Employability Programs

Futureworx offers short-term (30 +hours) to longer-term (2 to 6 month) training programs to assist unemployed individuals who have had difficulty successfully participating in today’s labour force. We offer a unique-holistic approach which focuses on the employability skills employers seek, as well as, the essential skills required for today’s job market and provide industry specific training certifications.

Our programs have been designed in consultation with employers and industry sectors which ensure graduates have the most current training available. For more information, Contact Us

Curriculum Guides, Facilitators and Participant Workbooks and other Resources are available for purchase for the following program deliveries:

  • Restaurantworx – Upskilling for work in the food services sector
  • Warehouseworx – Upskilling for work in the warehousing/supply chain sector
  • Retailworx – Upskilling for work in the retail and customer service sector
  • Hotelworx – Upskilling for work in the hotel industry
  • Dietaryworx – Upskilling for work in food services within the healthcare sector
  • Lifeworx – Targeted initiative for older workers (Employability)
  • Youthworx – Targeted initiative for youth (Employability)
  • Connex – Career/employment exploration for clients requiring enhanced supports
  • Engage – Increasing community engagement for clients dealing with metal health (Pre-employability)

All programs follow our Integrated Program Delivery Model

This model is designed to help organizations take a new approach which embraces employability as the focus of training and results in programming purposefully designed and implemented to help people get and keep jobs. It promotes what is called Integrated Programming, in which literacy skills are developed to meet the specific needs of a target work sector, and in which those skills are developed as part of technical and so called ‘soft’ skill programming, not as distinct programming components.

Integrated programming uses a combination of occupation-specific training, contextualized learning, and a work placement to address technical, soft skills and workplace essential skills all at the same time. This approach has proven to be an effective way for job seekers with limited skills to access and maintain sustainable employment, as well as, access opportunities for career advancement or further education.

The Integrated Program Model’s users are adult education providers and others interested in workforce development solutions for clients who are motivated to develop their skills within an occupational context. The IPM can be utilized to develop training for any industry sector with curriculum development provided as a consultative service. A training package and implementation guide is also available for purchase.

For more information on the Integrated Program Model, Contact Us.

Nova Scotia Works

Futureworx is now a Nova Scotia Works Employment Services Centre. We help job seekers and employers navigate a range of programs – from career planning, job searches and on-the-job development to recruitment, planning and HR support.

Employability Skills Assessment Tool

The Employability Skills Assessment Tool (ESAT) provides a framework and quantitative assessment methodology for the development of nine employability skills: motivation, attitude, accountability, time management, stress management, presentation, teamwork, adaptability and confidence.

FREE Financial Literacy Workshop; Nova Scotia Works/ Futureworx, ELMSDALE office - Thursday, January 25th, 9:30 - noon

Joanne MacDonald from the Credit Union will teach participants….
1) Budgeting; living within your means
2) Addressing debt reduction; may be very helpful post Christmas
3) Tips to save money.
Call 902-883-7010 or drop in to register!
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SAVE the DATE: Wednesday, Jan. 24th 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Career Opportunities Off Shore - Bring your resume to 42 Inglis Place (they are HIRING!!!)

If you don't have a resume we can help with that too - call 893-6859 or drop into our Centre today open 8:30 to 4:30.
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With Bell Let's Talk day coming up in a couple of weeks it seems like a good time to post about other upcoming events that support mental health. CMHA: Colchester East Hants Branch has their annual Women & Wellness Event coming up on the 25th of this month.
The Canadian Mental Health Association promotes mental health for all, serving mental health consumers, their families and friends. Our local branch is located on Prince Street.
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Hey Ladies!! Our annual Women & Wellness fundraiser is fast approaching. We know many of you support us every year at this amazing event and we hope you will again this year. For an invitation to att...

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Thank you @4JeffBrown let's make inclusion the norm! #inclusioninaction @NSLAE & @islandemploymt helped make this possible!

Are you unemployed or know someone looking for work? We want to help! Visit a Nova Scotia Works Centre in Elmsdale, Truro or Tatamagouche

Thank you for supporting local @StarrDobson from our @Futureworx Nova Scotia Works office in Tatamagouche. #tatamagouche

[email protected] is this year's Dr. Alan Middleton Workplace Literacy and Learning Award winner! #LifeLiteracyNight

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Head Office:
14 Court Street, Suite 305
Truro, NS B2N 3H7

Tel: 902-843-4290
Fax: 902-843-4294

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm