SCCC Em­ploy­ment Tran­si­tions pro­gram

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The first in­take of Small­wood Cres­cent Com­mu­nity Cen­tre’s Em­ploy­ment Tran­si­tions pro­gram in Marys­town grad­u­ated last month.

The pro­gram, which is con­ducted in part­ner­ship with the Depart­ment of Ad­vanced Ed­u­ca­tion and Skills, is specif­i­cally de­signed to tar­get sin­gle par­ents liv­ing on the Burin Penin­sula who are on in­come sup­port or are non-ei el­i­gi­ble and al­low them the op­por­tu­nity to bet­ter their lives and that of their chil­dren.

It also fo­cuses on in­creas­ing their self-con­fi­dence and self-es­teem while as­sist­ing them in se­cur­ing and main­tain­ing em­ploy­ment.

Pro­gram par­tic­i­pants un­dergo seven weeks of in-class train­ing and a two-week in­tense job search while be­ing fos­tered by the co­or­di­na­tor and fa­cil­i­ta­tor. Upon com­ple­tion, they be­come el­i­gi­ble for a work­ing in­come sup­ple­ment that per­mits them to ob­tain additional earn­ings dur­ing their em­ploy­ment.

In­di­vid­u­als in­ter­ested in tak­ing part in the next in­take for the pro­gram, which takes place in mid-jan­uary, can call An­drea Love­less at Small­wood Cres­cent Com­mu­nity Cen­tre at 279-3643 to fur­ther dis­cuss the de­tails.

Photo Sub­mit­ted

The first in­take for Small­wood Cres­cent Com­mu­nity Cen­tre’s Em­ploy­ment Tran­si­tions pro­gram, which is con­ducted in part­ner­ship with the Depart­ment of Ad­vanced Ed­u­ca­tion and Skills, have grad­u­ated. Front row (from left): Diane Slaney, An­drea Love­less...

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