Build ON: Helping you prepare to work in Ontario's Skilled Trades, Engineering and Construction Sectors before you arrive! Register today for personalized online employment consultations, access to webinars, mentorship, training workshops and more. To know more about our services, watch this video.
 
Build ON is pleased to announce the launch of Improving Your English through Employment Training: a series of interactive online ESL modules offered through the Canvas Learning Platform to all of our eligible clients!
 

Upcoming Webinars in May

Build ON is offering several live webinars during the month of May about the following topics:

  • Building Your Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Career in Canada: Go Talent Pre-arrival Program presented by ICTC Go Talent – May 10 at 11:00am (EDT) 
  • Accelerate your Career with ACCES Employment presented by ACCES Employment – May 13 at 10:00am (EDT)
  • Business Plan Basics and Entrepreneurship Connections® Pre-Arrival Information Session presented by ACCES Employment – May 27 at 11:00am (EDT)
  • Skilled Trades as an Alternative Career presented by Build ON – May 31 at 11:00am (EDT) 
To view our full list of webinars, be sure to register with Build ON! If you are a community organization wanting to present a webinar for the program please let us know by sending us an email at buildonbatit@ymcaywca.ca or calling us at +1-613-608-6943.
 
Don’t forget to share Build ON with family and friends moving to Canada. We are here to help them be prepared before they arrive!



Be Your Own Boss: Choosing Entrepreneurship
 
If you are interested in being your own boss and working on your own time, entrepreneurship may be the pathway that best suits your needs. Opening a business, like anything else has its advantages as well as its disadvantages so it is always important to do your own research before committing to anything.
 
Settlement.Org offers the following advice: Some of the advantages are having the freedom and flexibility of choosing your own working hours, who you want as your clients and getting paid your worth because YOU decide the income and amount of profit coming in and lastly choosing your own vacation time! Some disadvantages are that there is less security, meaning it is up to you to keep looking for the “next thing” to help build revenue, lack of paid benefits which can be expensive, and of course making sure you’re organized, this includes tax forms for when it is time to pay taxes. However when you invest in yourself it can pay off. The Skilled Trades, for example, offers many opportunities for you to open a business and embark on the Entrepreneurship Pathway. Read an article about Entrepreneurship, written by ACCES’s Entrepreneurship Connections, on our blog page.


Partner Highlight: The Y’S Home Renovation & Horticulture Pre-Apprenticeship Programs 
 
The YMCA-YWCA of The National Capital Region’s Pre-Apprenticeship Programs: Home Renovation and Horticulture Training, offer many benefits for those looking to find work or work for themselves in the Skilled Trades!
 
Home Renovation focuses on carpentry, drywall finishing and plastering, tile setting, painting, trim installation, baseboard casing and crown moulding, framing, and flooring, while Horticulture focuses on the cultivation of plants, landscaping and irrigation systems.
 
Both pre apprenticeship programs offer paid work placement and extensive training, providing you with the tools and equipment necessary, at no cost, to practice the trade. In addition both programs provide you with certain certifications such as First Aid & CPR-C, WHIMIS, Working at Heights and Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps Training. As long as you meet the eligibility requirements laid out by both programs, you can begin enjoying this hands-on experience. Build ON works closely with these 2 programs and can make referrals on your behalf should you show interest. For more information on these Pre Apprenticeship Programs please reach out to Build ON!