Futureworx Truro Campus

Our Truro Campus is a provincially funded, community based program which assists individuals in overcoming obstacles to securing and maintaining employment.  We offer a wide variety of vocational, and industry focused training programs aligned with the demands of the labour market; we provide short-term employability and technical skills training.

Our programs are tailored to respond to the specific recruitment demands of local industry, linking job seekers to employers. All Futureworx programs offer a unique, blended approach to training that combines technical, employability and essential skills instruction and development.

 


Continuing Care Assistant (CCA)

The Continuing Care Assistant program trains participants to provide client care with home support agencies, in long term care facilities, as well as in acute care settings. Learning to care for an individual’s home environment, their meal preparation, and specific personal care procedures are components of this training.

Four clinical work practicums provide each trainee with on the job training. This practical portion of the Continuing Care Assistant program, will take place in relevant and appropriate care facilities, providing students with the opportunity to put into practice the skills, knowledge and training they acquire.

A brief overview of the curriculum includes the following areas of focus:

  • Personal Development
  • Introduction to OH&S
  • Pain Management
  • Sexually and Aging
  • Aspects of Gerontology
  • Liabilities/Responsibilities
  • Infection Control
  • Diabetic Nutrition & Special Diets
  • Physiotherapy for the Elderly
  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s/Depression
  • Care of Hearing Aids
  • Food Handlers
  • Elder Abuse
  • Palliative care
  • Foot care
  • First Aid & CPR
  • WHMIS
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Gentle Persuasion Techniques
  • Recreation for the Elderly

Hospitality/Food Services

Hospitality/Food Services provides trainees with an orientation to entry level positions in the hospitality and food service industry.

A brief overview of the curriculum includes the following areas of focus:

  • Prevention of food poisoning
  • Kitchen Safety
  • Proper Food Storage
  • Food Budgeting
  • Nutrition
  • Public Relations
  • Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Cleaning, menu planning
  • Counter/Cafeteria Service
  • Daily Sales Reports
  • Worldhost Training
  • Food Safety Training
  • Interpretation of Recipes
  • Waiter/Waitressing
  • Operation of Cash Registers
  • Food Preparation
  • Catering Services
  • WHMIS
  • OH&S

Environmental Services

Environmental Services provides individuals with marketable skills in the field of environmental services and light building maintenance. This encompasses a curriculum that includes modern and relevant methods and procedures. In addition, all participants receive practical work experience in the field.

A brief overview of the curriculum includes the following areas of focus:

  • Floor cleaning and resurfacing
  • Proper chemical maintenance of various surfaces
  • Proper use of power equipment
  • Reliability and professional public response
  • Light electrical and plumbing work
  • Painting and wall repair
  • General building repairs
  • WorldHost
  • WHMIS
  • OH&S

Work Experience & Job Shadowing

When ready, participants will spend six weeks working for a local business or organization in a work experience or job shadowing capacity. This work placement accomplishes the following outcomes for participants who are seeking meaningful employment: an opportunity to prove themselves to a prospective employer, and ability to increase job skills and self-confidence, an opportunity to solidify their training and to obtain a current and positive employment reference.


Personal Development/Academic Upgrading

Trainees participate in their chosen work exposure module: Hospitality Food Services, Environmental Services, Continuing Care modules. Participants also complete a Personal Development module and a personalized Academic/ Essential Skills module.

The Personal Development module is designed to help participants develop the skills needed to address personal and professional barriers to employment. Topics covered in this module include: Self Esteem/Self Confidence, Healthy Relationships, Team Building, Problem Solving, Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Stress Management as well as Resume and Cover Letters and Interview Skills.

In the Academic/ Essential Skills module, an individualized plan is developed by the participant and academic instructor to meet their specific learning needs. The plan can focus on essential skills in reading, writing and mathematics and/or applied skills such as computer literacy. Participants who wish to can use this time to prepare for their GED examination.

To assist trainees in developing and meeting goals related to their objectives, regular sessions with an assigned Counselor are scheduled throughout the Futureworx program.


Next Steps and Contact Information

To register or for more information call 902-895-2837 or text us at 902-890-4427.

We are happy to accommodate private tour bookings for potential participants and other service providers.

 

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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Stop by the Truro Mall this afternoon and say hello to our staff, Aaron & Tara.Futureworx is here today to help anyone looking to fine tune or create a resume, plan a career or upgrade their skills! Pop by for a free consult! These guys are super awesome and super helpful!! ... See MoreSee Less
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Today was the first of the two-day Skills Canada / Compétences Canada National Competition 2022 in Vancouver. Randy, our CEO is the host of the Skills for Success Talks. Todays features included the Celebrity Panel and How Skills for Success can help you adapt to evolving work environments. ... See MoreSee Less
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We are THRILLED to be presenting at Skills Canada / Compétences Canada National Competition 2022 in Vancouver!This two day event happening May 26 & 27 has over 300 competitors on site and 200 competitors virtually. Our very own CEO, Randy Lindsay will be a guest on the Skills for Success stage ~ Skills for Success Talks. You can check out Skills/Competencies Canada’s YouTube channel to see the event livestream. ... See MoreSee Less
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Next week Sonya Chisholm ~ Career Practitioner with our Truro Nova Scotia Works Cenre will be at The Lotus Centre providing more information about the full array of employment services we offer.For more information, contact the centre!Join us Thursday, June 2nd at The Lotus Center for the chance to learn more about the opportunities through Nova Scotia Works.Sonya Chisholm-Career Practitioner from Futureworx /Nova Scotia Works will be joining us to talk about Nova Scotia Works services and to assist you in answering your questions around career opportunities, training and so much more between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PMSonya is a certified Career Development Practitioner and holds a Case Management designation certification as well. She has been in the Career development field for 8 years and have been in the human services/non-profit field for 17 years. Sonya enjoys spending time outside in the woods near water, fishing with her husband and hanging out with her 2 beautiful German shepherds. She likes connecting and meeting new people; and is very passionate about career development and helping others in our community. ... 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

Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm