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 mental 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.

22 hours ago

Futureworx

Recently our Employer Engagement Specialist from Colchester was invited by the Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs to join them and other community leaders/organizations for an interactive morning at the Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council Trades Exhibition Hall. This hall is a unique venue that offers students, job seekers, employment counsellors, teachers, and the general public an opportunity to experience construction occupations in a tangible way.

The Hall features 14 interactive exhibits (booths) where visitors can learn about construction careers by participating in a variety of hands-on demonstrations and speaking with industry professionals at different stages of their careers. A few examples of the booths are: Boilermaker, Bricklayer, Carpenter/Millwright, Electrician, Management, Operating Engineer, and Sheet Metal Worker.

#Apprenticeship #SkilledTrades #ConstructionCareers
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

6 days ago

Futureworx

All Futureworx and NS Works locations will be closed Monday October 14th for Thanksgiving Day! Wishing everyone an enjoyable holiday weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 week ago

Futureworx

We are shouting out a huge congratulations to CMHA: Colchester East Hants Branch on their grand opening happening now at their BRAND NEW space 859 Prince Street.

What a perfect day to celebrate their accomplishments and the great work they do on World Mental Health Day!

For their full schedule of events happening all day long – check out their event CMHA Grand Opening + Open House

#WorldMentalHealthDay #MentalHealth #Truro #MentalHealthMatters
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 week ago

Futureworx

Attention job seekers, employees, or employers in HRM: We are offering an opportunity for you to become a Mental Health First Aider.

This offering is open to the public and being held at our Burnside location.

Limited seats remain! Check out the flyer for more information on how to register.

#MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealth #Engage #Educate
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 week ago

Futureworx

We recently hosted the first EmployABILITY Business Breakfast in Truro in celebration of DEAM – Disability Employment Awareness Month. This was also the first DEAM event ever to be held in Nova Scotia!

We were so enthused by the turnout of employers and service providers to hear an inspiring and engaging presentation from Mark Wafer on the Economics of Inclusion.

We are very appreciative for our partners in making this event happen; a huge thank you to our co-hosts MentorAbility TEAMWork Cooperative and to our sponsors Community Credit Union and Community Wealth Strategies.

CASE - Canadian Association for Supported Employment #DEAM2019 #MentorAbility #Inclusion #EmployABILITY #InclusionMatters #Engage #Inspire #Educate #EmployerEngagement
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Futureworx (ESAT) is pleased to be one of the keynote speakers for the Distinctability Webinar series on Innovation and Assistive Technology. #innovation https://t.co/YA8D73nJus

What is it that a #CDP does? This #careermonth, take a moment to meet a #careerdevelopment professional in your area, and really feel supported as you strive to achieve your #career goals. https://t.co/NdPQQeAv1R via @careermonth

First DEAM (Disability Employment Awareness Month) EVENT in Nova Scotia. Thank you @markwafer for speaking to our community partners this morning in Truro. @TEAMWork1997 #Inspire #Educate #InclusionMatters

We're hiring!

We are in search of an Instructor for a Restaurantworx Program in Antigonish.
#Futureworx #Chef #Instructor

Our Employer Engagement Specialist - Erin Barclay will also be in attendance joining the #PartnersInBusiness: Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce, Truro & Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity and CBDC -... https://t.co/Wix7AG240c

Load More...

NSW Offices:
Truro - 902-893-6859
Elmsdale - 902-883-7010
Tatamagouche - 902-657-0180

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

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

Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm