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
  • 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 a another great “plus one” news day for our Project Management Team! Erin Barclay, Employer Engagement Specialist is moving into a new role with the team as a Project Manager! Effective next week, Erin will commence her transition into her new role, which will focus on both local and national platforms and initiatives. So, although you will continue to see her familiar face at our Head Office, her role will have changed! Erin is a dedicated team player who is a passionate believer in the work undertaken by the Society - coupled with exceptional work in the position as Employer Engagement Specialist and in delivery of numerous Society sponsored initiatives - she brings a wealth of knowledge, project delivery and client management experience. Please join us in congratulating Erin on her movement into the exciting and challenging role of Project Manager! ... See MoreSee Less
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Our management team spent the last couple of days in an “Idea Summit” within the context of continuing to grow and enhance Futureworx’s impact on our clients, employers, community, and the province, and nationally. Oceanstone Seaside Resort created a space to think creatively, boldly and bravely; to have some fun, share a few laughs and do the serious work of dreaming about what might be possible.We set aside the realities and practicalities that often inhibit our bold and crazy ideas.#StrategicPlanning #IdeaGeneration #Engage #Inspire #Educate #Innovate ... See MoreSee Less
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Attention Hants North Rural High & Kennetcook District School Students! Looking for help to build a resume, find a part-time or summer job, or just don’t know where to start exploring career options!?!?!Meet Rui Ferreira! Rui is the Nova Scotia Works School Liaison at Hants North Rural High. The NSW School Liaison role is here to help you with your career and employment related needs. The support will be available both one-on-one, individually by appointment, and in group workshops – “Lunch & Learns”.The NSW School Liaison role can help YOU (students) support with various career related needs:• Building resumes or providing job search assistance• Help to find part-time and summer jobs• Exploring possible career options after high school • Supporting grade 12 students who are transitioning into the workforce: connecting with employment and career options Rui is always available for support, either virtually or on site at school for scheduled appointments on Tuesday.Please feel free to contact him directly if you would like more information, or, to schedule an appointment 👇Rui Ferreira CCDP, Nova Scotia Works School Liaison 902-883-7041rui@futureworx.ca NSW_SL_FutureworX ... 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