MH Enterprises rolls out Workplace Training program
MH En terprises ha s a t ool t o help those in need to secure lasting employment.
The employment service office in Drumheller is onc e again able to off er t he Workplace Training Program. Workplace training coordinator Sagan Gordon says this tool is effective.
“So far most have led to the employer r etaining t he indiv idual. We do check in after 90 days and then 180 days, and so far our success rate has been very good,” said Gordon.
She explains the program helps to g ive em ployees a chanc et o prove t hemselves and ge t s ome on the job training.
“It i s a sk ill de velopment pr ogram f or unem ployed indiv iduals.
What it does is allows individuals to gain skills and expertise on the j ob. This ma y b e a j ob t hey could do, b ased on t heir personality, they just ma y not ha ve the work e xperience or e ducation level,” explains Gordon. “We off- set that for an employer by offering some wage reimbursement.”
Basically, if you have an individual you t hink would b e great for the j ob, but t hey don’t ne cessarily have all the skills or education, but are a r eally good fit f or your organization, we would de termine if t hey were eligible for the Workplace Training Program.
We put together a training plan for t hat indiv idual t hat include s $1,500 in shor t c ourse f unding, and t hen t hey would en ter in to full-time em ployment w ith t hat employer.”
The training c an la st up t o 26 weeks where the program can of- fer up t o 70 p er cent wage reimbursement. There is also a threeweek option, which is 100 p er cent wage reimbursement.
She sa ys the programs rolled out by t he gover nment ar e supportive.
“They ar e tr ying t o ge t pr ograms p eople c an us e t hat ar e valuable and le ad t o long- term employment. That is wh y Workplace Training is so good, because it g ives t hem t he sk ills and ge ts them traine d t o t he p oint t hey become v aluable a ssets t o t hat company and st art t heir c areer,” said Gordon.