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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

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.

Workshops

Register

Speed networking

Tuesday, February 27 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

In this interactive session, students will get the chance to ask questions and connect with alumni and industry experts.

Interviewing

Tuesday, March 5 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

In this interactive session, students will get the chance to ask questions and connect with alumni and industry experts.

Speed interviewing

Tuesday, March 12 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Skills learned from the previous workshop will be used to practice interview questions in a round-robin format.

Fitting in the workplace

Tuesday, March 19 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Proper etiquette and expectations in the workplace are discussed in this workshop where students will learn how to best start a new position.

Conflict resolution

Tuesday, March 26 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Our final workshop will focus on how to successfully and safely diffuse conflict at the workplace, and learn measures to avoid miscommunication.

If you have any questions about the Employment Readiness Program, please contact employmentreadiness@ontariotechu.ca.