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Monday, January 28 • 11:00 - 12:15
204: Finding Your Path: Orienting Newcomers with Technical Backgrounds

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Have you ever had an internationally trained engineer in your office and not known what to tell them? Newcomers with experience in engineering and the construction/industrial sector may have job titles and backgrounds that are misrepresentative of their Canadian equivalents. Learn successful strategies for orienting new Canadians with technical profiles towards a viable long-term career.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Gain a better understanding of newcomers’ technical profiles
  • Discover tools to identify newcomers’ most marketable transferable skills
  • Effectively communicate viable alternative career options to newcomers

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Elina Sharkova

Facilitator/Employment Consultant, Power of Trades, YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region
Elina Sharkova, Facilitator/Employment Consultant for Power of Trades program, is an Adult Learning Specialist with several years of experience as a group facilitator for diverse audiences of professionals in a variety of industries.
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Madison Watson

Director, Trades Talent Link, YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region
Madison Watson, Director of the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region’s Trades Talent Link project, has been working directly with newcomers in skilled trades and programs which support them since 2011.

Monday January 28, 2019 11:00 - 12:15 EST
Room | Salle 204

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