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.

16 hours ago

🔹Do you need help to define your career and personal goals? 🔹Do you know what fills your cup and inspires you? 🔹What are the biggest strengths you have to offer?Our Truro Campus offers a free, 4-week XLR8 (Accelerate) assessment and career exploration program to identify your strengths and interests, explore career options, develop workplace skills, and feel supported in making choices for a great future!Now accepting applications for our February 13th start date. Spaces are limited, so call today! ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

Our Truro Campus hosted a ‘Straight Talk on Entrepreneurship’ panel discussion today in collaboration with The Mentoring Plus Strategy and CBDC-NOBL. We are grateful for Mentors Brenda Dennis, Lynn MacKinnon and Alana Hirtle who shared their expertise and pro tips of self-employment. ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

Futureworx values the contributions of our biggest asset — our Employees! We have formed an internal nomination process to recognize and reward “Champions” on a quarterly basis that help to grow our four pillars: Engage, Inspire, Educate, and Innovate.A champion is someone who is committed to Futureworx, our mission, our clients, employees, and our external stakeholders and goes that extra mile within our four pillars. They are not afraid to make bold moves that not only benefit the organization, but also serve the greater good.We would like to congratulate Lauren Galbraith for receiving this quarters Champion Award! ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

RN and LPN Instructor Positions ~ Futureworx Private Career College Division Futureworx occupies a unique space in the employment and career services landscape. With an entrepreneurial mindset that is distinctive in the employment field, it includes various tools and training offerings, and a reputation as an innovative, creative, energetic, and collaborative partner.Futureworx, in partnership with local employers, is preparing for the delivery of a Continuing Care Assistant program, located at the Gaelic College Campus in Mabou, Inverness County with an anticipated start date of March 6, 2023. We are currently seeking applications from qualified RN’s and LPN’s that are interested in a teaching position, that allows them to share their knowledge while supporting adult learners in their quest in becoming a CCA. • Term full time/part time RN Instructor position consists of 22 weeks of full time and 30 weeks of part time (21 hrs per week) employment. • Term, LPN Instructor position consists of 17 weeks of part time employment (21 hrs per week) and also entails a three-week full-time assignment, to accompany and supervise a group of learners during their first Skills Development Placement, in Long Term Care.We strive to recognize and reward our employees’ contributions accordingly, and we offer an excellent benefit and compensation package. Interested in joining our team? Check out the full posting on our website futureworx.ca/careers/ ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day. Organizationally, we are joining in and committing to take meaningful action to create positive change. We have taken steps to reduce the stigma around mental health and addiction issues, to inspire one another to act, and to create a space where our staff and our clients feel supported and an environment in which they can flourish. We have established an Employee Wellness Fund, an Employee Assistance Program, and provide Personal Wellness Days. In some program places, our location afforded us the room to create Wellness Spaces for our clients; a quiet room available for meditation, self-reflection or to just take a breath. Please join us this Bell Let’s Talk Day by showing your support for all those who live with mental illness and those taking action to help them.#bellletstalkday #BellLetsTalk ... 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