UP Skills for Work

Futureworx is a proud contributor to ABC Life Literacy UpSkills For Work program. The UpSkills workbooks are intended as introductory explorations of the nine skills identified by Futureworx as foundations for success in the workplace. They do an excellent job of helping people develop greater self-awareness about their own skill levels.

For some people, particularly those who face obstacles to getting or keeping work, further steps are needed. These steps can involve actually changing behaviours that impede success. But changing behaviours can be difficult, both for the person and for the facilitators whose role includes helping people train for and obtain work.


Futureworx has worked to help people overcome behavioural barriers for over 35 years and, with the support of The Counselling Foundation of Canada, has developed a tool that allows these employability skills to be addressed with intent, in a client centred, evidence based and respectful manner. The Employability Skills Assessment Tool, ESAT, supports the assessment and development of the nine skills, and can be adjusted to address other skills needed for a given program or employment sector. Curriculum resources are also available for those organizations who want to take the employability skills journey a little deeper. Click on the link below for more details on ESAT, or contact us at esat@futureworx.ca.

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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It's our Anniversary! We are celebrating 35 years Helping People Realize Their Potential!
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4 days ago

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We hosted 14 Colchester employers who have set a strategic direction for fostering a mentally healthy workplace.

Pictured here is the group wrapping up a 2-day Mental Health First Aid Course sponsored by Futureworx Nova Scotia Works Centre.

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With support from Tandus and the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium, it was very rewarding to tailor and coordinate a customized response as part of our strategy to support both those affected by the closing of the Truro manufacturing site, and other manufacturers within the region that had current vacancies.

Today we hosted a Customized Recruitment Event which brought 12 actively hiring manufacturers on-site for a job fair.

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We're hiring!

We are in search of an Instructor for a Restaurantworx Program in Antigonish.
#Futureworx #Chef #Instructor

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://t.co/Wix7AG240c

With recent news of Tarkett closing their Truro manufacturing site, most social media platforms have been buzzing with news and press releases from local businesses expressing their shock and... https://t.co/b19p79RhAl

Check out this Job Fair happening next week in New Glasgow. Being hosted by our colleagues at the Career Connections - Nova Scotia Works Pictou County https://t.co/souifHyiGa

To those affected by the recent news of Tandus’ closure in Truro, check out this message from Stanfield's. https://t.co/1xTzU1chvt

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NSW Offices:
Truro - 902-893-6859
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Truro, NS B2N 3H7

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