SaskAbilities vocational services are designed to help individuals experiencing disability to prepare and succeed in finding and maintaining employment.
Employment preparation is essential to achieving long-term success. Our comprehensive range of vocational services is designed to evaluate skill sets and interests, provide training, and identify employment opportunities. Services are adapted to meet individualized needs and employment goals.
Job seekers have access to supports that assist them to:
- Explore interests and identify needs
- Understand and develop skills
- Identify jobs that utilize abilities
- Develop resumes and apply for jobs
- Prepare for job interviews
- Access on-site support to learn the job and keep it
Key services include
Partners in Employment provides assistance in determining a successful employment path, along with developing tools and strategies for finding and maintaining employment. We assist individuals with:
- Identifying jobs that utilize skills and abilities
- Developing resumes that effectively communicate skills and abilities to employers
- Preparing for job interviews
- Finding a job that works for you
Our pre-employment classes are offered in a group setting or one-on-one. Topics include: resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, job search and computer skills.
Every person has individualized goals when it comes to finding employment. We provide supports tailored to meet your goals, help you explore your interests and identify your needs.
We provide on-going support to help job seekers build skills, learn the job and retain it. Our on-the-job coaches work right along with you to assist in work training and navigating any obstacles that may arise.
Our training centres provide short and long-term supportive work environments to help individuals hone their employment skills. Each work environment is a competitive business that produces goods and services according to market standards of speed, quality and accuracy. The goal is to build solid work and social skills that are transferable to any business environment.
Vocational evaluation provides individualized assessments of abilities, skills and interests for individuals requiring assistance with job placement, career counselling, education and work training. At the conclusion of the assessment, you will receive a comprehensive report that outlines recommendations for the next step.
Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
The ABI program is a referral-based program for individuals with a moderate to severe brain injury. Participants are paired with a Community Support Worker to help prepare for and attain meaningful employment.
Choices - Saskatoon
This is a referral-based program for individuals involved with provincial corrections or have recently been released from a correctional facility and are looking for employment.
Many of our candidates already have training and licenses for their chosen profession.
EmploymentWorks – Saskatoon
Launched in 2015, EmploymentWorks is a pre-employment training program designed for those who identify on the autism spectrum or for individuals experiencing disability. SaskAbilities has partnered the Sinneave Family Foundation to offer a program that provides skills training and community experience to individuals with autism or experiencing disability.
For more information about this program, visit employment-works.ca
New Opportunities for Work (NOW) - Regina
The NOW Program assists individuals experiencing barriers to employment find and maintain employment in the community. With skills training and work placement experience, the goal is to support participants in preparing for competitive, community-based employment.
Youth Employment Program - Swift Current
The Youth Employment Program aims to support youth aged 15 to 30 as they prepare to enter the workforce, many for the first time. Participants meet once a week in a classroom setting to learn pre-employment skills like resume building, interview skills, appropriate dress and interpersonal communication skills. They also tour various businesses to explore areas of their interest and make connections with employers.
Work experience is a 6-month program involving three to four placements in the community for individuals with little or no prior work experience. Our goal is to provide individuals with valuable hands-on experience in a real work environment and build relationships in the business community.
In this partnership model, the emphasis is on the development of skills by learning specific tasks. Participants are provided with a training allowance at no cost to the employer, and an on-the-job training mentor works closely with the trainee to monitor progress.
Partners in Employment offices are located in Swift Current, Regina, Moose Jaw, Saskatoon and Yorkton.
For more information on how our employment services can benefit you or someone you know, please contact a Partners in Employment office near you.