Employment Assistance Services

Employment Assistance Services | Portage Learning and Literacy Centre

We offer direct one-on-one support with job searches, writing resumes and cover letters, and job interview preparation, in addition to hosting regular workshops on a variety of job search and employment readiness tips.

The Employment Assistance Services program is funded by the Government of Manitoba through the department of Jobs and the Economy. The goal of this program is to assist clients to prepare for, find and retain jobs by providing short-term employment preparation services. These services are offered to allow for participants to become self-sufficient in executing employment searches and be successful in securing meaningful employment opportunities.

The Employment Consultant at the PLLC provides the following services FREE of charge:

  • Master/target resume development
  • Cover letter assistance
  • Career coaching/employment counseling
  • Employable skills identification
  • Job search assistance – tips on accessing the hidden job market, networking
  • Support with preparing for interviews, including mock interviews
  • Help with filling out online applications or with emailing applications
  • Facilitation of workshops covering all areas listed above

If you have any questions or would like to sign up for a workshop, contact our Employment Consultant at: 204-857-6304 (ext. 223) or [email protected]

Below is the schedule of workshops offered for Winter/Spring 2017:

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Upcoming Events

May
2
Tue
6:00 pm ESL Conversation Circles in Notr... @ Centre Dom-Benoit
ESL Conversation Circles in Notr... @ Centre Dom-Benoit
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Do you want to practice English and make new friends? We are offering volunteer-run Conversation Circles/Tutorial sessions to help you learn and practice English and meet new people in the community of Notre Dame de Lourdes and surrounding areas. For more information, contact our office at 204-857-6304 ext. 268.
6:30 pm ESL Classes (Stage 1 & Stage 2) @ Portage Learning & Literacy Centre
ESL Classes (Stage 1 & Stage 2) @ Portage Learning & Literacy Centre
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes – Stage 1 (CLB 1-4) & Stage 2 (CLB 5-8) are held at the Portage Learning and Literacy Centre on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Classes are instructor-led and involve volunteers to provide additional one-on-one support for learners. For more information or to register (continuous intake throughout the year), please contact ... Read More
May
4
Thu
6:30 pm ESL Classes (Stage 1 & Stage 2) @ Portage Learning & Literacy Centre
ESL Classes (Stage 1 & Stage 2) @ Portage Learning & Literacy Centre
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes – Stage 1 (CLB 1-4) & Stage 2 (CLB 5-8) are held at the Portage Learning and Literacy Centre on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Classes are instructor-led and involve volunteers to provide additional one-on-one support for learners. For more information or to register (continuous intake throughout the year), please contact ... Read More
May
8
Mon
6:00 pm Newcomer Event – Climbing Wall @... @ Central Plains RecPlex
Newcomer Event – Climbing Wall @... @ Central Plains RecPlex
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
All of our newcomer clients and volunteers are invited to join us at Western Manitoba’s largest climbing wall and have fun with your family and friends! Try some climbing then have a snack from the RecPlex canteen. Please let us know if you are planning to come, and we will coordinate rides leaving from PLLC at 5:30pm on Monday, May 8th. ... Read More
May
9
Tue
6:00 pm ESL Conversation Circles in Notr... @ Centre Dom-Benoit
ESL Conversation Circles in Notr... @ Centre Dom-Benoit
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Do you want to practice English and make new friends? We are offering volunteer-run Conversation Circles/Tutorial sessions to help you learn and practice English and meet new people in the community of Notre Dame de Lourdes and surrounding areas. For more information, contact our office at 204-857-6304 ext. 268.