Investing In Women’s Futures

Helping immigrant & visible minority women towards economic self-sufficiency

Investing in Women’s Futures (IWF), which is funded by the Ontario Women’s Directorate, helps immigrant and visible minority women towards economic self-sufficiency through marketable skills training, employment readiness and  life skills coaching as well as providing customer service training and self-employment coaching. IWF Flyer - 2015Download PDF version

IWF includes three main components:

INDUSTRIAL SEWING MACHINE TRAINING
• Industrial sewing machine operations
• Employment preparation skills
• Life skills coaching
• Customer service training
• Self-employment/start up

INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYMENT COUNSELLING
• Career exploration
• Resume & Cover Letters writing
• Interview preparation
• Job search techniques
• Networking
• Self-employment coaching
• Job search strategies
• Labour market information

COMPUTER  TRAINING
• Computer fundamentals
• MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Set up an email account
•Create job profiles, LinkedIn and online job search tools.

Program start dates

INDUSTRIAL SEWING MACHINE TRAINING
Weekday Mornings: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm  – 12 week program

Start Date End Date Difficulty 
September 28, 2015 December 18, 2015  Beginner
January 04, 2016 March 25, 2016 Advanced
April 04, 2016 June 24 2016 Beginner
June 27, 2016 September 16, 2016 Advanced
September 26, 2016 December 16, 2016 Beginner
January 02, 2017 March 24, 2017 Advanced
April 03, 2017 June 23, 2017  Beginner
June 26, 2017 September 15, 2017 Advanced
September 25, 2017 December 15, 2017 Begineer

 

COMPUTER TRAINING
Saturday morning only: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  – 12 week program

Start Date End Date Difficulty
October 03, 2015 December 19, 2015 Advanced
January 09, 2016 March 26, 2016 Beginner
April 09, 2016 June 25, 2016 Advanced
July 02, 2016 September 17, 2016 Beginner
October 01, 2016 December 17, 2016 Advanced
January 07, 2017 March 25, 2017 Beginner
April 08, 2017 June 24, 2017 Advanced
July 08, 2017 September 23, 2017 Beginner
September 30, 2017 December 16, 2017 Advanced

Click here to download the Investing In Women’s Futures Program registration form

All SERVICES ARE FREE.

For more information and to register, please contact:
Jane Sparks, Manager
Investing In Women’s Futures
519-746-3411 ext. 227
jane@few.on.ca

 

Investing In Women’s Futures is funded by the Ontario Women’s Directorate

“Like so many immigrants, I started my life in Canada with great difficulty. There are a number of challenges that I faced, first of all the language barrier, the cultural difference, being new to the country, the cold weather and finally the family size (I have a family of six). Focus for Ethnic Women came as a healing. I have learned new skills. I made new friends. On behalf of my colleagues, I would like to thank the people who stood behind this program.”
Intisar Ali – June 2010

“I recognize the importance of the work that Focus has been doing for many years, helping women, and providing them with employment counselling, skills training and professional guidance in order to help women find jobs in an unknown, new and foreign world. Thank you for your help. Best wishes for Focus.”
Maria Dora Mendez – June 2007

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