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.
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
- Life Skills and Personal Development
- Healthy Living
- 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.