Regina Work Preparation Center – January 2014

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2022 Halifax St.
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757-9096

1 The Youth Cafe Employment Project Oct. 28/13-Apr. 11/14 (RD) Warehouse Worker Training Program Jan 13- Feb 21/14 Session #3 March 2014 (CH/LW)

2 Youth Employment Readiness Program Nov 25/13-Jan 25/14 Jan 20-Mar 28/14 (RB)

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Office Closed
New Year’s Day

6 L. 123 – Sweetgrass Teachings #1 - 12:00-2:00pm (CP) L.1 – Attaching Files to Email Computer Lab Tutorial 1:30-2:30pm (JB) 13 L.1 – Mapping a Bus Route Computer Lab Tutorial 1:30-2:30pm (JB)

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8 L.1 SOC 1 “Exploring Change” 9:15am-12:00pm (SP) L. 123 – Tipi Teachings #1 2:00-3:30pm (CP)

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15 L. 123 – Tipi Teachings #2 2:00-3:30pm (CP)

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17 L.1 - ColourSpectrums 9:00am-12:00pm (AB) L. 123 – Maintaining Self Identity - William Asikinack 2:00-3:30pm (CP)

20 L.1 – Introduction to Mavis Beacon Computer Lab Tutorial 1:30-2:30pm (JB)

21 L.1 – Intro to Choice Theory 9:30am-12:00pm (NQ)

22 L.2 – SOC 2 “Preparing for Action” 9:00am-12:00pm (JB) L. 123 – Tipi Teachings #3 2:00-3:30pm (CP)

23 L.2 – Effective Approaches to Workplace Communication & Problem Solving 1:00-3:00pm (JB) L.123 – Traditional Sweat Paul Dojack Centre 12:00-3:30pm

24 L. 123 – Envisioning Your Future Self 9:00am-12:00pm (CHOw) L. 123 – “ Balancing a Moccasin and Oxford” Brenda Dubois 2:00pm-3:30pm (CP) 31

27 L. 123 – Sweetgrass Teachings #2 - 12:00-2:00pm (CP)

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29 L. 123 – Tipi Teachings #4 2:00-3:30pm (CP) - FSR

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Computer Lab - Work Prep offers a computer lab that is available all day long for our clients. Drop in to work on your resume, complete an online job search, look for childcare, research education and training options, practice typing, or any other work-related task. A counsellor will always be available to assist you. SOC 1 – Exploring Change - This interactive workshop is ideal for people who are interested in exploring change. Participants will learn about the Stages of Change model, have the opportunity to look at the pros and cons of change, and will leave with a clearer idea of what their next steps might be. SOC 2 – Preparing for Action - This workshop is ideal for people who are ready to begin planning and preparing for employment or training. Participants will be offered the tools needed to manage stress and access supports. Participants will leave armed with confidence and new resources, ready to take action toward their employment or training goals. Four- Part Series of Traditional Sweetgrass Teachings with Elder Archie Weenie - This series of teachings will discuss situations that people face during change which can create barriers to success. The Sweetgrass teachings will offer possible solutions to these barriers, and ways of planning for and coping with them. The format is conversational, with soup and bannock offered to keep the atmosphere comfortable and sociable. There will be room for personal consultation afterward, if required by any participants. Attaching Files to Email – This computer lab tutorial will cover the basics of attaching files to e-mail messages. This session is intended for participants who wish to apply for positions via e-mail, but who are unfamiliar with the attachment process. If you have a flash drive, please bring it with you. Four-Part Series of Traditional Tipi Teachings with Elder Archie Weenie and Kurt Weenie - In this series, participants will construct a miniature Tipi while the teachings are explained by Elder Archie. Each piece of the Tipi has teachings to accompany it, and will be explained in detail. This program will offer possible solutions to barriers that may arise in life, and learning the teachings may provide tools for planning and coping with these barriers. There is no cost to attend the series and all supplies are provided. Mapping a Bus Route - During this computer lab tutorial, clients will learn the basics of Google Maps and Regina Transit’s Trip Planner. Participa nts will also be introduced to the Google Streetview tool. This session is intended to provide participants with effective tools for obtaining accurate directions and choosing appropriate bus routes in order to plan travel and arrive on time for appointments. ColourSpectrums - This 3-hour workshop is presented to groups in an entertaining, interactive format. ColourSpectrums is used to identify an individual's unique combination of strengths and challenges. Participants will use the knowledge of their colour spectrum and personality style to learn how to interact more effectively with others, and assist them in increasing their communication skills, self esteem, and understanding of the workplace. Maintaining Self Identity - William Asikinack, professor at the First Nations University of Canada, will speak about how he has been able to maintain his aboriginal culture, traditions, and language while pursuing a professional career. He will be discussing his personal journey, focussing on his ability to walk in both worlds.

Introduction to Mavis Beacon – As participants in this computer lab tutorial, clients will learn the basics of the Mavis Beacon practice application. This session is intended for participants who wish to improve their typing skills, but are unfamiliar with the keyboarding program. Introduction to Choice Theory - This 2-hour interactive workshop will get people thinking about what is most important to them when making choices, and reflect on how to select more effective behaviours in order to get what they want. It will encourage clients to accept personal responsibility for making positive change in their lives. Discussion will also include healthy relationship habits. Effective Approaches to Workplace Communication and Problem Solving - This workshop will benefit participants hoping to develop effective means of interacting and communicating with co-workers, and increase their capacity to resolve issues for workplace success. The goal of the workshop is to help participants learn to identify common communication styles, acquire useful problem-solving skills, and develop an understanding of authority and personal responsibility in the workplace. Traditional Sweat - A sweat ceremony is a traditional practice of the Aboriginal people, and is used to detoxify and cleanse oneself – whether you choose to cleanse for reasons that are spiritual, psychological, physical, emotional or all of the above. There are 4 rounds to a sweat and during each one, hot rocks are added to the fire in order to maintain the atmosphere, while prayers are conducted by an elder. A Sweat can be used as a tool for personal growth, and help to open spiritual doors for a person. Individuals may choose to leave at any time if the Sweat environment becomes too much for them. There will be a small feast afterwards to replenish nutrients lost by participants. A Sweat is an enjoyable experience and will be experienced differently for each individual. Participants are to meet at WorkPrep; transportation to the Paul Dojack Youth Centre will be provided. Envisioning Your Future Self - In this workshop, we will imagine our best selves, ways of getting to that ideal, what it will look like when we arrive, and who inspires us to accomplish our goals. “Balancing a Moccasin and Oxford” - Brenda Dubois will speak about being an aboriginal person in the workforce, with a focus on the need to wear a different shoe on each foot - a moccasin on one, and an oxford on the other. Brenda will offer insight into how maintaining balance is essential to remaining grounded and successful. Youth Employment Readiness Program - This nine-week program will provide participants with the opportunity to prepare for the world of work and learn the skills needed to keep a job. Participants will attend three weeks of in-class employability skills training, followed by six weeks of on the job training to identify personal skills and abilities, while building current work experience and references for their resume. This project includes 30 hours per week of paid training and work placement for the duration of the nine weeks. Eligible participants include those between the ages of 16-30. Warehouse Employment Program - This 6-week program will provide knowledge and skill development leading to employment in a warehouse/distribution centre. Upon completion of the program, participants will have an understanding of work within the warehouse industry, material handling skills, as well as knowledge of time management, budgeting and personal fitness skills. Individuals selected for the program will receive financial support during the program. The Youth Cafe Employment Project is a unique program for youth ages 16-29 interested in the food services and customer service industry. Youth selected to participate in the project will participate in 25 weeks of paid training, including soft skill development in employment readiness workshops, hard skill development in the kitchen at the YMCA, and the opportunity for a placement in the community. Five youth will be selected to participate in the training.