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Monday, January 28 • 11:00 - 12:15
208-1: (Carousels) Crossing the Confidence Barrier: Empowering Women for Employment

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Lack of confidence, particularly for newcomer women, can be a key barrier in presenting one’s credentials, skills and experience to a prospective employer. This presentation highlights how a clothing bank is being used as a learning platform to build skills in retail and customer service through an innovative training program that weaves confidence-building into all aspects of the curriculum.

Learning outcomes:
  • How hands-on experience can be maximized to build confidence
  • Importance of group settings in fostering confidence
  • Incorporating the Employability Skills Assessment Tool (ESAT)

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Joanna Jaskielewicz

Manager, Employment Programs, New Circles Community Services
Before joining New Circles in 2017, Joanna Jaskielewicsz worked with the YWCA for 15 years, designing and delivering innovative training programs, focused on newcomer women. She has also taught part-time at Centennial College since 2004.


Monday January 28, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 208