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

  • 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
  • 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.

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.

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.

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We would like to congratulate The Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq on the Grand Opening of their brand new space! A BEAUTIFUL building that will foster synergy across so many departments! ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you new to Canada and looking for work? Let us help you!! Futureworx in collaboration with ISANS, Yreach Truro Colchester, and our Nova Scotia Works Centre, are hosting an information session on Friday, June 16th at 80 Glenwood Drive, Truro for newcomers. For more information, contact us at 902-895-2837 ... See MoreSee Less
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It is a privilege to attend Skills Canada National Skills Competition in Winnipeg, as a proud partner and as an exhibitor! This national event brings together over 550 student and apprentice competitors from across Canada to participate in over 40 skilled trade and technology competitions. This stellar event brings together key industry players, policymakers, and educators, to discuss and learn more about the latest trends and pressing issues facing the skilled trade and technology sectors. Our CEO, Randy Lindsay was a Moderator for the Skills Symposium where industry, government and education had the opportunity to meet, exchange and share knowledge. This year’s theme was: Embracing Adaptability: Navigating Change in the Skilled Trades and Technologies. Congratulations to the students and apprentices from across Canada who have demonstrated their skills and earned their place to compete at this competition! ... See MoreSee Less
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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

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