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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Please note that all of our locations will be closed on Friday, July 1st.Happy Canada Day weekend! 🇨🇦 ... See MoreSee Less
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During our 38th Annual General Meeting, several employees were recognized and celebrated for their dedication to the success of the organization and the clients and communities we serve. Tracy Isenor, Employer Engagement Specialist – 15 yearsAnnette Rideout, Administrative Assistant – 5 yearsCherie McCormick, Career Practitioner – 5 yearsDiane Campbell, Career Practitioner – 5 yearsHelen DeYoung, CCA Project Manager – 5 yearsMichelle Fraser, Instructor/Counsellor – 5 yearsTara Firth, Career Counsellor – 5 years Thank you for sharing your passion for “Helping People Realize their Potential”! #EmployeeEngagement #EmployeeAppreciation #Engage #Inspire #Educate #Innovate ... See MoreSee Less
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Last evening, we celebrated our 38th year “Helping People Realize their Potential” at our Annual General Meeting. At which time we revealed our Strategic Plan for 2022-2027; the plan promises to set the stage for the further evolution of Futureworx as we continue to grow, change, and evolve. Our focus is twofold: we strive to “partner in our clients’ journey to achieve their full potential” and “to inspire and advance the employment, training and skills development ecosystem locally, nationally and globally” - to influence and support decision makers and delivery agents to ensure the future of work leaves no one behind. In short, we strive to innovate locally and share globally! ... See MoreSee Less
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We recently celebrated the successful completion of the first group of job seekers of the ProsperNova project in East Hants! ProsperNova is a workforce development pilot program creating links between employees and employers. This program provides a pathway to connect job seekers to local employers offering permanent, full-time employment. #ProsperNova #Engage #Inspire #Educate #Innovate #WorkforceDevelopment #JobSeeker #Jobs East Hants & Districts Chamber of Commerce Municipality of East Hants ... See MoreSee Less
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Why PRIDE matters…… Pride matters….because countless people have lost their jobs, families and lives to be able to live in peacewith themselves. Pride matters…..because more than just a community representation of colourful happiness…it represents the struggle and perseverance of the 2SLGBTQ+community. Pride matters…..because celebrating Pride shows 2SLGBTQ+ youth and kids that there is a community for them and instills hope and confidence for a bright future…. as they grow and become themselves more and more…. Pride matters…..because everybody should feel comfortable and safe being themselves wherever they are. By participating in this event, we aspire to make a difference! 🌈 ... 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