Author: Ledianis Rivero Sosa

Hundreds Flood Hiring Fair at Ottawa Conference and Event Centre

  World Skills Employment Centre held a job fair with over 200 clients in attendance. There was a lineup at the registration desk where services were offered in English, French and Arabic.  The turnout was fantastic and exceeded our expectations. At one point, the floor was so full, people had to squeeze past one another

Partnership is the Thread to the Industrial Sewing Project

  The Industrial Sewing Project is a partnership between Immigrant Women Services Ottawa (IWSO), Taggart Family YMCA/YWCA, The City of Ottawa, World Skills, and Make Sew Create, an Ottawa-based industrial sewing training centre. The Industrial Sewing Project is the result of outreach efforts as well as connecting with newcomers, employers, and listening to the needs

WIN-WIN – Hiring Great People for Great Jobs

This summer, when Trade Facilitation Office Canada (TFO Canada) needed to quickly hire experienced project managers with expertise in international trade and development in developing countries for newly-funded programs, it found them at World Skills Employment Centre. In fact, they found two! And both in record time. TFO Canada and World Skills are natural partners.

General Strategies to Successfuly Incorporate International Trained Talent into Workplace

  In our previous newsletter, we highlighted some successful strategies to effectively recruit, on-board an retain newcomer talent. In today’s blog post, we would like to introduce five successful strategies for incorporating international talent into your workplace that we hope will serve as a “stepping stones” for ongoing discussion in your workplace: Post jobs through World Skills Employment

World Skills’ Executive Director, Mengistab Tsegaye, presented with #OC150 Award!

  Our Executive Director, Mengistab Tsegaye, has been recognized for his commitment and passion, and for the difference he makes in the lives of newcomers. The Honourable Yasir Naqvi, MPP Ottawa Centre, presented Mengis with the #OC150 Award which recognizes “50 women, 50 men and 50 youth working to build our community.” Congratulations, Mengis! Your leadership is