Services Offered

Pre-Employment and Training Programs

The pre-employment program project gives the selected members of the community specific employment skills through classroom and on the job training. This project is designed to increase participant's employable skills and improve their chances of acquiring meaningful and gainfull employment. The job placement program allows participants to build experience upon basic skills and modern workplace standards learned throughout the project.

Stage 1

The first two weeks the participants start off with a self-esteem workshop. This workshop allows each participant to look inward and achieve balance to unlock their potential. Table topics are also used everyday to give the participants experience in public speaking. The public speaking program begins informally in a discussion of current and local events in a roundtable discussion. Each week a different topic is added to the discussion and brings the program into a formal focus. At the end of Stage 1, each speaker is allowed two minutes to speak. The students count the 'ahs' and 'ums' of each speaker. By the end of Stage 1 the participants learn to speak 'off the cuff' and look forward to the sessions each morning.

Stage 2

The computers and technology is presented in this stage. The participants learn Windows, the Internet, e-mail, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Publisher. In this stage each participant is working on a resume and business cards with a presentation to follow.

Stage 3

The participants do a self-assessment by learning about career planning that will give them a direction towards setting realistic career goals. A one day course in Personality Dimensions is also included which helps each participant to unlock their personality and shift their traits towards a more goal oriented persona capable of achievement. A basic safety course is conducted to give participants experience in workplace safety and emergency planning the includes: WHIMIS, fire safety, first aid/CPR including Artificial Exterior Defibrillation (AED). At the end of Stage 3 the participants will go to their job placements with confidence and hopefully succeed in a career path that they have chosen.

Seminars and Training

A.E.D.A. has partnered with CSE Consulting Inc. from Brockville, Ontario to bring professional development and training to businesses.  For more on our seminars and training programs see Training Programs.