Focus on jobs and training
There are hundreds of jobs available in the region, most, obviously, requiring specialized skills or training, however, a lot of entry jobs are available where you could show your skills and get a shot at advancement. The numerous activities organized for the fourth year by the Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi of the Memphremagog MRC this month, starting next Wednesday, will give you the chance to find a new job.
Plus, participants will be able to find out about the numerous learning opportunities that are available; often someone doesn’t even know that he has the skills for a certain job. This month- long event is the best place to start and, for once, there are a lot of English activities available in Magog, Stanstead and Mansonville.
Sherbrooke nurse Julia Eldrige, who is from Mansonville herself, is “supporting a program that supported me” and will guide the April 6th bilingual ‘Choice for the Future’ activity.
Some events are specifically directed at Englishspeaking job seekers. “Since our MRC has many English speakers, we are pleased to welcome Job Links as a partner this year,” said Josée Boily, Director of the CJE Memphrémagog. “Job Links will be offering job interview simulations as well as participating in the popular English-language Job Seekers’ Breakfast hosted again this year by CEDEC.”
“Also new this year, we will have a conference on mental health at work organized by Trav-action. In short there is something special for everyone!”
Activities in English start with the Job Seekers Breakfast at the Memphremagog Community Learning Centre at Princess Elizabeth School, in st. It is a free breakfast (roundtable format) in a pleasant atmosphere featuring information that will make job seeking and the return to school easier, introduction to employment and training services provided by onsite representatives from local organizations.
On the 28th, in Stanstead at the CLSC, will be held a group session on how to prepare for a job interview: participants must bring their résumé and the job offer they chose. He or she will then meet two job interviewers and proceed to answer the interview questions in English. Interviewers will provide feed-back on his or her performance. The same activity will be repeated on April 2nd th.
On the 8th, Choices for the Future will be held in Stanstead. This will be an interactive and information activity in English on vocational trade opportunities with the vocational centre in Lennoxville. This activity will target the youth from Phelps Helps but it is also open to all high school students from Stanstead and the area.
th, in the Molson Coors Room at the Pat Burns Arena in Stanstead, the Business people meeting opportunity provides employers from Stanstead with the opportunity to meet and learn more about services available on recruitment and retention of the workforce, job creation and job sustainability.
it’s the big event: the job fair in a speed dating format. Job seekers of all ages are encouraged - view with employers from the Memphrémagog MRC to fill the many positions available in various sectors of activities. Accessible to all: a “job wall” on which many employment opportunities will be posted. Attend the conference on “How to Take Back Control of Your Job Search”: Most job seekers apply to job opportunities they found through the newspaper or the Internet. - municated this way. The hidden job market comprises so how can they be found? At École secondaire de la to 4 p.m.
You can get easy access to the English program here: