Employers & Community Partners Appreciation Event

#TDSBAppreciatesYou!

On February 16, 2017 TDSB Community Services hosted an Employer and Community Partner Appreciation event to recognize their contributions to our clients’ success.

It was a great morning of information sharing, including words from external partners and TDSB staff, and highlights from our latest Annual Report. Continue reading “Employers & Community Partners Appreciation Event”

Free English Classes for Newcomers at TDSB LINC

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) helps newcomers learn English and assists them in the settlement process and integration into Canadian society.

Part-time and full-time classes are available year-round, and some sites also offer evening and weekend classes. All locations provide Care for Newcomer Children (CNC) – for ages 19 months to 6 years – while parents are attending classes. Continue reading “Free English Classes for Newcomers at TDSB LINC”

Want to Ace your next Job Interview? Avoid these 5 common mistakes

by Fatma Toufexief, Community Services Supervisor, The Elevate Project

Job interviews provide an opportunity for a candidate to convince the employer they are the right fit for the position. If you are lucky enough to be selected for a face to face interview, you want to do your best to prove that they should hire you over another candidate. Whether your interview is with Human Resources, the CEO of the company, or the person whose role you will be replacing, it is important to highlight your strengths and relevant experience. While most individuals are concerned they will talk for too long, or that their nervous habits will be distracting (Voice shaking? Sweaty palms? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one!), more serious but easily avoidable mistakes are often overlooked. Here’s a list of common mistakes you should avoid:

1. Assuming the employer has memorized your resume. Yes, your resume got you to the interview. The employer most likely reviewed your application, along with the many other candidates who are also being considered. But – they most likely did not memorize all of your accomplishments and work experience. Now that you’re in the interview, it is your responsibility to bring up the winning points from your resume and talk about them in context so the employer can understand your value to the company. Candidates often get overlooked in interviews because they fail to bring up their strengths in response to the interviewer’s questions. You put all that hard work in creating a strong resume, and now is the time to talk about those points out loud so your interview answers can be more impressive than the competition. Continue reading “Want to Ace your next Job Interview? Avoid these 5 common mistakes”

TDSB Welcoming Communities at Panfest!

Have you ever heard of TDSB Welcoming Communities? It is an awesome mentorship program for newcomer students in TDSB elementary schools, middle schools and secondary schools. Working alongside our program staff, and a peer mentor, newcomer students participate in a variety of group activities designed to help ease some of the transitional challenges faced when settling into Canadian culture. Activities may include: homework clubs, English conversation circles, sports and recreational activities, a reading buddy program, steel pan drums lessons, field trips and a culturally-based culinary program.

SCEA Career Fair

On November 16, 2016, the Scarborough Centre for Employment Accessibility (SCEA) hosted an Accessibility Career Fair. During the event, job seekers were able to meet with employers, complete applications, and interview on the spot for the many positions available. SCEA is a fully accessible, drop-in employment resource centre to assist job-ready individuals to prepare for employment or self-employment, and they host events often.

Open House at Next-Steps Employment Centre – Scarborough

The Next-Steps Employment Centre – Scarborough hosted its first Open House on November 3, 2016. The centre moved to this convenient location inside Agincourt Mall only a few months ago, offering FREE employment and recruitment services aimed at having a positive impact in the community, and supporting job seekers and employers in the area.
If you are looking for a job or looking to hire, please contact the Next-Steps centre in Scarborough, or the location nearest you. All our services are FREE and we will be happy to assist you!

 

 

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Next-Steps Employment Centres are FREE resource and service centres operated by the Toronto District School Board and funded by Employment Ontario. We offer a variety of employment and recruitment services to job seekers and employers.

This video was recorded at our Dundas-Dixie location. If you need further information, please call us or another location near you. We will be more than glad to assist you.