The YWCA Career Moves 55-64 Program

Entering the job market later in life can be exhilarating – but it can also be intimidating. If you’re age 55-64 and looking for new employment, this program will assist and support you in a group setting that teaches effective job search strategies, provides new confidence, and keeps you motivated. You will:

  • Create an employment action plan
  • Market your skills and experience
  • Develop competitive job search documents
  • Prepare for your next interview
  • Connect with employers
  • Enhance your computer skills

To find out if the program is right for you, consider the following:

  • Am I available to attend sessions Monday-Friday for twelve weeks?
  • Do I have a job goal?
  • Am I committed to finding work?
  • Am I ready to start work right away?
  • Am I or will I be between the ages of 55 and 64 years of age during the program?

During each session participants receive 30 hours of programming per week for twelve weeks (six weeks instruction with hybrid learning and six weeks work experience)

Participants may be eligible for the Provincial Education and Training Incentive (ETI).

 

If you have any questions regarding the Career Moves 55-64 Program please contact Program Coordinator Joel Corbett at:

Phone: 306-986-2883

Email: jcorbett@ywcasaskatoon.com

Career Moves 55-64 Program Application

YWCA Saskatoon’s Career Moves 55-64 program is a Targeted Initiative for Older Workers (TIOW). It is a program designed for increasing the employability of workers aged 55-64.  The program is fully funded and there is no cost to the participant. This 12-week program consists of 6 weeks in classroom (online instruction, individual supports and activities) and a 6 week non-paid work placement.

Applicants MUST be able to commit to 30 hours of training per week. Please note that some employers and training facilities may require proof of vaccination to enter premises. We will reach out to those candidates selected for an interview. Thank you for your interest in our program.

Cohort 17 runs from September 26th, 2022 to December 16th, 2022.

Deadline for applications is September 19th, 2022.

Apply below!

“Staff was very supportive and I appreciated all the encouragement they have offered while in my training in the Career Moves 55-64.”

Participant, Cohort 16