November is Career & Workforce Development Month

The official launch of 2019's Career and Workforce Development in Manitoba was a great success!

  • Friday, November 1, 2019
  • 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
  • Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites, 1800 Wellington Avenue

Here are some photos from the event:

"Building Workers for Tomorrow"

Master of Ceremonies:

  Shannon Fontaine 
CEO of Manitoba Tourism Education Council & Manitoba Tourism Education College.

Presentations by:

Marvin Marcial   Marvin Marcial
Program Coordinator, Refugee Employment Development Initiative (REDI).
OFE   Opportunities for Employment
Connecting job seekers with employers.

The Manufacturing Production Worker Program is part of the Refugee Employment Development Initiative (REDI) and is a joint programming initiative between Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT) and Opportunities for Employment (OFE).

This program provides refugees in Winnipeg a pathway into employment as production workers with manufacturing companies in Manitoba and helps them improve their English language skills. MITT specializes in preparing students for work by providing quality language training while OFE provides extensive and proven employment training.

Many of the graduates of our program are still employed (many with the companies that the complete the work practicum with) full time 6 months after they complete the program. The REDI program gives people the opportunity to retrain and/or upskill for well-paying jobs in the MB workforce.

Additional elements of the program include to support success include:

  • Workplace culture training to improve participants’ soft skills and understanding of the nuances of working as part of a team
  • Employment support training designed to help participants “understand the systems” of employment such as filing taxes, filling out EIA forms, money management, workplace safety, and more
  • Learn strategies for understanding fast speech, taking notes, and asking smart questions
  • Student counselling and advising supports, which are available to all program participants to assist them in overcoming other personal and professional barrier to employment

The Honorable Ralph Eichler, Minister of Economic Development & Training, will bring Greetings from the Province.