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The Employment Support Program

Assists people 18 and over to find and keep competitive employment.  We work directly with the person being trained and the employer to ensure mutual satisfaction.

For job seekers, the program provides

  • supports to assist with integration into the community work force
  • assessing suitability to the job
  • vocational counseling
  • information regarding sources of employment
  • individualized training 
  • pre-employment preparation including in-class modules and practical work experiences

For the potential employer, the program provides:

  • access to a pool of quality employment candidates
  • pre-screening of potential employment candidates and their skills
  • time and money saved in recruitment costs
  • reduced training costs
  • highly loyal and motivated employees
  • supervised on-the-job training
  • seasonal/part-time/casual employees
An employment support coordinator/coach will provide on-the-job training, assistance and evaluation where needed to facilitate the person’s transition into the community work force.

Click here to see Employment Support Services Brochure

The Job Readiness Program

Offers a twenty-five week program designed to prepare people for competitive employment. The program is set up for three sessions. Each session involves four weeks of in-class training and four weeks of work experience with employers in the community. Each individual experiences three different types of jobs during work experience placement.

These programs operate in Barrie, Orillia and surrounding areas. Programs are accessed via Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) Central East Region.
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