Last week I’ve received an e-mail from the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) in Canada telling me about a new pilot program in Vancouver, which aims to help immigrants in Canada to find a job. Integrated Work Experience Strategy (IWES) is a training and work experience program that will help integrate IEPs into the Information and Communication Technologies workplace who have the technical/educational requirements but may need assistance in understanding Canadian workplace culture, communications and business.
Here’s the program synopsis:
Integrated Workplace Experience Strategy (IWES) is an intensive 5 week training program where internationally educated Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) professionals will take courses on workplace communication and workplace cultural intelligence for the ICT workplace and in addition workshops on connecting to the community (volunteering) and business networking (how-to). After the training, the clients will work on job preparation in self-support groups as well as anything that they worked on in the previous five weeks in preparation for a practicum/internship. IWES is stalwartly and passionately supported by a group of elite ICT employers and governments who will help us in the program development and delivery to ensure that it meets their needs and that Guided Work Experience—one of the most intrinsic program components—effectively helps participants wade through sinuous and thorny path to meaningful employment.
Keep in mind that this is a program focused on ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) professionals. Visit the S.U.C.E.S.S website for more information and registration. As you will notice, the classes have already started but you can register for the next classes available.