Mission

Job Skills is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing people’s capacity to participate in the labour market, thereby contributing to the economic and social viability of our community.

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About Job Skills

Unemployment strikes in a variety of ways. Whether an individual has been affected by company restructuring, needs skills upgrading, doesn't know where to look for work, or wants to pursue self-employment, Job Skills can help.

Job Skills, a non-profit, community-based employment and training agency, began offering employment training in northern York Region in 1988.

Today, the Agency provides Employment, Newcomer and Business Services and Programs in York Region, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Dufferin, Halton, Peel and Toronto. Job Skills has expanded over the years and currently maintains locations in Keswick, Newmarket, Markham, Mississauga, Brampton and North York.

The services, programs and training delivered by Job Skills are designed to meet clients' individual requirements, as well as being flexible enough to respond to the needs of the community, changing employment conditions and shifts in the labour market. Special initiatives undertaken by Job Skills to build on community capacity or support a specific target group complements the Agency’s core business.

Clients come from a variety of backgrounds: from youth at-risk of diminished life outcomes — to the 'over 45' worker who is looking for work or considering self-employment for the first time — to the newcomer to Canada who brings a strong educational background but needs current, Canadian work experience.

Job Skills has proven to be reliable and effective in providing services and programs and has earned a reputation for excellence that is client-centered yet results-oriented. Over the years, Job Skills' Staff of qualified professionals has served the full diversity of clients seeking supports and assistance in finding employment or initiating small businesses.

Job Skills' Committment to Service

Job Skills…

Strives for excellence and effectiveness in all its services and programs.

Wants all individuals accessing services to feel welcome within a professional and safe business environment.

Believes in providing professional and efficient customer service to all who seek our expertise.

All individuals accessing the Services and Programs at Job Skills have the right to expect to:

  1. be treated with dignity and respect;
  2. receive timely responses to all inquiries whether fax, telephone, email or in person*;
  3. be provided with the services they need or be guided to other community partners who can help them;
  4. have all personal information remain private in compliance with all applicable legislation;
  5. be asked about their satisfaction with the services, facilities and operating methods of Job Skills and be assured that their feedback will be reviewed and where possible, action will be taken;
  6. have universal access to all Job Skills’ sites.

*   All Services and Programs at Job Skills have specific service delivery standards that will be communicated to all individuals accessing those services.

 


 

© Job Skills 2014 Job Skills is a United Way of York Region Member Agency.   Unless otherwise indicated,
 Employment and Business Programs and Services at Job Skills are funded in part by the Government of Canada
Employment Ontario