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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Employment Readiness Program

The Employment Readiness Program is a series of workshops designed to teach students practical job readiness skills and skills for navigating the workplace with success. Students who attend the workshop series will have access to additional one-on-one peer support with an Employment Peer Coach who can help address career-related concerns. All students are invited to register and attend.


Introduction and self-assessment

This workshop aims to introduce you to the Employment Readiness Program and understand the structure of the program. Participate in a self-assessment to learn about your interests, values and skills and how these can influence your career choices.


This workshop is geared towards training you on how to speak to employers. Learn how successful networking can benefit you in your job search and help you connect with employers.

Speed networking

This practice session will allow you to apply the learnings from the previous workshop and practice networking skills in a practical environment.


This workshop provides you with the best methods and approaches to ace an interview. Be prepared to tackle any questions and learn how to leave a positive lasting impression.

Speed interviewing

This practice session will provide you with the opportunity to practice previously learned interview techniques.

Handling your emotions

This interactive workshop is aimed at providing students with the skills to navigate difficult conversations or emotionally stressful situations at the workplace.

Communicating your needs

This workshop focuses on how to assimilate well into a team. We will go over work etiquette, dress, and how to communicate your needs so that you will feel more comfortable at the workplace.


If you have any questions about the Employment Readiness Program, please contact