Employment Training Programs

For Newcomers

Employment Training Programs at Newcomer Connections help newcomers to prepare for their first job in Saint John. There are three elements to the programs: employment language training, employment preparation training and employer contact.

Sector Specific Employment Language Training Programs

Sector Specific Employment Language Training programs offer newcomers the opportunity to build their language skills and prepare for the workplace. Each program focuses on a different sector so that students get the specific language and training they need to succeed.

SSELT programs are usually eight to 12 weeks in length. Classes are typically offered every day, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Some examples of our Sector Specific Training include hospitality, child care, finance and accounting, and facilities maintenance and housekeeping. New in 2018 is the Professional Truck Driver Training, offered in partnership with NBCC and the New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour.

Newcomer Employment Training Programs

For more information contact:

Sue Hemmings

Sue Hemmings | Employment Programs Team Lead  | 634-4937 | s.hemmings@saintjohny.ca

Employment Programs Schedule
Skill Launch New Brunswick

Skills Launch is an employability program for young adult newcomers between the ages of 18-29. The program runs full time for 10 months, and prepares participants for transition into the labour force.

By participating in Skills Launch, newcomers take steps toward their career goals, and prepare for educational and business paths. The program allows participants to explore different career options at NBCC before attending 10 weeks of Workplace Essential Skills.

Part of the Skills Launch program includes 26 weeks in a job placement, which provides valuable hands-on work experience for the participants.

The program offers streams in different career fields:

  • Health and human services: personal support worker, nurse, pharmacy technician, and early childhood educator.
  • Hospitality, sales and service: server, chef/cook, customer, cashier and customer service, and travel advisor tour guide.
  • Construction and trades: auto mechanics, carpentry, electrician and construction worker.

For more information contact:

Jiaojiao Meng

JiaoJiao Meng | Skills Launch Coordinator | Office: 506-634-4872 | Cell: 506-651-6104 | skillslaunch@saintjohny.ca

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