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. Pathways to employment programs offer short term courses that allow Newcomers learn the language to challenge certifications like the Driver’s License test, food safety certificate, babysitting, among others.

Newcomer Employment Training Programs

For more information contact:

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

Employment Programs Schedule

Skills Launch

Skills Launch is an employability program that 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.

Part of the Skills Launch program includes 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.
  • Information Technology: computer technician, cyber security, information system analyst, web designer and developers.
  • Supply Chain and Warehousing: logistics coordinator, inventory officer, scheduler and dispatchers.

For more information contact:

Kathryn Meredith | Skills Launch Adult Project Coordinator

Office: (506) 634-4872 | Cell: (506) 349-6291 | k.meredith@saintjohny.ca

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Skills Launch Youth Program

Skills Launch Youth Program is for young adult newcomers between the ages of 18-29. The program runs full time for 10 months.

The program allows participants to explore different career options by attending 10 weeks of Workplace Essential Skills. Part of the Skills Launch program includes 26 weeks in a job placement for the participants.

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Skills Launch Adult Program

Skills Launch Adult is a 6 month program for adult newcomers who are 30 years of age and older.

The program allows participants to practice workplace communication, resume building, interview skills and explore different career options during their 8 weeks of Workplace Essential Skills. Part of the Skills Launch program includes 16 weeks in a job placement, which provides valuable hands-on work experience for the participants.

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Pre-employment services

 

We offer pre-employment services for newcomers helping them setting up an employment action plan and helping them develop the resources they need to start their job search journey. Our services include: resume building, interview prep, job search strategies, and referrals to resources in the community.

Join our WhatsApp group and stay up to date with our offerings and job opportunities in the community.

For more information contact:

Karla Marticorena | Employment Liaison | k.marticorena@saintjohny.ca

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