Fort Nelson Employment Services Inc. offers a variety of free workshops to meet your employment needs. Whether you need to learn the skills to get hired, need assistance exploring options, or want to simply work on the basics, we have the workshop for you! As everyone has a different approach to learning, we offer workshops face-to-face or virtually to best suit your needs!
Pathways is a 12-week, full-time employment training program that includes training, job search supports, industry-specific certifications, work clothing and hiring incentives for employment. Participants may be eligible for a $350 per week living stipend!
Who can apply?
Candidates must be:
- 16 years of age or older.
- Reside in Fort St. John or the surrounding area.
- Be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident or protected person legally entitled to work in Canada.
- Participants must identify two or more challenges such as housing instability, lack of work experience or Canadian work experience, lack of a support network, justice involvement, mental health and/or addiction challenges, literacy challenges, low self-esteem, low income, or identify as a youth at risk, older worker or survivor of violence and abuse.
Want to learn more?
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality test, typically based on psychological attributes and is used to determine differing strengths and types of personalities in a workplace or other settings.
Work Personality Index (WPI)
The WPI Select Report is designed to help guide personnel selection decisions. Measuring 17 personality traits, the Select Report provides a comprehensive assessment of candidates’ work personalities.
Work Personality (WPI) Job Match
Matching people with positions has never been easier. This convenient and flexible system allows you to customize the WPI for different occupations in your organization.
Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES)
The Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES) assessment measures three important Essential Skills; reading text, document use, and numeracy. TOWES assesses how skills are applied to solve problems or complete tasks. Results will indicate if current skills can be applied to complete basic, intermediate, or advanced workplace tasks.
Personality Dimensions® is based on a foundation of solid research; it gives you a better understanding of yourself, your strengths, values, needs, and how you perceive the world. But it is not just about ourselves; it is also about knowing how to appreciate and respect differences by recognizing the contributions and strengths everyone brings with them.
Personality Dimensions in the workplace workshops can include:
- Conflict Management, Leadership Development, Team Building, Work/Life Balance
- Career Dimensions focuses on your work preferences. This assessment helps you explore various work environments in which you are most comfortable by examining various areas, including the natural talents you bring to work, your values, major job stressors, work philosophy, and definition of success.
Want to know how an interview works, and what you should do to prepare for one? Learn more about the different types of interviews, as well as what kinds of questions that may be asked by employers and how to answer them.
Are you wondering where the jobs are? Do you want to learn more about understanding the Fort Nelson job market, different approaches to job searching, and working on your job search skills? Get ready to rev up your job search.
Need a resume and don’t know where to start? This workshop helps you create an attention-grabbing resume that is clear and concise to get the attention of the employer and that uses techniques and styles that are best for displaying your own individual skills and experiences.
Learn how to create an effective cover letter that will enhance your resume and improve your chances of finding employment.
Labour Market/Career Research
Not sure what’s available for work and what’s going on in Fort Nelson? This workshop will provide you with tools and resources for Labour Market Information on current job openings and future trends for Fort Nelson, the Northeast, and the province.
Using Internet and Email for Job Search
Many jobs these days require you to find jobs online and submit your resumes by email – but do you know how to do this? Learn how to do an effective online job search and also how social media may enhance or hinder your job search.
Effective Workplace Behaviour
Your cover letter, resume, and interview skills are fantastic; however, do you have a challenging time maintaining employment once you start a job? This workshop focuses on learning about workplace expectations and understanding how to fit in the organization’s culture – plus strategies to keep your job. Staying employed is work!
Disclosing Disability in your Job Search
It is always stressful seeking employment; however, for those with disabilities there is added stress when it comes to deciding on when and how to disclose a disability to a prospective employer. This workshop will help you with choices for disclosure, accommodations/legal rights and understanding potential stigma.
This workshop includes the basics of how and what to include in a personal budget. You learn the basics of how to save money and strategies on how to cut down on personal spending.
Many jobs today require computer skills. For those who lack training in computers it can seem intimidating to find a job or apply for one! Let us teach you the basics of a computer, from turning one on to navigating the web we have you covered!
Effective Problem-Solving in the Workplace
Problem-solving is a key skill that is assessed by many hiring managers. Problem-solving skills are necessary for every role and industry. Knowing what problem-solving skills you need and how to use them can make you an ideal candidate and employee!
More people are encountering stress and overwork. While some stress is actually good for you because it inspires you to meet life’s challenges, excess stress can cause negative impacts on both your work and personal life. This workshop will give you the tools and techniques needed to manage stress proactively and effectively.
Effective communication skills are one of the top-rated skills that employers look for in job candidates. The ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, managers, and customers are essential, no matter what occupation you are in. Excellent communication skills in the workplace can eliminate conflict and promote better personal performance. Let us help you gain effective communication skills and learn techniques to adapt your communication style.