For the sixth consecutive year, Community Resource Service – Community Employment Service will continue to provide the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers (TIOW) program. The Program is a joint initiative of the Federal and Provincial governments.
Beginning in 2010, TIOW was piloted in at‐risk communities to provide Employment Assistance Services and Employability Improvement. The activities were developed to help unemployed workers aged 55 to 64 integrate back into the work force. While many older job seekers face real and perceived barriers in seeking employment for example; personal loss of self‐esteem/worth, ageism, outdated skills, challenging labour market, low or dated education, etc. Candidates who meet eligibility and suitability requirements commit to at least 25 hours per week for a total of eight weeks of Employment Assistance and Employability Improvement Activities including: Career Exploration; Coaching; Résumé Writing; Job Search and Interview Techniques; Networking; Vocational and/or Learning Assessments; Basic Skills Upgrading; Specific Skills Training Targeted to Identified or Anticipated Labour Market Demands; Employer‐Based Work Experience; Employment Placement Opportunities; Preparation for Self‐Employment; Mentoring, and more.
While many participants enter the program feeling discouraged, isolated and rejected, they complete the program with an increased sense of self‐confidence and self‐awareness; a greater understanding of how to apply career building and networking techniques to their job search; and an understanding of the current labour market and how it impacts on the achievement of employment goals. These outcomes all contribute positively to the main goal – employment success.
Job seekers are encouraged to come in and begin the process through the ‘Invest – Engage – Success’ approach to overcome their employment challenges in a friendly, welcoming, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment.
Come and meet us at 230 Shellard Lane units 3&4, Brantford, ON or call 519 751 4357