WorkLINC is a 7-week workplace preparation program for newcomers in Hamilton interested in finding employment in one of the following industries: food, manufacturing, and construction. This is an intensive program for individuals with experience and knowledge of these industries who are interested in better understanding these industries in the Canadian context and engaging with employers in Hamilton.
SOFT SKILLS vs. DIRECT SKILLS
Soft skills include a range of abilities related to the way we interact with each other. Communication, initiative, leadership, adaptability, self-awareness, perceptiveness, teamwork and resilience would all be considered soft skills.
On the other hand, direct skills (also known as hard skills), are the practical learned skills required for a job, for example carpentry, accounting, computer skills, or welding.
Both soft and direct skills development are key – workshops deal with a range of skills for a full-picture of employment readiness for newcomers.