WINNIPEG, Oct. 12, 2017 /CNW/ - EDGE Skills Centre, a registered charity and a provider of Adult Literacy, English as a Second Language and Employment Services to adults in Winnipeg announces the launch of its 29th annual Career program and invites new participants to join its year-long program, beginning November 13, 2017.
The EDGE Career Program has assisted hundreds of low-income adults to find long-term, meaningful employment.
Audrey Owens, Board Chair, says "Good, long-term jobs are the key to successful integration for newcomers and citizens alike, offering financial stability to participants and their families and the hope for a better future where they can contribute to their community." Miles Murphy, Director of the Career Program says that many of the program participants are referred by previous clients who have enjoyed success through the program.
Yevgen Balytskyy, a recent immigrant from the Ukraine is now employed as a Research Assistant for the City of Winnipeg and credits EDGE with helping him to achieve employment in a career aligned with his knowledge, skills, abilities and interests. "I could never have done it myself! I am so grateful for your help, knowledge, advice and support".
"We are happy to support the EDGE Career Program, which gives newcomers the chance to find meaningful employment and successfully integrate into our community," says Rick Frost, CEO of The Winnipeg Foundation. "This grant is only possible thanks to the generous donors who choose to support our community through The Winnipeg Foundation."
EDGE Career is a full-time program offering individual support and pre-employment training to up to 55 individuals annually, including life-skills, essential skills, computers, employability skills and the completion of a career plan that will serve as a foundation for future training and full-time employment.
Eligible participants are low-income individuals and families, including permanent residents, refugees and employment and income recipients.
EDGE Career is supported by the Province of Manitoba, grants from The Winnipeg Foundation and Assiniboine Credit Union and individual donations.
About EDGE Skills Centre
EDGE Skills Centre Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the employment and educational needs of adults in Winnipeg. Their full service, community-based programs help clients improve their quality of life through ongoing support and referrals to other service agencies.
SOURCE EDGE Skills Centre Inc.
For further information: Media enquiries may be directed to: Miles Murphy, Executive Director, EDGE Career Program, Telephone 204-254-1618 x213 or by Email at [email protected]