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World Skills Summer Event. Team building at its best.

July 17, 2017

Team building is defined as: The action or process of causing a group of people to work together effectively as a team, especially by means of activities and events designed to increase motivation and promote cooperation. (Taken from a Google search). And this is exactly what happened last Friday July 14, 2017! World Skills celebrated […]

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Launch of Mentorship Program – Non Profit Employer Engagement Project

July 13, 2017

Are you a non profit employer? World Skills Employment Centre would like to invite you / your organization to participate in its first Mentorship Program for the non-profit sector on September 2017, at the 123 Slater Street, from 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.  This initiative is part of our Non Profit Employer Engagement Project, which was […]

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Internship Opportunities with Non Profit Employer Engagement Project

July 13, 2017

World Skills Employment Centre is seeking partnerships with non profit employers to provide internship opportunities for newcomers.  This initiative is part of the Non Profit Employer Engagement Project, which is funded by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. The objective of the internship program is to create an active engagement between newcomer professionals and employers […]

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Roadmap to Employment. Celebrating Success.

July 07, 2017

Last night we held the first event to celebrate the successes of the Roadmap to Employment Program (RTE) at World Skills. We’d like to thank everyone who has touched this program; because of your intervention, guidance, expertise and commitment to helping newcomers find employment, we have changed lives, sped up the integration time and helped to heal spirits. […]

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Welcoming Ottawa Week – LinkedIn Photo with Algonquin College Photography Program

June 30, 2017

World Skills would like to say a special thank you to the Algonquin College Photography Program, especially Nyamulola Kambanji, Jason Machinski, Micheal Bowie, Denine Wrixon, Tracy Byers Reid, Ryan McCosham and all photography students and alumni for collaborating with us to host a Welcoming Ottawa Week (WOW) activity – LinkedIn Profiles. We chose to do […]

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Cross Cultural Training Workshop for Employers in the Non Profit Sector

June 30, 2017

Are you a Non Profit Employer? If so, you and your staff may be interested in this participating in this workshop. A Shared Dialogue: Navigating Across Cultures for Positive Business Communication and Productivity   Date:  September 12, 2017 Venue: 123 Slater Street, sixth Floor Time:  2 – 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. With Canada’s […]

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Cultural Differences and Challenges in Cross-cultural Communication

May 29, 2017

Magdalene Cooman, Director of Employer Engagement from World Skills Employment Centre, delivered the cross-cultural training session at the TD VISMIN-WORLD SKILLS Mentorship Program launch event.  Her presentation focused on an introduction to culture and cultural differences, challenges in cross cultural communication, and understanding cultures through one of the culture modes by Hofestede. Through the interactive […]

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7th Annual TD VISMIN-WORLD SKILLS Mentorship Program

May 01, 2017

On April 21, 2017, World Skills Employment Centre and TD VISMIN Group launched the 7th Annual Mentorship Program. Twenty-three newcomer mentees were matched with twenty-three mentors from TD Canada. The program started in 2011 and to date, 117 newcomer mentees have benefited from it and 85 mentors from TD have supported the mentees. Each year, over […]

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World Skills Employment Centre Recognized at the VOscars 2017

April 27, 2017

  MEDIA RELEASE World Skills Employment Centre won the Leadership in Volunteer Diversity Award at the VOscars 2017.   OTTAWA – On April 26, World Skills Employment Centre was the recipient of the Leadership in Volunteer Diversity Award at the VOscars, 2017. On what was a very exciting night at City Hall, long-standing World Skills’ […]

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Launch of the Ottawa Non-Profit Employer Engagement Project

March 31, 2017

PRESS RELEASE World Skills Employment Centre will support non profit organizations to enhance their capacity to attract and retain new talent, while assisting internationally trained professionals to compete successfully for positions in the non profit sector.   Ottawa, March 31st, 2017 – World Skills Employment Centre is excited to receive funding from the Ministry of […]

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