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Espanola and Manitoulin campuses – education that’s community focused

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Since 1986, the Espanola and Manitoulin campuses have served the people of Manitoulin Island and the North Shore. The two campuses serve both job seekers and employers through Employment Options and the delivery of programs like employment services, Youth Job Connection, Youth Job Connection Summer, and Canada Ontario Job Grant.

Academic Upgrading and Adult Literacy, as well as pre-employment and life skills training, are mainstays of the programming at the campuses. The campuses work with local employers and communities to offer customized training and continuing education opportunities and regularly deliver specialized programs and training such as pre-apprenticeship, entrepreneurship, and professional office skills.

Don’t be shy to call, email, visit us on Facebook, or drop in and see what the campuses have to offer.

Employment Options

If you are a job seeker, Employment Options can help you with:

  • Creating your résumé and cover letters
  • Simulated job interviews
  • Finding job opportunities and information on the labour market
  • Exploring your career options
  • Computer access and job search tools including fax machines, phones, and photocopiers.
  • Job trials and work placements
  • Job readiness workshops on Health and Safety, WHMIS, and more
  • Access to Better Jobs Ontario

If you are an employer, Employment Options can help you with:

  • Free advertising of job postings (job board, website, and social media)
  • Recruitment and pre-screening of candidates to help you with your hiring needs
  • Access to a pool of job seekers of all ages
  • Potential training incentives for initial on-the-job training of new hires

Free Academic Upgrading and Adult Literacy programs

Do you want to learn in a comfortable, friendly environment? Cambrian’s free Adult Upgrading and Adult Literacy programs are perfect if you want to obtain your high school equivalency certificate, improve your job opportunities and employment skills, or meet prerequisites for college programs.

    Youth Job Connection

    If you’re 15 to 29 years of age and aren’t currently employed or in school, the Youth Job Connection program (YJC) can offer you paid pre-employment training and work placement, one-on-one guidance and mentorship, essential job search and workplace skills, and valuable work experience to help you achieve long-term employment (including educational pathways to get there).

    With the Youth Job Connection program you will:

    • Get paid while you learn
    • Receive access to individualized learning and guidance from Employment Consultants
    • Find a job or education path that is right for you
    • Receive financial support for things that will help you get into your field of work (clothing, transportation, etc.)

    Better Jobs Ontario – interested in a new career?

    If you’re eligible, Better Jobs Ontario can provide you with skills training to help you rejoin the workforce quickly. Training programs are 52 weeks or less in length and through the program you can apply for up to $28,000 for program related costs.

    Employment Options staff can help you decide if this program is right for you and help you complete your application.

    Customized training for employers and community groups

    If you’re an employer, local business, or community group, we want to meet with you to understand your training needs and help you access training options. Training can be customized and be delivered at a time and location that meets the needs of your organization. Whether it is to upgrade staff skills, have employees or community members earn new qualifications, keep staff competencies current, or satisfy mandatory certification requirements, we can help! Some of the workshops and courses we offer include:

    • Food Handler’s Certificate
    • Smart Serve Certificate
    • Customer Service
    • WHMIS
    • Computer Training
    • Small Business Management and Leadership Skills
    • Mental Wellness
    • Assertiveness and Work Preparation Skills

    Funding to offset staff training costs may be available through the Canada Ontario Job Grant.

    Continuing Education, special programs, and training

    Throughout the year, the Espanola and Manitoulin campuses offer a variety of different training opportunities. Programs such as Pre-Apprenticeship Try-A-Trade, Small Engine Repair, Digital Literacy, Entrepreneurship, and Office Skills are just a few of the many programs that are offered.

    Follow the campuses on Facebook for upcoming opportunities or call (705) 869-4113 (Espanola) or (705) 368-3194 (Manitoulin).