2018 Workshop Mini-Series
Rocky View & Wheatland Employment Services is hosting a workshop mini-series over the summer in Airdrie. The workshops take place every Thursday in July and August, offering two sessions per day. For more information, email or call us!
Strathmore Times: Prospect offers employment support
From edition: June 29 2018 Strathmore Times
By Adelle Ellis, Times Reporter
Prospect Wheatland Employment Services held an open house on June 20 at their Strathmore Office located in the Strathmore Centre. Attendees, including community and social services organizations, Government of Alberta representatives, Town of Strathmore council members and others enjoyed networking opportunities and several addresses regarding the work Prospect will be completing within Strathmore.
Career and employment information service provider Prospect Human Services opened their doors on June 20 to help build positive working relationships with government bodies, businesses and employers as well as community partners within Strathmore and Wheatland County.
Prospect now has seven locations in Alberta including Calgary, Edmonton, Airdrie and Cochrane, and now Strathmore, operating under the name Rocky View and Wheatland Employment Services. Services include resumé support, interview preparation, career advising, helping with job searches and placement support.
At their location in Strathmore Centre (the old Calgary Co-op grocery store), Rocky View and Wheatland Employment Services offers job postings, access to computers, and access to career councillors and advisors who can help individuals and employers.
“A lot of our work, maybe more than half of our work, is with employers of industry. We have workforce advisors which is almost a consultant tool to business,” said Alexi Davis, director of employment services. “Some of the work we do is helping employers internally take a look at their hiring retention practices, policies and culture, and evaluate if they have some barriers to tapping into talent that is out there.
Along with working with businesses and providing an access tool for individuals looking for employment, Rocky View and Wheatland Employment Services also offers 18 specific workshops. Examples include Leadership, Social Media Presence and Networking, and Work Search Strategies, Resumé Development, Advanced Interview Practice/Techniques, and LinkedIn and Social Media.
As career and employment services are contracted through the government of Alberta, all services offered by Rocky View and Wheatland Employment Services is completely free to those who use it.
“It’s government of Alberta-funded services so it’s their investment into supporting a strong, healthy operating economy for job seekers, employees and employers, so there is no cost for our services,” said Davis.
Along with offering employment services, Rocky View and Wheatland Employment Services representatives and employees also plan to fully immerse themselves in the community through representation by joining some of the local councils and committees, and by participating actively in the community.
“Our doors are always open (and) we are always out looking with the business community; what are their needs and how can we support them in recruiting or in their messaging or whatever it is that they need? We’re there to support them. We have some unique elements of how we engage employers which benefits everybody,” said Davis.
Since they opened their doors May 1, Rocky View and Wheatland Employment Services has helped a total of 215 individuals from Strathmore and Wheatland County.
April 23-27 Alberta Career Week - Cochrane Schedule
This Q&A seminar will focus on the hiring process from the perspective of human resources and the hiring manager.
Have you ever thought
- What are organizations and hiring managers really looking for?
- How much time does HR really spend reviewing your resume?
- Are cover letters important or even necessary?
- How do online Applicant Tracking Systems work?
These questions and more will be covered by an HR professional who has worked within a variety of industries in both corporate and not-for-profit environments. Learn some insider tips and tricks to navigate your job search and be successful moving forward.
REGISTER IN ADVANCE (403-709-0010) -or- FEEL FREE TO DROP IN:
April 23-27 Alberta Career Week - Airdrie Schedule
Rocky View Employment Services is hosting an open-house style "Discovery Week" in Airdrie during Alberta Career Week April 23 to April 27.
The intent is to engage the community and Albertans by providing a dedicated space/time to come and learn about the cost-free services and programs available, get information about some of the local partners and showcase their services also (local Libraries and many more partnering agencies).
Various Workshops will also be available at no cost for any job seeker who would like to attend.
Register by calling (403) 948-9711.