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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. Snacks will be provided, and students who attend this workshop series will be entered to win a $50 pre-paid VISA gift card.

Workshops

The program is limited to 60 people. Registration will be open from January 6 to January 24.

All workshops take place in the Student Life Building, Room 69 (Learning Lab) from 10 a.m. to noon.

Introduction and self-assessment

Friday, January 24

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.

Networking

Friday, January 31

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

Friday, February 7

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

Interviewing

Friday, February 14

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

Friday, February 28

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

Mental health skills in the workplace

Friday, March 6

This workshop provides you with an understanding of effective coping strategies and how to communicate your needs.

Conflict resolution skills of the workplace

Friday, March 13

This workshop provides you with the knowledge of how to respond to conflict effectively and professionally.

Contact studentaccessibility@ontariotechu.ca for more information.

REGISTER FOR THE EMPLOYMENT READINESS PROGRAM