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
  • Lifeworx – Targeted initiative for older workers (Employability)
  • Youthworx – Targeted initiative for youth (Employability)
  • Connex – Career/employment exploration for clients requiring enhanced supports
  • 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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Spaces available in programs starting at our Glenwood Drive location on February 3rd, 2020.

Both of our hands on employability programs: Environmental Services (cleaning), and Hospitality & Food Services are accepting applications. Don't delay, contact us right away!

Contact Information: Call us at (902) 895-2837 and speak with any staff about an information session or email amandas@futureworx.ca
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Commercial Safety College is hosting an Information Session about all of the programs they offer. Come in and have a chat on Friday, January 17th at 10 am. NS Works location in Truro!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Open to individuals, startups, and existing businesses!Are you an entrepreneur, existing business or start up? Check out @igniteatlantic and #start2020
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Information sessions to help workers and business owners affected by the announced closure of Northern Pulp make decisions about their future will begin next week.

The sessions will help people who are unemployed or planning ahead and want to access employment programs and services such as career coaching, job search help and training. Funding may be also be available to help find another job or get more training and there will also be information about Employment Insurance.

For more information about forestry sector support, visit www.novascotia.ca/forestry-sector-support .

Here is a list of planned sessions and contact information. People who want to attend are encouraged to register in advance using the contact information provided.

Tuesday, Jan. 14
• Career Connections, Summer Street Industries, 72 Park St., New Glasgow, 1– 3 p.m.
Phone: 1-844-344-1369 or email: information@careerconnections.ca
• YMCA Employment Centre, 12335 Hwy. 224 Middle Musquodobit, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Phone: 902-384-2390 or email: novascotiaworks@halifax.ymca.ca
• Employment Solutions, 176 Main St., Liverpool, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Phone: 1-866-711-0411 or email: info@empsolutions.ca

Thursday, Jan. 16
• Employment Solutions, 215 Dominion St., Bridgewater, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Phone: 1-866-711-0411 or email: info@empsolutions.ca

Monday, Jan. 20
• Opportunity Place, 108 Cobequid Rd., Suite 100, Lower Sackville 9:30 – 11:30
Phone: 902-864-7520 or email: staff@opportunityplace.ca

Tuesday, Jan. 21
• Futureworx, 42 Inglis St., Truro, 10 a.m. – noon
Phone: 902-893-6859 or email: janetd@futureworx.ca

Wednesday, Jan. 22
• YMCA Employment Centre, 22756 Hwy. 7, Bluewater Building, Sheet Harbour, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Phone: 902-885-2810 or email novascotiaworks@halifax.ymca.ca

Thursday, Jan. 23
• CANSA, 63 Victoria St., Amherst, 10 a.m. – noon
Phone: 902-661-1509 or email: elizabeth.cooke.sumbu@cansa.ca

Tuesday, Jan. 28
• Career Connections, 50 James St., Antigonish, 1– 3 p.m.
Phone: 1-844-344-1369 or email: information@careerconnections.ca
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ALL Futureworx locations, including our Nova Scotia Works Centres will be closing at noon today. Stay safe. ... See MoreSee Less

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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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We are in search of an Instructor for a Restaurantworx Program in Antigonish.
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Our Employer Engagement Specialist - Erin Barclay will also be in attendance joining the #PartnersInBusiness: Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce, Truro & Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity and CBDC -... https://www.facebook.com/futureworx/posts/2228995290517412

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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