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Session Schedule – Quick View (see below for descriptions)
|Date||10 – 11 am||1 – 2 pm|
|Mon, Mar 1||Learning Online||Getting Your Grade 12 Diploma|
|Tues, Mar 2||Welcome to City School by Mohawk||Budgeting|
|Wed, Mar 3||Job Seeker Info Session||Trivia – Jeopardy|
|Thurs, Mar 4||What is a Skilled Trades Apprenticeship? Apprenticeship 101||Getting Your GED – Everything You Need to Know|
|Fri, Mar 5||How to Manage Your Mental Health in a Virtual World||LinkedIn – Where Do I Start?|
Session Schedule – Details
Mon, Mar 1 (10 – 11 am) – Learning Online (slide deck)
Presenter Megan Perry, St. Charles Adult & Continuing Education Centres
This is a general introduction to learning online. You’ll get information about what you can expect when you participate in virtual learning.
You will learn about
- various video conferencing platforms (Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype etc.) and how we can use these to support our learning
- online safety
- various ways to attend meetings
- additional features available – to demonstrate these features, we’ll use Microsoft Teams
- learning management systems (LMS)
Mon, Mar 1 (1 – 2 pm) – Getting Your Grade 12 Diploma (slide deck)
Presenters David Grilli, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board
Emina Kovacevic, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
We will talk about all programs that we offer as well as
- the registration process during COVID
- PLAR (Prior Learning and Recognition) process
- the transition from ESL to Academic Upgrading to Credit
Tues, Mar 2 (10 – 11 am) – Welcome to City School by Mohawk (slide deck)
Presenter Catherine Maracle, City School by Mohawk
Have you ever thought about trying out college? City School by Mohawk has free courses and workshops in the community. These are a stepping stone to post-secondary and employment. City School gives you the opportunity to try college for free in a welcoming and small classroom environment. Join in to see what City School can do for you! Check out the City School course flyer for Spring and Summer 2021.
Tues, Mar 2 (1 – 2 pm) – Budgeting (handout)
Presenter Rick Doelle, Hamilton Literacy Council
Can you afford not to have a budget? Not having a budget has hidden costs. What is it costing you?
In this session you will find out
- what a budget can do for you
- how to make your own budget
- how to use tips to make budgeting easier and make it work for you
Want to learn more? The Hamilton Literacy Council will be running a Financial Literacy program at the end of March. For more information call 905-529-9907 or email ac.sdaernotlimahnull@ofni
Wed, Mar 3 (10 – 11 am) – Job Seeker Info Session (slide deck)
Presenter Peter Lesser, Goodwill Career Centre
Attend our virtual information session and find out about free job search programs including Career Exploration and Job Search Assistance. Why job search alone when an Employment Ontario funded service provider can help make your journey easier? There will be time for questions and we can follow up with you individually after the session.
Wed, Mar 3 (1 – 2 pm) – Trivia – Jeopardy
Presenter Michael Adebo, Adult Basic Education Association
Jeimy Martinez-Sorto, Adult Basic Education Association
Join us for a fun session of trivia by playing Jeopardy! Questions could be pop culture, sports, history, you name it – it might be there! And there’s a prize for the winner!
Thurs, Mar 4 (10 – 11 am) – What is a Skilled Trades Apprenticeship? Apprenticeship 101 (slide deck)
Presenter Louise Stallings, Marshall School of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship
- 4 Trade Sectors/Trade Classifications
- making connections for next steps
Thurs, Mar 4 (1 – 2 pm) – Getting Your GED – Everything You Need to Know (slide deck)
Presenter Michael Adebo, Adult Basic Education Association
Thinking of getting your GED? This session will cover
- what the GED is and if it’s right for you
- what subjects are included and scoring
- how to prepare
- how to book your test
Fri, Mar 5 (10 – 11) – How to Manage Your Mental Health in a Virtual World (slide deck)
Presenter Jill Dennison, Mental Health Promotion and Resilience Facilitators, Canadian Mental Health Association, Hamilton
In this session, there will be an overview of mental health and mental illness. We’ll also talk about stress and what this looks like during a pandemic. A large focus will be on building resiliency and providing resources.
Fri, Mar 5 (1 – 2) – LinkedIn – Where Do I Start? (slide deck)
Presenters Brianna Rideout and Alan Gollom, VPI Working Solutions – Hamilton
LinkedIn.com is the world’s largest social media site. Its focus is networking for work. But it can be intimidating to know where to start. In this session you will learn about
- developing your LinkedIn profile
- getting the most out of the platform with tips and tricks
- using LinkedIn Learning
After the session we hope that you’ll feel more confident to use LinkedIn to help with your employment goals.