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Volunteer Appreciation Night

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Tuesday Evening Workshops – February 2017

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The Vital Signs Survey is HERE!

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The Opportunity to Learn

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Paying it Forward to Adult Students

In September 2017, SECC changed the structure of its evening Language classes for newcomers. This new model incorporated more volunteer tutors to lead small group sessions. The time commitment for this new position at one evening per week for a four-month time period was a deterrent to some volunteers. The first person to step forward to assist was Marjolein, and she wanted to help all three nights. When asked why she chose to volunteer with SECC, Marjolein replied, “I chose to be a volunteer because I wanted to add a dimension to my life where I could be of service… Continue Reading Paying it Forward to Adult Students

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Mini Buses For Sale

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Literacy Class Newsletter

The Literacy and Basic Skills program provides training in math, reading and basic work skills to help individuals reach employment, education and independence goals. One of our classes recently showed their literary skills by creating their first class newsletter. To read the whole newsletter CLICK HERE.

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Meet Ashley DaParteira

  Ashley is one of our newest employees working in the Community Services department. Ashley began with SECC as a tutor and with the SPARK program,. We’re happy to have her as part of our team!   Q: How long have you worked at SECC? A: I will be coming up on three months.   Q: What do you remember about your first day? A: During my orientation, I remember interrupting a meeting in the Employment Services section of the building to introduce myself, and being informed or cautioned that I may hear Kerry Kraus singing Neil Diamond from time… Continue Reading Meet Ashley DaParteira

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SPARK After School Program

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Be An English Tutor!

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Annual General Meeting

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The Opportunity to Learn

  Zuhir came to Canada with his parents from Syria in October 2016. Within a couple of months of his arrival, he came to South Essex Community Council and enrolled in our Language classes.  Zuhir never had the opportunity to attend school in his own country, but he had the desire to learn English and wanted opportunities to socialize. Due to his physical, verbal, and visual limitations, we wanted to provide additional supports for Zuhir so he could truly excel in our program. Three volunteer tutors, including Ruth (pictured) were matched with Zuhir to provide additional one-on-one assistance to him during… Continue Reading The Opportunity to Learn

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Meet Najet Saba

    Q. How long have you worked at SECC? A. 12 years & 4 months 🙂    Q. What do you remember about your first day? A. Debbie Daher singing in her office with the radio cranked up…lol, and I thought to myself this is going to be a “Cool Place” to work.   Q. What is the highlight of your career here at SECC? A. When I became an Employment Counselor for the first time. I wanted to help the youth at the time (Job Connect days) to pursue their goals as when I first started here at… Continue Reading Meet Najet Saba

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Let’s Talk About Job Club

        Each month, South Essex Community Council’s Job Developers host Job Clubs in Leamington and Windsor. We often get asked what a Job Club is and why job seekers should attend. Here are the top reasons to attend Job Club.   Job Club provides an informal place for job seekers to learn more about job searching in a supportive environment.   Participants share experiences and job leads to one another through networking and discussion.   Each session highlights topics important to securing a job including skills identification, informational interviews and volunteering.   You get face to face… Continue Reading Let’s Talk About Job Club

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