The Alberton Employment Resource Centre offers free and confidential employment assistance services. There is a resource library that provides a wide range of information such as how to create a resumé and cover letter, job search techniques, various training programs, as well as access to computers, printers and fax machine.
“Many people also use the Centre for online training such as WHMIS and Transportation of Dangerous Goods,” says Becky Wedge, Facilitator at the Alberton Resource Centre.
“I help local small business owners and operators with their hiring needs by posting job ads and/or creating job posts. It is very rewarding to work in the community of Alberton and develop a relationship with the people who access our services. People of all ages access the centre for their employment needs.”
Workshops offered on location
“I organize various sessions throughout the year to meet the demands and requests of clients. One workshop offered was Basic Introduction to Microsoft Word and 18 people participated. Computer and software knowledge is an essential employability skill.”
The workshop allowed participants to learn, practice, and ask questions in a comfortable setting. They gained the confidence and skills to better equip themselves at their present job or to become more employable.
“In the New Year, sessions will continue with the Microsoft Word course. On Friday mornings we will hold a Job Club, and I will be partnering with eForce Training to make free online courses available. I encourage people to contact me with any suggestions for further training.”
Becky is a graduate of UPEI with a BSc in Biology, has earned a zookeeping certificate, and is also bilingual. “After completing my education, seeking employment was a challenge for me, so I can relate to the individuals who walk through our doors each day.
“I did substitute teaching for eight years, and during that time I worked as a casual here at the Centre.
“I assist clients and community members with any online or social media issues they may have. Many people struggle with creating online accounts for EI or banking, and I am always happy to help. And the reward is seeing the appreciation on people’s faces.”
Becky continuously updates the Centre’s Facebook page with the latest job posts and training programs available.
For more information about the Alberton Employment Resource Centre, contact Becky Wedge at 902-853-2646 or email [email protected].
Funded by the Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning through the Canada-PEI labour market agreements and administered through Rural Community Learning Inc.