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Volunteers help newcomers hone job search skills

As part of Standard Life’s Community Investment Program, Investing in Tomorrow, twelve Standard Life volunteers recently helped 48 newcomer women build the necessary skills to overcome one of the biggest hurdles they will face in their new life in Canada – the job interview.

With a strategic focus on youth well-being, Standard Life’s Investing in tomorrow community investment program aims to make a meaningful difference in the lives of young Canadians.

In 2012, Standard Life started to enhance the program’s focus on employability and began its support of the Working Skills Centre (WSC), among others. In the fall 2012, Standard Life donated $10,000 to the WSC in support of the Skills Upgrading and Career Package programs.

 Understanding that in today’s competitive job market, technical qualifications are often not enough, these mock interviews will be critical in preparing WSC students to fully participate in Canadian society by providing training and experience that will ultimately lead to employment. 

Posted: Jun 5, 2013

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