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Employment & Training Services

“The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do work today.”
-Elbert Hubbard

 

Are you looking for work or skills training?

 

Our Employment Services program, called Employment Connections assists anyone looking for work including: those new to the workforce, those seeking a change in careers, newcomers, people returning to the workforce, older workers and individuals seeking apprenticeships.

The Employment Connections program provides employment services to  help you find work.  We provide resources – such as information about who’s hiring in your community — as well as personalized advice and services to help people assess their skills and experience, find work and start on the path to skills training. We also help employers hire people with the skills they need. We can help in a number of ways. We provide:

  • an assessment of your skills and experience
  • information about different careers and occupations
  • local labour market, employment and training opportunities
  • information about all Employment Ontario programs and services
  • advice about and referral information to other community services and support
  • you can learn about developing effective job search strategies including resumé preparation

Depending on your particular employment needs and career goals, an Employment Consultant  will determine whether you need more individualized assistance and support to help you develop your career and set goals, assess your skills and interests, and prepare you for interviews and employment.

You may be eligible for on-the-job training and/or work experience support, and in some cases, additional support to help keep you at work.

 

Eligibility

Everyone can access the self-service information and resources provided by our service partners, including people with jobs, those who are under-employed, people looking for work, students, apprentices, internationally trained individuals and employers.

More intensive assisted services – such as personalized job search, job matching and placement, and job retention services – are for people who are unemployed and out of school. An Employment Consultant will assess your eligibility for participating in these programs based on your skills, education, experience, interests and career goals.

 

Are You An Employer?

Employers may be eligible to access the Canada-Ontario Job Grant to train workers. Canada-Ontario Job Grant (the Job Grant) provides an opportunity for employers to invest in their workforce, with help from the government. The Job Grant will provide direct financial support to individual employers who wish to purchase training for their employees. It will be available to small, medium and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees, and will:

  • Provide up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.
  • Require employers to contribute one-third of the total costs. There will be additional flexibility for small businesses to provide an in-kind contribution towards their share of the costs.
  • Require training to be delivered by an eligible, third-party trainer.

If you’re an employer with a particular skills demand, the Canada-Ontario Job Grant might be right for you. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

Locations

 

Leamington

215 Talbot Street East
Leamington, ON
N8H 3X5
519-326-8629

 

Kingsville

313 Main Street East Unit 21
Kingsville, ON
N9Y 1A7
519-733-5784

 

Windsor (Employment Edge only)

 

Gino A. Marcus Community Centre
1168 Drouillard Rd, Windsor, ON
N8Y 2R1
Please call 519-326-8629 to book an appointment

 

 

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship is an on-the-job training program for people who want to work in a skilled trade or occupation. It includes learning new hands-on skills while working directly with skilled journeypersons. Apprentices are paid while gaining work experience and take short term training courses to advance through the program levels. There are over 150 apprentic

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Canada Jobs Grant

Are You An Employer?

Employers may be eligible to access the Canada-Ontario Job Grant to train workers. Canada-Ontario Job Grant (the Job Grant) provides an opportunity for employers to invest

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Employers

Employment & Training Services has a variety of services available to employers who are looking to hire or provide training to employees. Hiring incentives, Apprenticeship Signing Bonuses, training subsidies, Job Deve

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Employment Connections

Our Employment Services program, called Employment Connections assists anyone looking for work including: those new to the workforce, those seeking a change in careers, newcomers, people returning to the wo

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Employment Edge

This program provides services for persons with self-identified disabilities seeking employment or re-training.  Employment Edge staff are well-trained, knowledgeable about the local labour mar

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Job Board

SECC Employment and Training Services wants to help connect employers and job seekers.

Employers

When you register for access to SECC’s Job Board, you will have the ability to

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Learning Portal

Unable to make it in to the office but want to get the most out of your employment and training experience?

Watch our informative workshops in the comfort of your own home.

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Literacy & Basic Skills

This program provides training in math, reading and basic work skills to help you reach employment, education and independence goals. Our staff will meet with you to assess your skills and education goals a

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Resources and Information

Resources and Information Services is your first stop on your path at Employment and Training Services. RI provides information on local training and employment opportunities, community service supports as well as occupational and training requirements for both Employment Services and Literacy and Basic Skills programs. Free computer use, internet access, te

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Second Career

This program is a skills re-training program for laid-off workers who lack the skills necessary to find full-time employment in the current labour market. Retraining is required to transition them into higher skilled occupations that are in demand in the local labour market. Counsellors work one-on-one with clients to assess eligibility and suitability cr

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Workshops and Training Sessions

Group workshops facilitated by Employment and Training Services staff provide you information on a variety of pre-employment topics including: resumes and cover letters, job search, interview techniques, career exploration, Personality Dimensions®, workplace safety and job maintenance. Smart Serve and WHMIS are also available. Speak to an Employment Consult

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Youth Job Link

Youth Job Link is designed to help youth, including students, aged 15 to 29, who do not face significant barriers to employment, but who could benefit from some extra help to plan their careers and tran

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Links

Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development
Second Career Brochure Download
Ontario College of Trades
Government of Canada Job Bank
Independent Learning Centre
Smart Serve
Personality Dimensions®
Windsor Essex Local Immigration Partnership
Tri-County Literacy Network
Family Service Windsor Essex

PFLAG
Community Living Windsor
Community Living Essex
Essex Community Services
Workforce Windsor Essex
WESkills Database
Employment Ontario Self Service (EOSS)

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