General Program

Are you looking for employment? Having trouble with your resume? Not sure how to find opportunities? Need help with your interview skills?

A fundamental component of finding and retaining employment work is having the necessary life skills and basic work skills prior to accepting the opportunity. Specific training of the technical skills needed for a task/ career can occur on the job, but without the necessary starting skills - keeping the opportunity may become difficult. Many people need some training in skills which provides them with the right tools to make themselves ready to explore and accept opportunities as they become available.

These workshops will develop employees in specific competencies by focusing on the development of soft skills needed to be successful in the workplace. Learn to perform job tasks to the employer's specifications and learn the inter-personal skills necessary to be accepted as a worker at a job site and in related community contacts.

If you are willing to take risks and move outside of your comfort zone in learning new skills and taking on new challenges, we have the skill development and training for you. Participants must be over the age of 18, and have a positive attitude and enthusiasm.  For more information contact us at 780-538-2727 or email cdmanager@volunteergrandeprairie.com.

Wired 2 Hire General Program Supported By:

Government of Canada

Government of Alberta

Wired 2 Hire General Workshops

Writing Effective Resumes and Cover Letters

Need to update or create a resume? Don’t know where to start? This free workshop is designed to teach participants the principles of writing an effective resumes and cover letters. Content includes identifying employability skills, resume formats, filling out application forms, simple cover letters & more.

Job Search Techniques

Looking for a job? Need some tips and techniques to help you get results? Our Job Search Techniques free workshop provides information on how to enhance your job search activities. Take a close look at what you have to offer as an employee, research occupations and create an easy-to-follow work search plan. The results will follow!

Interview Techniques

This free workshop teaches how to utilize a strength-based approach to improve performance through increased self-confidence. Learn how-to prepare for a successful interview and reduce your pre-interview anxiety by knowing what to expect. Topics also include common interview questions and how-to generate good answers. Most participants leave feeling much more prepared to do their next job interview.

Career and Information Planning

Want to find a job you’d really enjoy? Would you like to learn more about how to plan a career? Haven’t done much or any career planning? Not sure of what occupations are out there and would like to find an occupation to pursue. This free workshop is intended to help guide you in a career direction by utilizing online tools and the Career Planner Workbook provided by the Government of Alberta.

Interpersonal Skills

This free workshop teaches what is required for effective communication in the workplace and in life. Here you will learn about verbal and non-verbal communication skills as well as listening skills. We recommend attending ‘Communication Skills’ as they work together to provide the full scope.

Communication Skills

This free workshop focuses on core skills used in effective communication in the workplace and in life. Topics include Assertiveness, Negotiating, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking and Decision Making. Participants will be given tools and strategies to deal with difficult and challenging situations. A great skill-building workshop!

Personal Empowerment

Many of us come to a time in our life where we need some motivation to get us back on track. This Personal Empowerment free workshop teaches how to build self-confidence that in turn impacts our self-motivation to take control of our circumstances and achieve our goals in personal and working life. You don’t have anything to lose and much to gain with this empowering class!

Personal Development

Participants will examine their own essential skills and learn how to build on this foundation for success in their personal and working life. An additional module covers Stress Management and provides techniques and strategies to lower negative stress and use minimal positive stress as motivation towards personal goals. This free workshop works alongside ‘Personal Empowerment’ to further provide key elements in becoming more self-aware.

Overcoming Communication Barriers

Do you find it difficult to say ‘No’? Find it a challenge to give or receive feedback? This informative workshop is designed to give participants practical tools and strategies for overcoming communication barriers.  A straightforward approach that creates change with people you may find difficult and being able to find resolution in conflicts at home or in the workplace.

Online Job Search

This free computing workshop provides the essential navigation tips and skills to easily search for employment online. The instructor works closely with all skill-levels to provide additional information on how to effectively search for jobs using the Internet. This course compliments the ‘Introduction to Microsoft’ as they work together in providing the full scope in the online job search process.

Introduction to Microsoft

Looking for guidance on how to create a resume using Microsoft Word? What about editing your cover letter? This free informative computer workshop teaches basic computer operations ranging from the basic use of a mouse to opening and creating documents. The focus is to give participants the ability to use Microsoft applications to submit their resumes to companies and business online.

Get a Job Using Social Media

Did you know that Social Media can be used to promote yourself when searching for a job? Learn about Privacy basics for Facebook and LinkedIn. This fun and interactive free workshop discusses various pros and cons of social platforms and the importance of maintaining a professional image. Open to those that have never used social media as well – we can show you how!

How to Use the Cloud

Learn about storing your documents online and accessing them when you need them from any device using online storage services like Google Drive, ICloud and more.