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.

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.

4 days ago

All Futureworx offices and Nova Scotia Works Centres will be closed on Monday, August 2nd.We hope everyone has a safe and fun-filled, long weekend! ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

As demonstrated by a post here last week – THERE ARE JOBS AVAILABLE! The shares of our “sign” post sparked a lot of conversations on various group discussion forums which highlighted the need to remind people that in every corner of our province you can find a NOVA SCOTIA WORKS CENTRE. Your job is our job!• Do you have an error free, modern resume that showcases your SKILLS, not just employment history?• If you are applying in person, are your dressed for appropriately as if you were going to work?• Are you filling out employment application forms completely, and correctly?? • If you are applying via email, is your email address appropriate for work?If you are unsure of any of the above answers to these questions, visit or call your nearest centre for FREE one-on-one job search assistance. Nova Scotia Works is a one-stop for JOB SEARCH and CAREER ADVICE to help you reach your employment goals. Our friendly and knowledgeable team of Career Practitioners will give you the real-world feedback relevant for job searching in 2021.Because sometimes, finding a job is a two-person job!Although our smiles won’t look the same hidden behind our masks, here at our Futureworx Nova Scotia Works Centres we are still happy and proud to help you with all of your employment needs!For more information, or to schedule an appointment at one of our Centres, please call:➡️ Elmsdale: 902-883-7010➡️ Tatamagouche: 902-657-0180➡️ Truro: 902-893-6859 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

OPPORTUNITY ALERT - IT SPECIALISTWe are growing rapidly and, in our efforts, to ensure we stay current and relevant with the ever-changing and growing technology sector - we require IT support to do so! We are currently in the process of hiring an IT Specialist for a full-time permanent position to support the IT needs of the organization. This position will be based out of our Head Office location in Truro and serve multiple divisions across the Province.At Futureworx, we believe our employees are our biggest asset!! This position offers a competitive annual salary of $50 -$56,000, a comprehensive benefit package including medical, pension, an Employee Assistance Program, 3 weeks vacation to start, and MORE!Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. We welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify, in your cover letter, or on your resume.Full posting is available at novascotiaworks.ca**Closing Date August 1st ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Our labour shortage is real - here is your SIGN! It is unusual to see this many signs on lawns, buildings, and in-stores in 2021. This was more the norm 20 years ago. Advice to job seekers:➡️ Visit your nearest Nova Scotia Works Centre to freshen up your resume➡️ Make yourself presentable; dress as if you are going to an interview and,➡️ Drop into some local businesses with a paper copy of your resume and let the employer know you want to work for themThis “old fashioned” way of job searching is still a viable approach to getting a job.#NovaScotiaWorks #JobSearch #Truro #Jobs  ... See MoreSee Less
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▪️ Long-term care facilities closed to visitors effectively immediately
▪️ Public schools closed for two weeks following March Break; to be reassessed
▪️ Regulated childcare centres to be closed Mar 17 - April 3 then will be reassessed
▪️ March break camps cancelled

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://distinctability.ca/webinar-series/

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://careermonth.ca 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

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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