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 victoria@pllc.ca.

A schedule of workshops offered for Winter/Spring 2018-2019 is coming soon.

Upcoming Events

Aug
18
Sat
12:00 pm Portage Celebrates Diversity! @ Red River College - Portage Campus
Portage Celebrates Diversity! @ Red River College - Portage Campus
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Everyone is invited to join us as we celebrate diversity in Portage la Prairie. This year’s event takes place on RRC Portage Campus green space. More details to come!
Aug
20
Mon
12:00 pm Summer Youth Engagement Program @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Summer Youth Engagement Program @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Our Summer Youth Engagement Program is now divided into two groups: Ages 6 to 8 and Ages 9 to 17. Click the link below for the calendar for the Ages 9 to 17 Group. Calendar_Ages_9_to_17
1:30 pm Conversation Circle @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Conversation Circle @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Aug 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Are you wanting to practice your English while making new friends? Join us for a Conversation Circle at the PLLC every Monday and Wednesday afternoon.
Aug
21
Tue
4:00 pm Summer Youth Engagement Program @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Summer Youth Engagement Program @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Our Summer Youth Engagement Program is now divided into two groups: Ages 6 to 8 and Ages 9 to 17. Click the link below for the calendar for the Ages 6 to 8 Group. Calendar_Ages_6_to_8
7:00 pm Summer Youth Engagement Program @ Splash Island Park
Summer Youth Engagement Program @ Splash Island Park
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Our Summer Youth Engagement Program is now divided into two groups: Ages 6 to 8 and Ages 9 to 17. Click the link below for the calendar for the Ages 9 to 17 Group. Calendar_Ages_9_to_17