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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 With Canada’s growing diverse population, it is increasingly likely you will encounter someone from a different culture who has a different
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
7th Annual TD VISMIN-WORLD SKILLS Mentorship Program
May 1, 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
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’
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
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
Hacking Diversity in Ottawa Not-for-Profits
February 9, 2017
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Celebrating the Clients of SOPA (Settlement Online Pre-Arrival) on its 1st Year!
December 6, 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
World Skills on the Web!_November 22, 2016
November 23, 2016
Starting from Zero There were only so many things the Internet could have prepared Alaa for before his arrival in Ottawa in January, 2016 – the shock of blistering cold temperatures and knee-deep piles of snow didn’t make the list. But as a refugee of the Syrian crisis, the shock could not be matched
One Young World Summit 2016
October 3, 2016
World Skills Employment Centre was delighted to host a dinner for seven participants from the One Young World Summit 2016! Delegates came from India, Brazil, Paris, London, Quebec City and Australia. It was a pleasure to listen to the voices of these youth and learn how this summit is impacting and influencing their minds in
Our Workplace Language Training program is changing!
September 29, 2016
At World Skills we listen to our clients’ needs and strive to provide the most up-to-date and relevant workplace language skills. We are very happy to announce some important changes thanks to your feedback! Our Oral Communication Skills for Professionals course and our Writing for Professional Purposes courses have now been combined into one course.