VENTURES CAREER SERIES

The VENTURES Career Success Series provides you with the tools, resources and a personalized Action Plan to support your goal of moving towards meaningful career, employment and educational opportunities.  Each Session Topic offers a positive vision of what you can achieve, a vision of hope for a career, for potential educational opportunities, and most importantly, for the future.

Who can benefit from VENTURES:
Individuals, 18 years of age and older, who have identified having barriers to employment/ education success, resulting from Mental Health and Addictions concerns.  They have identified Employment/ Education as a goal for their Recovery and are currently stable enough to participate in the sessions.   The individual should have a sincere desire to connect with employment/ education, having realized the role that it plays in recovery as it promotes a positive sense of self and provides a sense of Purpose/Value as they become contributing members of the community.

Participants can access Ventures Sessions on a continuous basis. While we believe that participants would receive the most benefit from participating in all sessions, they can choose to register for specific sessions only.

Our VENTURES Sessions fall into two (2) Main Categories

I. Career/Employment

  • Social Media Job Search
  • Resumes that Work
  • Career Planning I
  • Career Planning II
  • Building Positive Attitudes & Behaviours at Work
  • Employer Expectations & Workplace Realities

II. Education

  • Educational Options; Understanding Applications & Eligibility
  • Making an “informed choice” regarding education
  • Personal Management for a successful transition to school

SESSION OVERVIEWS

SOCIAL MEDIA JOB SEARCH:  ½ DAY

Learn how to effectively use the power of Social Media in your job search.  Discover how to develop, and manage, your online “Brand”.  Explore how today’s technology impacts both your job search and your ongoing career path.

RESUMES THAT WORK: 1 DAY

Learn to create the most important job search marketing tool: a Winning Resume.  Resumes that Work is designed to help you to write a resume that will grab an employer’s attention, make you stand out in the crowd and get you that interview. Learn the Do’s and Don’ts of Resumes, how to Target your resume for the job you want, and how to create High Impact Resumes.  You will also get to work one to one with a Career Coach to develop your resume.

CAREER PLANNING I: CAREER SELF-ASSESSMENT (1 DAY)

Discover the importance of getting to know yourself in order to choose a Career for YOU!!  Participants will take part in activities that help to identify personal values, interests and skills.  From this Self-Assessment, you will begin to narrow down career possibilities that match your wants and needs as you begin your Personalized Career Path.

CAREER PLANNING II: THE CAREER PLANNING PROCESS (1 DAY)

Learn the steps to developing your Personalized Career Path.  Participants will explore the steps of the career planning process: self-assessment, generating alternatives, researching occupations, decision-making & action planning.  Be introduced to tools and resources to discover current labour market trends and employer requirements.  You will have the opportunity to develop a Personalized Action Plan for completing further career planning activities to help you reach your goals!!

BUILDING POSITIVE ATTITUDES & BEHAVIOURS AT WORK (½ DAY)

Explore the roles that Attitude and Behaviour, both positive and negative, play in achieving success in the workplace. Identify your workplace preferences, How to make a good First Impression; How to be a Valued Employee; Tips for Building Good Workplace Relationships; and how to identify Resources & Support.  By developing these skills you will start to experience and project a positive, respected attitude at work and in your personal life.

EMPLOYER EXPECTATIONS & WORKPLACE REALITIES (½ DAY)

Develop an understanding of what your Employer expects from you AND what you can expect from your Employer.  Uncover the “unspoken rules” of the workplace & develop problem solving strategies to address personal management/worksite issues.  You will make the transition into your new job with ease once you learn the secrets of becoming a highly valued employee and a strong team player.

EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS; UNDERSTANDING APPLICATIONS & ELIGIBILITY (½ DAY)

Knowledge is power and this session will increase your awareness in the choices you have while pursuing your educational path. Explore ways to find out which options are available to you and the best “fit” for obtaining your educational goal. You will also review application/eligibility requirements, budgeting considerations and available funding options.

MAKING AN “INFORMED CHOICE” ABOUT YOUR EDUCATION (½ DAY)

Education costs Time and Money, be confident that your choice is the right choice. In this “Buyer Beware” session you will discover how to conduct an informed choice for making this important decision. You will learn to become a discriminating shopper when choosing school or training options that, like other services, use marketing techniques to entice “customers”.

PERSONAL MANAGEMENT FOR A SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION TO SCHOOL (½ DAY)

This session works to prepare you to meet the challenges you may face when returning to school. You will explore considerations for making a smooth transition into becoming a student, identify methods for effective study skills, and explore time and stress management strategies.

 

  • Contact BGS for Monthly Offerings
  • NO COST to participants
  • Pre-Registration Recommended (Drop-Ins Welcome if space available)
  • For more info, or to register for a session, Call BGS 780-425-6655 or email ventures@bgsenterprises.com