Helping people prepare for work

Face2Face-pageAt the recent Face to Face event in Victoria, potential employees met directly with local employers to enhance their skills through mock interviews.

Following on the success of the first Face to Face event last April, this event again took place at GT Hiring Solutions on November 24, and employers in attendance included: Independent Living Society, McDonald’s, Ottavio Italian Bakery and Delicatessen, Cora Restaurant, Serenity Home Care, Peninsula Coop, RBC, Beacon Community Services, Chapters Indigo, and the Laurel Point inn. Volunteers were in attendance from GT Hiring Solutions, TeenWork, CLBC, Garth Homer, In Focus Services, Island Deaf & Hard of Hearing Association.

The purpose of the event is to build awareness with employers about inclusive employment, and to give participants a chance to practice their skills for the job hunt. Fifteen people CLBC serves participated in the event, with each person having the chance to be interviewed by three different employers, and to get feedback on what worked well and what didn’t during the interviews.

The event was developed by GT Hiring Solutions, and CanAssist’s TeenWork, with support from service providers and CLBC. The goals of Face to Face support the work taking place through the Community Action Employment Plan to help 1,200 more people find and keep work.

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