14 Court Street
Truro NS  B2N3H7

Phone: (902) 895-2837 Truro


Job Search Assistance
- Resume Writing
- Cover Letters
- Internet Job Search Access
- Workshops
- Job Development
- Youth Career/Job Search Services
- Career/Employment Counselling
- Fax and Photocopy Services
- Local Newspaper Listing
- Labour Market Information
- Networking
- Self Employment Referrals
- Online Employment Insurance Application
- Resource Library
- Applications for Skill Development Services
- Referrals to Other Services
- Referrals for Persons with Disabilities Workshops

Our Workshop Facilitator delivers employment related workshops such as:
- Resume/Cover Letter Writing
- Interview Techniques
- Networking
- Internet Job Searching
- Personality Dimensions
- Customized Workshops Employment Development

Employment Development Officers assist job ready walk-in clients with:
- Resume/Cover Letters
- Internet Job Search
- Job Referrals and Applications
- Workshop Registration
- Referrals to Enhanced Services Youth Services

The Youth Navigator provides employment services to clients between the ages of 16 - 30:
- Referrals to Specialized Youth Programs and Workshops
- Client/Employer Job Matching

Job Developers and Case Managers provide services to clients and employers.
Client Services:
- Resume/Cover Letters
- Labour Market Information
- Job Search and Job Maintenance Skills
- Case Management Interventions
- Referrals to Career Counsellor

Employer Services:
- Collect Resumes and Matching of Employees
- Access to Wage Subsidy Programs
- Free Local Job Posting Services
- On-site Visits to Local Employers
- Information on Employment Grants

The Career Counsellor assists case-managed clients by
- Providing information on aspects of employment search and career planning
- Administering tools to determine the interests, aptitudes and abilities of clients
- Performing employability assessments, needs determinations and works with client to identify strengths and challenges
- Assessing the need for assistance such as rehabilitation, financial aid or further vocational training and refers clients to the appropriate services

Futureworx specializes in employment assistance programs and services. We are innovative with a proven success record for meeting the ever changing labour

At our Job Search Centre in Elmsdale, we provide resume and cover letter assistance, job search assistance, one-on-one counselling designed to get you back into the workforce, workshops and much more to residents of East Hants and the surrounding area. The centre has also been instrumental in the development of additional enhanced employment services and initiatives that are structured to assist individuals seeking employment

Our centre on Glenwood Drive in Truro provides similar assistance to job seekers (including one-on-one counselling and enhanced services), as well as a unique, blended, approach to training that combines technical, employability and essential skills instruction and development. Current vocational programs include Introduction to Hospitality/Food Services, Introduction to Environmental Services and Continuing Care Assistant.

The Futureworx Development Centre on Court Street in Truro provides Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) services, workshops and a variety of certificate courses for non-certified frontline care providers who are aiming to gain provincial CCA Certification.

Futureworx also provides a variety of training programs at different times and different locations, including:

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) – a 30-hour facilitator led program spread over 10 weeks to assist individuals in identifying, organizing, and describing their lifelong learning experiences which can then be used as a formal document to prove one’s skills and competencies.

Highway to Work – provides three weeks of employability training and industry specific certifications for entry level highway construction positions. The next program offering is expected for February 2013. This program is of no cost to the participant and participants may be eligible to receive a training allowance.

Youthworx - This 20-week program is designed to help youth overcome their barriers to employment through participation in group-based life-skill and employability workshops. This program is intended to be a pre-employment program delivered in a workshop setting which offers participants the opportunity to acquire employability skills to transfer to the workplace, such as team work, communication, and personal development skills including self-esteem and self-reliance. In addition, it provides increased self management skills that are essential in the development of a successful career path which may entail further education or training. There is no cost to participants for this program and participants may be eligible to receive a training allowance.

Lifeworx – This 22-week program is designed to assist older workers (Ages 55+) in preparing for employment and/or self-employment or re-entering the labour force. This program highlights “The Age Advantage: Transition Program for Older Workers”. Participants are given the opportunity to enhance their job search and employability skills, computer skills, and a six-week work placement with local employers. This program is of no cost to the participant and participants may be eligible to receive a training allowance.

Environmental Services Technician (EST) - This six month EST program prepares the individual to work in a wide variety of sectors providing environmental cleaning and infection control services. Much more than janitorial, ESTs work as part of the service delivery team to ensure a comfortable, safe workplace for both coworkers and customers. The EST program can be taken in its general form which targets employment in the education and business sectors, or in its Health form which prepares the EST for work in long term and acute care facilities. Futureworx offers EST training in a full time program, and is developing a certification process for existing environmental service workers that will recognize their prior learning and experience.

Hotel Multi-Disciplinary Services Workers (HMSW) – This six month Futureworx program prepares individuals to enter a growing tourism industry. It provides entry level full-time instruction in environmental services, food services, and customer service for this growing sector.

Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) – This nine month program prepares the individual to enter the health care sector in long term or acute care facilities as a front line care provider. Futureworx offers full time programming, part time programming and a Recognizing Prior Learning approach to obtaining this program credit. This program is generally of no cost to participants but a small nominal fee may apply to some CCA program offerings. Funding assistance may be available to participants if the eligibility criterion is met.

We also offer short and long term customized programs for individuals looking to upgrade their skills and for employers looking to up-skill their existing workforce.

Futureworx offers short-term (30 +hours) and longer-term (six-month +) training programs to assist unemployed individuals who have had difficulty successfully participating in today’s labour force. We offer a unique-holistic approach which focuses on the employability skills employers seek, as well as the essential skills required for today’s job market and provide industry specific training certifications. Our programs have been designed in consultation with employers and industry sectors which ensure graduates have the most current training available as well as provide inside access to a large network of potential employment opportunities. Most of our training programs are offered at no cost to the individual or at a very minimal cost with training allowances or wage subsidies provided. For more information, please contact: 902-843-4290

Futureworx Head Office
14 Court Street, Suite 305
Truro, NS B2N 3H7
Tel: (902) 843-4290
Fax: (902) 843-4294

Our mission is to provide employment opportunities, to recognize potential and develop employment skills.

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