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.

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Today is National Boss’ Day and we could not miss an opportunity to give a HUGE shout-out to our Boss!!Randy Lindsay, CEO has been instrumental in our Society’s success and growth! Randy has dedicated the last 30+ years of his career committed to facilitating people with diverse needs identify their strengths and goals, to develop their skills and achieve success in school, work, and life. Randy has said that he believes that the secret ingredient to our organization’s success is our people. And we, “his people” believe that he is the secret ingredient. He is passionate, social-helpful, innovative, resourceful and a joy to work with. Randy is the definition of a pinnacle leader! ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you an employer struggling to recruit or retain your workforce? Wondering HOW to diversify your workforce? If so, join us for a two-part series being offered to local employers by our Nova Scotia Works Centres, in partnership with the Department of Labour, Skills & Immigration.🔹Studies solidify the fact that diversity in the workplace increases employee morale and instills a desire to be more effective and work more efficiently.#Engage #Inspire #Educate #Innovate #HR #Recruitment #Retention #DiversityAndInclusion #WorkforceDevelopment #EmployerEngagement Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce East Hants & Districts Chamber of Commerce ... See MoreSee Less
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Please note: our ELMSDALE Nova Scotia Works Centre is temporarily closed due to a power outage.Clients are encouraged to call before stopping by 902-883-7010 ... See MoreSee Less
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🍁Happy Thanksgiving!🍁Please note all Futureworx offices, including our Nova Scotia Works Centres will be closed on Monday, October 11.#Thanksgiving #givethanks #grateful #gratitude ... See MoreSee Less
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WE'RE HIRING!! As a member of our Nova Scotia Works Centre team in Elmsdale, the School Liaison Career Development Practitioner will support local high school students and their families in exploring career options and understanding Nova Scotia labour market information. This position is designated for someone from our First Nations Communities. **Applicants must self-identify on their application to be considered. The full posting is available at: novascotiaworks.ca#engage #inspire #jobsearch #careeropportunity #NovaScotiaWorks Millbrook First Nation Millbrook's Official Community Site Sipekne'katik EmploymentTraining ... 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