Photo by Oxford Properties via Wikimedia Commons
This fall, more than 25 stores will be recruiting new employees at the Yorkdale Shopping Centre (located in the Dufferin & Highway 401 area).
Jobs will include sales associates, store management, customer service and many more.
In cooperation with the City of Toronto’s Employment and Social Service unit, the Labour Education Centre will be conducting a series of Job Fair Information Sessions designed to help you prepare to apply for these jobs.
Sessions will be held on Thursday, August 8th; Thursday, August 15th; and Thursday, August 29th at 1:00 PM here at the Labour Education Centre. You can download our flyer in PDF format here
UPDATE – AUGUST 1ST - The August 8th Information Session is now full. There is still space available for August 15th and 29th.
UPDATE – AUGUST 12th – The August 15th Information Session is now full.
UPDATE – AUGUST 27th – The August 29th Information Session is now full
You can register for the session by giving us a call at (416) 537-6532 ext. 2205 or you can register on Eventbrite by clicking on the button below.
In a half day workshop led by Joy Lehman, LBS learners discussed and artistically articulated the importance of literacy in their lives. They drew on both personal and broader issues of their life experiences and priorities.
The result was beautiful learner created murals that displayed the role literacy plays in their lives, their families and their communities.
On May 31st, current and past learners from LEC’s Literacy and Basic Skills Programme, had the opportunity to host their local MP John Carmichael. The learners had the chance to meet their federal representative and expressed to him the importance of literacy and the positive effects it has had on their lives, their families lives and in their community.
The Goodwill Community Foundation based in the U.S. offers free online learning tutorials that will help you improve your reading, math and computer skills through their “LearnFree” website.
GCFLearnFree.org contains hundreds of interactive tutorials to help you learn how to make use of office software, social media sites and many other online services. There are also interactive tutorials on reading skills and to help you out with your math.
You can easily access the GCF Learn Free site by clicking on the logo on the right hand side of this page!
The Labour Education Centre’ Employment Service programme will be conducting an information session on careers in Toronto’s hotel and hospitality industry on Tuesday, March 12th at 10 AM here at our office at 15 Gervais Drive.
At this session, you’ll learn about the many different types of jobs available in this sector and how to go about getting work in this field from an industry expert!
Space is limited. Please register by sending an e-mail message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the .pdf flyer here
Harriet Tubman (1820-1913) helped escaped American slaves find refuge in Canada during the 1850′s.
This month, the Labour Education Centre’s Literacy & Basic Skills (LBS) Programme in conjunction with our partners at Labour Community Services is hosting a noon hour “Lunch and Learn” film series to celebrate Black History Month on Wednesdays from noon till 1 PM.
If you happen to be in the neighbourhood (Suite 100 at 15 Gervais Drive in Toronto), please feel free to join us!
The Labour Education Centre is starting a new Saturday morning Literacy & Basic Skills (LBS) class that will run from 10 AM to 1 PM.
The LBS programme is an upgrading programme for people who want to improve their English, math and computer skills for work, learning and life. The programme will take place here at the Labour Education Centre on the first floor of the Ontario Federation of Labour building, located at 15 Gervais Drive near Don Mills & Eglinton. (click here for a Google Map of our location)
The programme is open to residents of Ontario over 19 years of age who can speak and understand English. You can download our flyer in .pdf format here
For further information, please contact us at (416) 537-6532 x2204.
If you’re interested in our regular Monday to Thursday LBS class, please give us a call!
Effective the week of January 14, 2013 the Labour Education Centre’s Employment Service Unit will have new hours of operation in order to server you better!
From Monday to Wednesday and on Fridays we will be open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
On Thursdays we will open at 9:00 AM and stay open late until 7:30 PM so that we can provide service during the early evening hours.
The new Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown LRT will soon make it much easier for you to get to the Labour Education Centre by public transit!
“Metrolinx“, the Ontario government agency overseeing the construction of the new LRT lines is inviting the public to an information meeting. At this gathering they will be updating the community on this important transit project and share community input on a change that Metrolinx is planning to the tunnel between the new Laird and Don Mills LRT stations.
The meeting will be held from 7:00 – 9:00 PM on Tuesday, December 11th in the Telus Conference Room at the Ontario Science Centre located at 770 Don Mills Road.
For further information about this new project you can visit the Crosstown LRT’s website here, their Facebook page here or their Twitter page here.
Our Literacy & Basic Skills (LBS) programme will be holding an information session on Friday, December 7th at 10:00 AM for our upcoming January 7th, 2013 class here at the Labour Education Centre, Suite 100, 15 Gervais Drive in Toronto (near Don Mills & Eglinton).
The LBS programme is an upgrading programme for people who wish to improve their English. math and computer skills for work, learning and life. Classes take place Monday to Thursday from 9:15 AM to 2:30 PM and are open to residents of Ontario over 19 years of age who can speak and understand English.
For further information, please see the attached flyer in .pdf format or contact Anna at (416) 537-6532 x2204.