MH En­ter­prises rolls out Work­place Train­ing pro­gram

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

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.

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