It can be very difficult to tap into a new industry when you don’t have any experience.
But it’s very POSSIBLE when you’ve got the right people behind you.
“I got laid off from my company after many years of service. The company was downsizing and they had to unfortunately lay off staff. This left me with an uncertainty on what I was going to do for the future. I went into Community Employment Service to speak to someone about what I can do, the help I can get, and how do I explore other avenues. After meeting with the Employment Specialist, I was really interested in a program called Second Career. It was a program that would assist in paying for retraining in a field that had a good outlook. I decided to do a Pre-Apprenticeship for Plumbing where I would also get my Gas 3 license. After training, I found I was still out of a job. I had been in contact with my Employment Specialist who suggested I return to the office, but I ended up finding a position. This position ended up being a casual position that was not bringing in enough money in order to support my family. I returned to Community Employment Service for some more assistance. My Employment Specialist, Tammy, talked to me about placement supports and how it could be used to market me to an employer and assist with bringing me aboard with no work experience. We started cold calling and on the second employer we secured an interview. I have been at Reliance Home Comfort working in my field and gaining a great amount of experience for a few months now and look forward to my future with this company.”
– Brad, Employment Service Client