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Community, Economic Development, Employer, Job Seeker, Partnerships, Youth

upNext Ajax

The Town of Ajax recently launched and delivered an innovative program to help youth gain real-world experience by connecting them with local employers who required business services during the PanGames.

youthTaniaThe three week digital skills development programme for young adults in Ajax was designed to help improve participants chances of getting a job or starting their own business.

Youth had the opportunity to network, learn skills, connect with employers, hear from community leaders and gain references for their job search.

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre’s Employment Counsellor, Tania Gonsalves and Marketing / Outreach Specialist, Elsii Faria, participated by interviewing youth and providing résumé and cover letter support.

JeffQuippsYouth had the rare opportunity to hear Search Engine People‘s CEO, Jeff Quipp, present on optimizing and using your LinkedIn Profile for job search success.

Youth were able to gain a better understanding of what a successful CEO looks for in an employee and how you can get noticed by demonstrating your knowledge, interest and commitment through LinkedIn.

Click to hear what Jeff has to say.

Click to view a fun video produced by organizers of the upNext AJAX‘s initiative.

Read Employment E-News – August 2015 – A Need For Critical Thinking.

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About Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre

Whether you're looking for a job, or wanting to hire new skilled job ready employees , the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre can help. Locations in Pickering and Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

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