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Working Hard for You!
Taking Charge! provides many services and programs to ensure you have the support you need to enter the workforce. Whether that means finding a job that is a good fit, getting your foot in the door with work experience, or meeting with our employment counsellors one on one. We’re here to work hard for you!
Programs and Services Offered:
Individuals are assigned a Career Counsellor to provide support, offer guidance and ensure that they have the necessary tools to becoming gainfully employed.
Single Parent Employment Program (SPEP)
The Single Parent Employment Program (SPEP) is a 17-month pilot project in partnership with Opportunities for Employment (OFE). Single parents currently receiving Employment & Income Assistance are referred to OFE through their Employment & Income Assistance Counsellor to OFE for an information session. Participants are then referred to Taking Charge! to attend an 8-week personal development program, where daycare is provided for children 5 years and under. Once completed, participants return to OFE to complete up to 8 weeks of employment readiness training to find employment.
The journey of helping parents succeed doesn’t stop with one of our many Taking Charge! programs. Taking Jobs! provides women and single parents with the support and necessary skills to explore suitable occupations and find meaningful employment. Taking Jobs! is an individual, one-on-one service designed to assist women who are seeking assistance to become employed.
Work Experience Placement
Participants are provided with an individually planned and monitored worksite placement. Work placements are designed and implemented to help participants build skills in career exploration, career networks, employability skills, work-related references, and other self-marketing/job search skills.
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Taking Charge! acknowledges that we are on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional gathering place of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene people and the traditional homeland of the Métis people.
Funded by the Government of Manitoba