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NEEP Workshop #1 for Employers

June 12, 2017

Non Profit Employer Engagement Project A Shared Dialogue: Navigating Across Cultures for Positive Business Communication and Productivity Date:  June 27, 2017 Venue: 123 Slater Street, sixth Floor Time:  2 – 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. With Canada’s growing diverse population, it is increasingly likely you will encounter someone from a different culture who has […]

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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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2017 Pink Shirt Day at World Skills Employment Centre

February 22, 2017

We support the workplace anti-bullying campaign! Bullying in the workplace is gaining attention as workplaces become increasingly diverse, attitudes about acceptable behaviour change and the direct and indirect costs of bullying are identified. The Canada Safety Council estimates that bullied employees spend 10 to 52% of their time networking for support. At the same time, […]

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Enhanced Language Training for Entrepreneurs

February 16, 2017

Dragon’s Den at World Skills What an amazing day we had today! As part of the Enhanced Workplace Language Training program, six students from our Entrepreneurs course participated in a simulated “Dragon’s Den” where they pitched their business idea in the form of a presentation to local entrepreneurs and professionals. The goal of these budding […]

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Did You Miss the 1st World Skills Alumni Connections Reunion?

February 10, 2017

“Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.” (Paul J. Meyer) Launch of World Skills’ Alumni Connections Program January 18, 2017 was a special day for World Skills and will be remembered very fondly by those who attended the launch of World Skills’ Alumni Connections Program which was sponsored […]

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Hacking Diversity in Ottawa Not-for-Profits

February 09, 2017

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Celebrating the Clients of SOPA (Settlement Online Pre-Arrival) on its 1st Year!

December 06, 2016

Arrived Prepared in Ontario, Celebrating the Clients of SOPA (Settlement Online Pre-Arrival) on SOPA’s 1st Year! These are exciting times for SOPA (Settlement Online Pre-Arrival) program at World Skills Employment Centre and to the rest of immigrant serving agencies representing SOPA in six provinces across Canada! We’re so proud that we’ve just marked our 1st birthday […]

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