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The Realities of Career Changes


Advocacy, Employment & Learning, YWCA News

When Blaine’s employer issued lay-off notices for a temporary mine shutdown, it was not expected. Blaine was faced with the reality of looking for work. He heard about the YWCA Job Search Program from Labour Market Services. He knew he needed to learn about searching effectively, and wanted to gain skills to open doors for new opportunities.

“I just want to say thanks to the people at the YWCA Employment and Learning Centre for all your help. It’s people like you that give us all hope in finding a new job when we don’t know where to start.

“Thanks to the YWCA, I was able to take the Microsoft Word Level 1 and First Aid Level C courses. The computer lab is a great thing—I was able to access it and send out my resumes to many places, with help from the computer tech. I appreciated the help from the counsellor to redo my resume and land my wholesale job.”

Blaine has since returned to work full-time at the mine and continued to work part-time in his wholesale job.

The YWCA Employment & Learning Centre helps women and men acquire skills and create personal goals for employment.

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