upcoming town halls. Saskatchewan is a vast and diverse province, and it is important to capture the perspectives and realities of organizations across our province who are working with youth to support them in their employment goals.
From June 15-19, the Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity (CCYP) is hosting a series of regional town halls. These sessions are designed to engage with youth employment service providers about Canada’s post-pandemic recovery. Work Prep is a proud partner on this initiative and we invite you to attend a session and add your voice to this important discussion.
Recovery efforts of small to medium size businesses and job seekers will rely heavily on the services of local youth employment service providers.
In these sessions, we will explore and address:
  • What the youth employment sector needs to ensure we have the capacity to shape and support recovery efforts
  • How the youth employment sector will or should change service provision in response to the new labour market?
  • How the role of front-line practitioners will or should evolve as a result?
Your voice is important for the recovery of our sector. Please share this invitation with your networks and we hope to see you at the town halls.
Register here: https://www.ccyp-ccpj.org/national-youth-town-halls
If you have any questions, please reach out to me directly!
Take care,
Ashley
Ardene Retailer

Ardene – Hiring Five Associates

Interested in fashion retail? Ardene’s is looking for five Sales Associates. Check it out – here is the link:

https://ardenecareers.mua.hrdepartment.com/hrsmart/ats/Posting/view/34577

Webinar – Tips & Tricks for Job Hunting in a Virtual World

Are you a young person, under the age of 30?  Interested in learning more about how you can enhance your employability  in an evolving economy?

Join in the conversation, hosted by the Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity and Opportunity For All Youth, on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 3pm (EST) – That’s 5 pm for us in Saskatchewan.

For more information and/or to register, please contact Tracy at ttomlinson@workprep.ca

https://www.ccyp-ccpj.org/highlighting-potential

Employment Opportunity’s – Administrative

Looking for a new and exciting opportunity in an Administrative role?  Have you considered how a position in Admin encompasses the very core of an organization and that you could be a part of that?  Now is the time to challenge your mind to the possibilities!  The following businesses are currently hiring for Admin, Reception, and Office Managers:

Greenwave Innovations Inc
Ace Business Solutions
AllBrite Industry and Restaurant Supplier
and Star Facility Services