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:

eas-2017-fall-workshop-schedule

Upcoming Events

Dec
18
Mon
1:30 pm Conversation Circle @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Conversation Circle @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Dec 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Do you want to practice your English and make new friends in a fun, informal environment? Join our Conversation Circles taking place at the Portage Learning and Literacy Centre, Mondays and Wednesdays – 1:30pm to 3:30pm and Monday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Contact us for more information and to sign up at [email protected]!    
Dec
19
Tue
6:00 pm ESL Classes – Stage 1 and Stage 2 @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
ESL Classes – Stage 1 and Stage 2 @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
ESL Stage 1 (CLB 1-4) and Stage 2 (CLB 5-8) run throughout the year, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Contact us today for more information.
Dec
20
Wed
1:30 pm Conversation Circle @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Conversation Circle @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Dec 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Do you want to practice your English and make new friends in a fun, informal environment? Join our Conversation Circles taking place at the Portage Learning and Literacy Centre, Mondays and Wednesdays – 1:30pm to 3:30pm and Monday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Contact us for more information and to sign up at [email protected]!    
6:00 pm ESL Class – Stage 1 @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
ESL Class – Stage 1 @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Classes for ESL Stage 1 (CLB 1-4) run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening each week.
Dec
21
Thu
6:00 pm ESL Classes – Stage 1 and Stage 2 @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
ESL Classes – Stage 1 and Stage 2 @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
ESL Stage 1 (CLB 1-4) and Stage 2 (CLB 5-8) run throughout the year, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Contact us today for more information.