WorkLINC : Be Work-Ready

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BRIDGING THE SOFT SKILLS-GAP

3-PHASES WORK-READINESS PROGRAM

INTENSIVE, INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC, WORKPLACE PREPARATION

FOOD INDUSTRY
Feb 6 to Mar 16

CONSTRUCTION
Mar 27 to Apr 27

WELDER or HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
May 15 to Jun 22

PRODUCTION & MANUFACTURING

Jun 26 to Jul 28
9:15 am – 2:30 pm

ELIGIBILITY

  • Permanent Resident or Convention Refugee
  • CLB level 2-3

All classes are held at@ 8 Main St. East

MONDAY TO THURSDAY9:15 am to 3:15 pm


Contact Information
Eman at
905.529.5209 x 223 or jswcounsellor@iwchamilton.ca

WorkLINC is a 6-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. Click here to download WorkLINC Result [Infographic]

WorkLINC : Workplace Preparation Program

WorkLINC Program

New this year, IWC is introducing  WorkLINC,  the 3-phase work readiness program. The program focuses on work in specific industries, and builds skills over three distinct training phases.

  • PHASE 1:  Participants enhance soft skills and English language skills with a focus on language of the industry.
  • PHASE 2: They gain the certifications and direct knowledge required to perform the job, for example WHMIS, Health and Safety, and Food Handling.
  • PHASE 3: Participants gain an orientation to the workplace itself. This includes a workplace tour, a practice interview, and networking with a partner employer.

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.