Thank you Anna Larsen!

anna-webphoto-crop2After 24 years of tireless service to the Labour Education Centre, learners and the broader literacy community across the province Anna Larsen is leaving us to take on the next stage of her life, namely retirement!

Although all of us are going to miss her, we wish her a happy and relaxing retirement and look forward to her dropping in from time to time for a visit.   Anna will always be welcome at LEC!

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Money $mart – Take control of your money and finances – free workshops!

coins&banknotesFlemingdon Health Centre in partnership with the Labour Education Centre will be conducting a series of free workshops called “Money $mart” on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons during the month of July.   These workshops are designed to help you take some control of your money and finances!

The schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday, July 8th – “Budgeting”
  • Wednesday, July 9th - “Banking in Canada”
  • Tuesday, July 15th – “Managing Credit and Debt”
  • Wednesday, July 16th – “Smart Shopping and Consumerism”
  • Tuesday, July 22nd – “Government Benefits and Planning for Retirement”
  • Wednesday, July 23rd – “Avoiding Identity Theft and Fraud”

All workshops start at 1:30 PM and take place at the Labour Education Centre.   For more information or to register, please contact Gordon Soplet at (416) 640-5298 ext. 217 or e-mail gsoplet@fhc-chc.com

You can download the PDF flyer here

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May 29th – DVES Info Session on Careers in the Finance & Admin Sector

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Major Telecommunications Hiring – Employment Pre-screening Event – May 13th

This event is now full.

If you have signed up to attend, please do not forget to bring a copy of your resume.

 

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Job Posting – Literacy & Basic Skills (LBS) Project Director

leclogoThe Labour Education Centre currently has an opening for a Project Director for our Literacy & Basic Skills (LBS) Programme.    This is a permanent full-time position.

This position will start on August 5, 2014.  The deadline to apply is 12 noon EDT on May 20, 2014.   Please e-mail your resume and covering letter as a single file to Steve Shallhorn, Executive Director, Labour Education Centre to: careers@laboureducation.org

Please view/download the attached PDF file for a complete description of the duties and responsibilities of this position.

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Major Telecommunications Hiring – Employment Pre-screening Event – April 30th

This event is now full and we are not accepting any more registrations for April 30th.

We will be holding another event for these positions over the next two weeks.

If you have already registered for the next event, you will be notified by e-mail of the date, times and location. 

 

 

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LEC LBS student opening new art store in Scarborough!

Dcross Gran Opening -cFunmi Adeshina, a long time participant in LEC’s Literacy & Basic Skills upgrading programme is celebrating the opening of her brand new art store in Scarborough!

Dcross.org is the name of her store and will feature a full line of original artwork, prints, cards, book marks from artwork. ties, scarves, jewellery, lighting fixtures and much more for interior décor all designed by Funmi!

Dcross.org ‘s  grand opening takes place on Saturday, April 12th from noon to 1:00 pm in Unit 390 at 4438 Sheppard Avenue East.   We wish Funmi great success in her new venture!

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Looking for Trades Equivalency Testing? Contact the Ontario College of Trades.

Ontario College of TradesIf you are a trades person trained in a province outside of Ontario or outside of Canada, effective April 8, 2014 the Ontario College of Trades will be taking over the assessment of credentials from the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities.

For further information, please visit their website at http://www.collegeoftrades.ca

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Internationally Educated Professionals Conference – April 11th

Are you an Internationally Educated Professional?

The 11th annual “IEP Conference” takes place on Friday, April 11th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. West in downtown Toronto.

To register, please visit the conference website at http://www.iep.ca

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Trinity Taverna Employment Pre-Screening – March 6th & 13th.

fine_diningLEC Employment Services will be holding two additional employment pre-screening events on March 6th and 13th for Trinity Taverna’s upscale Beaches area location.

This will be a major hiring with 80 to 100 staff expected to be recruited this spring.

Both sessions will be held at 1:00 PM at our office at 15 Gervais Drive in the Don Mills & Eglinton area.  (See Google Map for location).

Trinity Taverna is currently seeking wait staff, bar staff & mixologists, maitre’ds, buspersons and runners, receptionists and hosts with “Smart Serve” certification and three to five years experience.    The ability to speak languages other than English is a definite asset.

They are also seeking Chefs du Jour, Chefs du Soir, food prep staff, line cooks, garde manger staff, fish grillers, meat grillers and dessert staff.    Kitchen staff require a minimum of five years experience.

If you plan to attend, please send a copy of your resume and covering letter in (.doc, .docx or .pdf format) to jobs@laboureducation.org by March 5th for the March 6th session or by March 12th if you are attending the March 13th session.

To register, please complete the Eventbrite registration form below:

(If you are having difficulty with the registration, please call us at (416) 537-6532)

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