Career Development

Career Development

There is a great demand from women in Newfoundland and Labrador for information on skilled trades and technology training programs and employment opportunities.

WRDC has significant reach to women across the province, and is focused on providing customized supports to help them pursue training and employment in trades and technology.

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Providing women with exposure to different career possibilities, helping them enroll and succeed in training programs, as well as assisting in job search and career advancement activities are essential to increasing women’s participation in trades and technology.

WRDC’s highly trained and experienced Career & Employment Specialists (CES) conduct outreach and provide customized one-on-one needs assessment and support including information sessions and presentations, participation in local career fairs and industry events, as well as one-on-one career development sessions with women. They are located throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, in St. John’s, Clarenville, Stephenville, and Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

Career Development Services include:

  • one-on-one career coaching;
  • labour market information;
  • career decision making;
  • job search & interview skill development;
  • resume/portfolio preparation;
  • personal/social recommendations and referrals;
  • life skills development; and
  • employment matching.

Our programs and services for women are adaptable and flexible so that we are responsive to regional and social contexts. When working with Aboriginal women who face multiple unique barriers, as well as women who were displaced workers in their communities, we have customized our programs and services to ensure success.

In 2015, an external evaluation of WRDC’s career development services was conducted to assess overall client satisfaction with the services received. Results revealed that almost all clients (96%) were satisfied (either “very” or “somewhat”) with the help received from a CDC in applying for school. More than 80% were satisfied with WRDC’s: career counselling services (89%), assistance provided when applying for funding to attend school or training (89%), job market information (88%), resume preparation services (87%), job interview preparation services (86%) and job search services (83%). These results indicate that clients are satisfied with the various employment assistance services offered by WRDC.

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If you would like to contribute to WRDC's initiatives, we would love to have you come on board as a sponsor. Your help will allow us to continue helping women in our province.

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