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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

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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 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

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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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  • World Skills Pink Shirt day 2017

    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 9, 2017

      Use the Eventbrite link to register!  

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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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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