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EMPLOYABILITIES. MISSION STATEMENT – To promote and enhance employment & learning opportunities for individuals with disabilities HEAD OFFICE LOCATED IN EDMONTON. Serving the communities of Cold Lake, Bonnyville , Lac La Biche , St. Paul, Vegreville , and Fort Saskatchewan.

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employabilities
EMPLOYABILITIES
  • MISSION STATEMENT – To promote and enhance employment & learning opportunities for individuals with disabilities
  • HEAD OFFICE LOCATED IN EDMONTON. Serving the communities of Cold Lake, Bonnyville, Lac La Biche, St. Paul, Vegreville, and Fort Saskatchewan.
employabilities provides services to
EMPLOYABILITIES PROVIDES SERVICES TO:
  • Individuals with disabilities, medical conditions and barriers to employment
  • Employers
  • Community
funding sources
FUNDING SOURCES
  • Federal Government
  • Provincial Government
  • Municipal Government
  • Fundraising
    • Donations
    • Variety of activities
disability definition
DISABILITY DEFINITION
  • A disability is any diagnosed or undiagnosed:
  • physical,
  • learning or
  • mental health condition
  • that significantly affects daily activities or productivity in employment or training.
types of disabilities
Arthritis

Hearing Impairments

Cerebral Palsy

Hepatitis C / HIV

Spinal Cord Injuries

Developmental Disabilities

Mental Illness

Back Injuries/Strains

Stuttering

Aspergers/Autism

Medical Conditions

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Diabetes

Fibromyalgia

Learning Disabilities

Blindness

Multiple Sclerosis

And many others

TYPES OF DISABILITIES
what we do how we do it
WHAT WE DO & HOW WE DO IT

We help individuals:

  • Find jobs
  • Identify specific employment goals
  • Explore skills training opportunities
  • Identify job leads
  • Find employers looking to hire
  • Provision of support through the interview process
  • Follow up supports
eligibility
Eligibility:
  • All Albertans, including Aboriginals, persons from other cultures, etc

with a disability, medical condition and/or barrier to employment, including those on:

  • Employment Insurance (EI)
  • Income Support (IS)
  • AISH
  • PDD
employabilities career and employment centre
EMPLOYABILITIES CAREER AND EMPLOYMENT CENTRE
  • Innovative one stop information center
  • Features warm, friendly environment with adaptive equipment, labour market information and job search materials
  • Employment Coaches available for 1-1 meetings
  • Prepare for work and help find employment
  • Services available at no cost
entry level employability skills training
ENTRY-LEVEL EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS TRAINING

24 week Tuition Based program consisting of:

  • Essential Skills training
  • Basic Computer Training
  • Job Shadow/Work Experience opportunities
  • Assistance with job placement
  • Full days, Monday – Thursday
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For Persons with Developmental Disabilities - Must be PDD funded
  • Individualized pre-employment preparation
  • Skills training enhancement
  • Introduction to computers/e-mail, Internet
  • Assisted employment placement
  • Job coaching/on the job support

STEP UP

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Completion Bonus

$ 500.00

  • Access to Success – (For Youth 15 – 30 years)
  • 14 weeks of classroom instruction
      • 6 weeks of work exposure
      • Life Skills
      • Employability Skills
      • Job Search Skills
      • Computer Skills
      • WHMIS/First Aid
      • Customer Service Skills

Special Features

Physical Activity

Plus Nutrition

& Wellness

services to employers
SERVICES TO EMPLOYERS
  • Basic Human Resource Supports
  • Develop successful strategies to employ individuals with disabilities
  • Access to a pool of people from an untapped source
  • Provide training and resources on disability topics
northeast career employment program
NorthEast Career & Employment Program
  • Serving Cold Lake, Bonnyville, St. Paul, Lac La Biche, Fort Saskatchewan and Vegreville.
  • Eligible Clients:
    • EI, Income Support, PDD, AISH or Other Albertan
  • Client Services :
    • Essential Skills training, On the Job Training & Employment Supports
  • Outreach workers in partnership with Alberta Works
cold lake bonnyville employment services
Cold Lake/BonnyvilleEmployment Services
  • Unemployed or marginally employed individuals
  • Services include Job Placement, Essential Skills training, and Workplace Training
  • Outreach workers in partnership with Alberta Works
work ink alberta
Workink Alberta
  • A virtual employment resource centre, http://ab.workink.com web site for persons with disabilities, entrepreneurs, Aboriginals, employers and career practitioners
  • In partnership with CCRW
employment retention enhancement services
Employment & Retention Enhancement Services

Services offered to employers and government departments include:

  • Employment based task assessments
  • Worksite Job coaching
  • Specialized learning supports
  • Recommendations for effective Accommodations
resources available
Resources available
  • DVD’S & publications – Disability Handbook, Employer Handbook, Workplace Strategies, Train the Trainer
  • Website: www.employabilities.ab.ca
  • Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
  • “Hired”

Web Browser

challenges
CHALLENGES
  • Funding & Disbursement
  • Restrictive Client Eligibility Criteria
  • Dispelling myths re: hiring of PWD
  • Perception employers have of PWD abilities & employer expectations
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CHALLENGES
  • Building relationships

with employers

  • High demand for

technical skills

  • Finding the right match between

employer and client

innovative employer engagement
INNOVATIVE EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT
  • Work Skills Training
  • Employers Panels and Presentations
  • Collaboration with
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Businesses
  • Employer Awards
  • Awareness

Campaigns

innovative engagement of persons with disabilities
INNOVATIVE ENGAGEMENT OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
  • Therapy Dog
  • Engaging and Interactive Activities
  • Technologies

& Computers

  • Social Media
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