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May 16, 2019 From Student to Teacher - Ryan's Story
“Treat your education like it’s a job; I’ll be showing these students exactly what it is like in the real world, so it will be very hands on!” Read Ryan's story about how he's come full circle from student to instructor for our Get in Gear program!
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May 13, 2019 Spring Job Fair - Join us June 4!
Meet face to face with multiple companies hiring throughout the Halton and surrounding regions at the Spring Job Fair. Stay connected with the employment market, connect with other job seekers and employers, and increase your chance for an interview! To register: https://spring-job-fair.eventbrite.ca 
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May 07, 2019 Get in Gear Graduation
Con-grad-ulations to our Get in Gear students on graduating! These students spent the last 20 weeks in our career and trades exploration program developing life and employability skills, as well as hands-on training in construction, manufacturing and electrical, followed up by a 10 week paid work placement with a local employer.
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Apr 18, 2019 Holiday Hours - April 19 - 22
Learn more about our Holiday Hours for April 19 - 22. 
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Apr 09, 2019 Persistence and Determination Led to a Better Job
Immediately after Barbara was laid off from her job, she drove straight to Centre for Skills Development for help. Read about Barbara's story here.
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Apr 03, 2019 Former ELT Student Meets Renowned Canadian Interior Designer Brian Gluckstein
On Wednesday, March 27, former Enhanced Language Training (ELT) student, Ghina Saflo, was warmly welcomed into the Toronto studio of renowned Canadian interior designer and entrepreneur, Brian Gluckstein, for an informational interview.
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Apr 02, 2019 Newcomer Rebuilds His Career in Canada
With over 15 years experience in the construction industry, Gangjian even found hanging a TV in his Canadian house a challenge. Read about Gangjian's experience coming to Canada, and how our Home Renovation for Newcomers program has impacted him. 
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Mar 08, 2019 Happy International Women's Day!

Happy International Women's Day! A balanced world is a better world, and today we celebrate women's achievements and raise awareness against bias. Our Women in Skilled Trades: Enhanced General Carpentry (WIST) program provides eligible women with the tools and training to launch a career in the Construction Industry. Learn more here. 

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Mar 04, 2019 How to Prepare Yourself to Ace Your Interview

After actively sending your resume out and applying for job openings, you've finally got a call from a company that wants you to come in for an interview! Here are some tips in order to prepare yourself for aceing your interview.

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Feb 20, 2019 Halton Region Newcomer Day - March 8 in Oakville

Join us in celebrating and welcoming newcomers to Halton Region!

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Feb 13, 2019 Seasons Retirement Communities Hiring Event - February 20

Seasons Retirement Communities is hiring! Join us for their Hiring Event on February 20, where they are hiring for positions in both Independent Care and Memory Care home areas: https://seasons-retirement.eventbrite.ca

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Feb 08, 2019 Sign Up for One of our WIST Information Sessions Today!

The next WIST program starts on April 1, 2019. Information sessions are taking place throughout February and beginning of March, any interested clients are encouraged to register online at https://wist2019.eventbrite.ca.

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Feb 08, 2019 Warm Welcome in a Cold Country

The change that comes with moving to a new country was not easy for Ahmed and his family, but hope for a better life was what made it worth it. Read Ahmed's story moving to Canada and his experience in our English Language Learning program.

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Feb 01, 2019 What is a Career Assessment?
What is a career assessment? A career assessment is a tool to help individuals determine their interests and personality as well as preferred work styles and environments. They can be completed online or in person.
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Jan 31, 2019 Youth Job Fair - February 4
Looking for a job? Part-time, weekend and summer positions available!
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Jan 22, 2019 New to Canada and Need Help?
New to Canada and Need Help? Click this article to find out when our Commissioner of Oaths staff are available at Tansley Woods and New Appleby Branch Library. 
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Jan 09, 2019 Attend Free Express Entry & Citizen Updates Presentation
Join us on January 29 to hear keynote speaker Robert Young disucss updates and news regarding Canadian Immigration.
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Dec 24, 2018 Centre for Skills Development Employment Services Holiday Hours
Check out the Holiday hours for our Employment Services at our different locations between Monday, December 24, 2018 -Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
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Dec 18, 2018 Register for our Enhanced Language Training Program - Deadline to Register is January 18, 2019
Still spots available for our Enhanced Language Training Program, registration open to students until January 18, 2019. 
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Dec 03, 2018 Newcomer Story - Passion for Dance, Passion for Canada
It was while dancing Albina discovered her love for Canada. Check out Albina's story and learn how she continues to share her story with Centre for Skills ELT students and tell them hard work can lead to reaching your goals. 
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Nov 20, 2018 Learn how to become a Millwright/Machinist! - November 28
Join us on Wednesday, November 28 for our 'How Do I Become a Millwright/Machinist?' Information Session! Register today at: https://millwrightmachinist.eventbrite.ca 
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Nov 19, 2018 Learn how to become a Contractor! - November 24
Join us on Saturday, November 24 for our 'How Do I Become a Contractor?' Information Session! Register today at: https://becomingacontractor.eventbrite.ca
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Nov 12, 2018 Joe's Story
Completing our Industrial Millwright Mechanic and Machinist Program, Joe finished top of his class and is currently employed as a General Machinist Apprentice with ABBA Pumps. Click the video below to see Joe's story.
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Nov 09, 2018 20th Anniversary of Celebrating Success: A Success
Our 20th Anniversary of "Celebrating Success" was a success.

Congratulations to client award winners and to all Centre staff on our 20th anniversary!
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Nov 05, 2018 Learn how to become an Electrician! - November 21
Join us on Wednesday, November 21 for our 'How Do I Become an Electrician?' Information Session! Register today at: https://becomeanelectrician.eventbrite.ca
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Oct 25, 2018 Daisy's Story

"Without the Centre for Skills help, I would not have got this job." Check out this video of Daisy's newcomer story and where she is today.

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Oct 22, 2018 Introducing: Centre for Skills Development!

Over the past few months, we have refined our name and visual identity to better reflect our values and organization as a whole. Take a look at our video introducing our new name and look! 

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Oct 11, 2018 Join us at the Media Resources hiring Event - Thursday, October 25
Join us on Thursday, October 25 for our Media Resources Hiring Event! Join a team with 50 years of experience in manufacturing digital displays, sign installation and large format digital printing. Register today: https://centre-job-fair-media-resources.eventbrite.ca
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Sep 26, 2018 NEW! - Subscribe to our Job Board Newsletter!
Subscribe to our new Job Board Newsletter and receive job posting updates directly to your e-mail! To subscribe, visit: http://ow.ly/8HOf30lZ9wg
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Sep 21, 2018 Congratulations to our WIST 2018 Scholarship Winners!

Five scholarships were awarded to students who are preparing for a career in the Skilled Trades, and exhibit leadership attributes. Throughout their time at The Centre, they demonstrated exemplary effort both academically and technically, and will be using their award specifically towards the purchase of tools or apply it to their tool fee.

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Sep 10, 2018 Instructor Highlights - Why Richard Loves the Skilled Trades!

Richard Santamaria had been working in the Tool & Die industry for years before he started teaching The Centre’s Millwright & Machinist program, with over 23 years of experience under his belt.

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Sep 05, 2018 Job Seeker Support Group - Biweekly Starting September 10!

Are you currently unemployed and having trouble finding a job? Join our Job Seekers Support Group and network with others in a similar situation! Biweekly, every other Monday starting September 10.

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Aug 27, 2018 Interested in Learning English This Summer? Join our ESL Summer Classes!
Register today for our September 5 Medican Staffing Hiring Event, which has approximately 200 positions available for hire! To register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/medicantop-notch-employment-services-hiring-event-tickets-49045958783 
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Jul 30, 2018 Tiny Home RV Program - Frontline Home Inspectors & Building Consultants

The Centre for Skills Development & Training is honoured to have the generous support of Frontline Home Inspectors & Building Consultants as one of the sponsors for our Tiny Home RV Program!

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Jul 27, 2018 Journeypersons and Apprenticeship Trainers Coaching and Mentoring Workshop - Register Today!

Journeypersons and Apprenticeship Trainers who are looking to provide or currently providing apprenticeship training can register to attend the workshop here.  

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Jul 24, 2018 Tiny Home RV Program - Rockwool

The Centre for Skills Development & Training is honoured to have the generous support of Rockwool as one of the sponsors for our Tiny Home RV Program!

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Jul 19, 2018 Tiny Home RV Program - Brandon Laidman Plumbing Inc.

The Centre for Skills Development & Training is honoured to have the generous support of Brandon Laidman Plumbing Inc. as one of the sponsors for our Tiny Home RV Program!

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Jul 12, 2018 Tiny Home RV Program - Billet Marketing

The Centre for Skills Development & Training is honoured to have the generous support of Billet Marketing as one of the sponsors for our Tiny Home RV Program!

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Jul 06, 2018 Tiny Home RV Program - Arriba Contracting

The Centre for Skills Development & Training is honoured to have the generous support of Arriba Contracting as one of the sponsors for our Tiny Home RV Program!

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Jul 05, 2018 First Services Hospitality Inc. is Hiring for Multiple Opportunities - Join us July 19!

First Services Hospitality Inc. is recruiting to fill multiple positions for the prestigious Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club, Oakville. Follow these 3 easy steps to meet the employer on July 19! 

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Jul 04, 2018 Tiny Home RV Program - GEM Windows

The Centre for Skills Development & Training is honoured to have the generous support of GEM Windows as one of the sponsors for our Tiny Home RV Program!

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Jul 03, 2018 Premiering our Tiny Home at the 7th Annual Oakville Ribfest was a Success!

Rain or shine the 7th Annual Oakville Family Ribfest hosted by Oakville Trafalgar Rotary was a great success, as we excitedly premiered our very first Tiny Home RV!

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Jun 20, 2018 Interested in Learning English This Summer? Join our ESL Summer Classes!
With a qualified teacher in a comfortable environment, learn all about the Canadian Culture, common English expresions and practice your language skills in our ESL Summer Classes. Register today!
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Jun 06, 2018 Centre Staff and Client Honoured By Newcomer Recognition Awards!

Last night's Newcomer Recognition Awards proved to be a very exciting evening for The Centre, as three of our staff and one client were honoured by The Halton Newcomer Strategy.

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Jun 04, 2018 Join us at the Skilled Trades Open House! - June 14

Join us on Thursday, June 14 for our Skilled Trades Open House! Attend this informative event to meet employers, graduates, instructors and job developers in the Skilled Trades industry. Register today at: skilledtradesopenhouse.eventbrite.ca

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Jun 01, 2018 Join us at the Spring Job Fair - Wednesday June 13

Meet face to face with multiple companies hiring throughout the Halton and surrounding regions at our Spring Job Fair on Wednesday June 13 at the Burlington Convention Centre! Register at: https://centre-job-fair.eventbrite.ca  

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May 31, 2018 Tiny Home RV Program - Henry Blueskin VP100 Housewrap

The Centre for Skills Development & Training is honoured to have the generous support of Henry Blueskin VP100 Housewrap as one of the sponsors for our Tiny Home RV Program!

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May 24, 2018 The Centre Launches Our Tiny Home RV Program

The Centre for Skills Development & Training in partnership with the Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar (RCOT) is proud to announce the launching of our Tiny Home RV program. 

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Apr 30, 2018 The Centre's Milton Job Fair Was a Success!

Throughout the day, over 300 interested community members bustled inside the Milton Sports Centre to connect with 30+ local employers. 

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Apr 13, 2018 Apprentices and Employers Working Together – The Centre Launches Their Ontario Adult Apprenticeship Program

In partnership with the Ontario Centre for Workforce Innovation (OCWI), The Centre for Skills Development & Training (The Centre) is implementing and evaluating a new model of shared apprenticeship called the Ontario Adult Apprenticeship Program (OAAP).

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Mar 23, 2018 Newcomers to Start New Chapter

On March 23, we celebrated the graduation ceremony for our first Home Renovation for Newcomers class. 

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Mar 09, 2018 IKEA donation to The Centre for WIST space

Celebrating International Women's Day this week, IKEA Canada works towards building a more inclusive and equal world through their partnership with Canadian Women's Foundation. 

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Mar 07, 2018 The Centre receives two Diamond Readers’ Choice Awards

For the fourth year in a row, The Centre for Skills Development & Training has been awarded in two categories of the Burlington Post Readers’ Choice Awards.

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Feb 25, 2018 The Centre Showing Our Olympic Spirit – Go Canada Go!

After John Oliver, Member of Parliament for Oakville announced his exciting contest , asking offices, families, friends and organizations of all kinds to show their Olympic spirit and support of Team Canada, The Centre wanted to show they were up for the challenge!

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Feb 25, 2018 Karina Gould, Government of Canada Minister of Democratic Institutions Makes announcement at The Centre about the Canada Learning Bond

When more people can afford post-secondary education, our economy can grow and our middle class can thrive. That is why the Government of Canada is helping more low- and middle-income families save money for their children’s post-secondary education through the Canada Learning Bond.

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Feb 13, 2018 New Tiny Homes Program a Win for Workers, Communities, and the Environment

Tiny home communities are proving to be a viable affordable housing solution in many parts of the world. In Canada, the tiny house movement addresses several pressing social issues; access to affordable housing, environmental impact, and now, thanks to the innovative new Tiny Homes program from The Centre for Skills Development & Training, even the employment skills gap.

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