UP Skills for Work

Futureworx is a proud contributor to ABC Life Literacy UpSkills For Work program. The UpSkills workbooks are intended as introductory explorations of the nine skills identified by Futureworx as foundations for success in the workplace. They do an excellent job of helping people develop greater self-awareness about their own skill levels.

For some people, particularly those who face obstacles to getting or keeping work, further steps are needed. These steps can involve actually changing behaviours that impede success. But changing behaviours can be difficult, both for the person and for the facilitators whose role includes helping people train for and obtain work.


Futureworx has worked to help people overcome behavioural barriers for over 35 years and, with the support of The Counselling Foundation of Canada, has developed a tool that allows these employability skills to be addressed with intent, in a client centred, evidence based and respectful manner. The Employability Skills Assessment Tool, ESAT, supports the assessment and development of the nine skills, and can be adjusted to address other skills needed for a given program or employment sector. Curriculum resources are also available for those organizations who want to take the employability skills journey a little deeper. Click on the link below for more details on ESAT, or contact us at [email protected].

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.
#WhatsUpWednesday
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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