Name of Program Description
Enhanced Language Training Program (ELT) http://www.tdsb.on.ca/Adult-Learners/Learn-English/Enhanced-Language-Training (Online, via Zoom)Contact person: Pallavi Mauji
Position: Community Services Supervisor
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 416-996-2268

Enhanced Language Training is a FREE 14-week labour market access program which includes an 8-week in-class training portion and the opportunity to obtain a 6-week work placement.

Clients receive instruction in business English, Canadian workplace culture, and 40 hours of sector specific information and employability skills. Job development support is provided to obtain employment.

Note: Program may change to a blended delivery subject to client availability for January 2021.

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Essential Skills Upgrading program http://www.upgrademyskills.ca (Online)Contact person: Sam Sanfilippo
Position:  ESU Program Officer
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 416-396-6905

Non-credit, adult program that helps clients improve their reading, writing, and math skills, as well as their employability and workplace skills. The Essential Skills Upgrading Program is now open to serve new and returning learners. New intake is by appointment only — call the regional office most convenient for you and our staff will explain how you can register for our program.  Option of in-person or remote assessments.

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On the Line – Youth Culinary Training Program  http://www.tdsb.on.ca/Adult-Learners/Skills-Development/On-The-Line (Hybrid Model)Contact person: Karen Ellsworth
Position: Project Clerk
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 416-393-0350

We Offer:
• 5 weeks of intensive kitchen training and pre-employment support
• Food Safety, HACCP & WHMIS certificates
• Participants will get paid for 30h per week
• 10 weeks of paid work placement following the training

• 15-30 years old at the time of intake
• A Canadian Citizen, or permanent resident or a protected person as defined by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
• Legally entitled to work in Canada

Studio 500  http://www.tdsb.on.ca/Hairstyling (Hybrid Model)Contact person: Cynthia Contractor
Position: Community Services Supervisor
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 416-394-7412

This program prepares participants to enter the Hairstylist Trade as a Registered Apprentice.

Through this program, apprentices are prepared to write the Certificate of Qualification Examination for Hairstylists in Ontario and to be successful in this competitive industry through the provision of theoretical instruction in techniques such as cutting, styling, colouring physiology, hygiene and salon management and gain practical hands-on experience.
Hairstylist Apprentices require two levels of theory training. Studio 500 offers this in the following ways:

Full time: 5 days a week, 8 weeks for each level
Part time: 2 days a week, 16 weeks for each level

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