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South Shore Opportunities

South Shore Opportunities is a non-profit organization that assists people in Queens County looking for employment. They offer career building workshops, help writing resumés and cover letters, client assessments that could involve creating an action plan with possible school funding, help starting a business and other job related tasks. They work with Employment Solutions, Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre, Department of Community Service, Department of Justice and other organizations related to employment. To get involved with SSO you must be over the age of 15.

Phone: 354-2616
Website: www.careercenter.com 
Website: www.southshoreopportunities.com

South Shore Work Activity Program (SSWAP)

SSWAP builds employability skills and addresses barriers to employment. They provide transportation, individual employment counseling services and help to direct you to the support you need. They provide hands on training in:

  • Wood Working shop
  • Janitorial services
  • Food Services
  • Reception
  • Life Skills and Personal Development
  • Budgeting
  • Healthy Living
  • Upgrading
  • Workplace Literacy
  • Career Exploration
  • Discovering yourself- An introduction to portfolio Development
  • Customer Service
  • Computer Fundamentals

To get involved with SSWAP call 275-5585 and ask for an application or go to Community Services. SSWAP accepts participants from 18 years of age and above.

Phone: 275-5585
Website: www.sswap.ca
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Did You Know...

Job

The specific task you are assigned at an occupation. An example may be that you have a roofing job but your occupation is that of being a carpenter.

Occupation

This is usually a broad title giving to a path you follow while working. An example may be you have an occupation of being a teacher but being a teacher at PVEC would be your job.

Career

The new way of thinking of your career is that is your whole life, both work and the rest of your activities make up your career. So your career is no longer just what path you take when it comes to finding employment. But it could be your volunteer work, your creative pursuits, your community networks, all of it.