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Community Engagement Mural

Prospect clients and Art staff have been hard at work this Fall on a community engagement mural opportunity through the Downtown West Community Association. We have been bundled up and working hard on bringing some vibrant colours to the Cambrooks College campus and gaining some great attention and interest from the community. Our mural hopes to inspire future students and the public to get creative and motivated to reach for new goals and learning opportunities. Stay tuned for the big reveal!

Hiring? Let us deliver a talented and diverse group of applicants, at no cost to you.

The WORX presents its first ever career fair, helping employers diversify their workforces and tap skilled talent pools they may not have accessed before.

About Prospect
Prospect helps employers diversify their workforces while helping job seekers who face barriers to employment. We work with everyone from recent immigrants to military veterans to people with disabilities. We're a not-for-profit, working with businesses all over Alberta.

About The WORX
The WORX is Prospect’s innovative Career and Employment Service designed to increase career and employment opportunities for job seekers with disabilities. We understand that employers are always on the lookout for great employees, so we help skilled workers with disabilities make connections. The career search process can be an overwhelming experience for anyone. We’ve made the process easier by providing accessible information, resources, services, and access to innovative assistive technology.

Event Information
You’re invited to discover new talent pools and diversify your skilled workforce.

Thursday September 27th, 2018,
Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre
1316 33rd St. NE, Calgary, Rooms Plaza 1 & 2

The morning will consist of job seekers visiting your booth. You can discuss your company, your current available positions, view resumes and set up interviews if you are interested in the candidate. The afternoon will consist of interviews with the candidates you’ve chosen.

Times:
7:30 am - Registration.
8:20 am-8:50 am - Orientation: how to get the most from this event.
9:00 am-12:00 pm - Booth visits, meet and greets.
12:00 pm - Lunch.
1:00pm-4:00 pm - Interviews.
4:00pm- 5:00 pm - Event wind-down.

We provide: A 10’ X10’ space including one 8’ table, 2 chairs, interview scheduling cards, coffee & tea, lunch and a chance to connect with over 100 quality candidates.
You provide:

Two attendees to be at your booth in the morning and interview in the afternoon
Set up and ready by 8:15 am
Marketing materials, handouts and information for attendees

The Plaza rooms are in the Conference side of the Coast Plaza. Please load in through the Conference doors. There is plenty of free parking.

To register, please fill out the REGISTRATION FORM and return to rsvp@prospectnow.ca. Please register early, as space is limited. Registration deadline is Friday, September 7.

There are unique sponsorship opportunities available to help promote your company. We can also tailor a sponsorship for you.

Click here for SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES for The WORX Career Fair.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on September 27.

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.

Alberta Career Week - 2018

During Alberta Career Week (Apr 23-27), The WORX is hosting employers and community partners in workshops and information panels to enhance your job search.

To register, please email info@theworx.org or call 403.273.2822.


The WORX - ABW Schedule