SIMPACT Practice Firm provides the perfect setting for unemployed women to gain ‘hands-on’ experience in a simulated workplace experience program as they explore various career options. In this 10-week program, participants will have the opportunity to take part in a “try-it-on-for-size” career exploration model as they build their technical skills and knowledge in the following areas: basic accounting, general office, data entry and customer service. Employment workshops, financial literacy training, along with specialized job search supports, connections to employers, and networking opportunities will all contribute to the participants’ confidence and success in finding long-term employment. Mentorship opportunities will also support clients with their career paths.
Participants will have an opportunity to try their skills in each area for a period of two weeks. The participants then can choose which career stream to practice in the final two weeks of the program to hone their skills. Other specialized supports, including job search assistance, financial literacy training, connections to employers, networking, and mentoring opportunities, will also support clients.
The Practice Firm can provide real hands-on work experience in the following areas:
- Basic accounting
- General office
- Data entry
- Customer service
- Toll-free – 1-866-592-6278
- Local – 905-235-7001
- Women between the age of 25-64
- are able to participate from 9:00 am -3:00 pm Monday to Friday for 10 weeks
- lack the necessary employment experience to transition into the workplace
- live in the York Region/Simcoe County catchment area
Funded by: The Ontario Trillium Foundation