Innovating for Employment Success (IES)

Agency: MOSAIC

Program Description:

Innovating for Employment Success (IES) is a one month program that will train participants in Design Thinking to use in developing solutions to a “real world” business challenge presented by a sponsor employer. Participants will learn new skills, gain experience and improve their job search strategies.

The program is a research project. 80 individuals will be recruited and 40 randomly selected for participating in the program. If you are participating in the program, you will receive a training allowance. If you are part of the 40 not selected to participate, you will receive an honorarium for only taking two surveys.

The training will take place at MOSAIC’s office in Vancouver, by the Commercial and Broadway sky train station. The 40 selected participants will be divided into two groups of 20 participants each and will take the training in August and September. The next training starts on September 21.

Client Profile / Eligibility Criteria

  •  Immigrants living in Canada for 5 years or less
  •  Unemployed and looking for full time work
  •  Legally able to work in British Columbia
  •  University Degree at Bachelor Level or higher
  •  Employed in your field for at least 12 months before coming to Canada
  •  Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) > level 6
  •  New to WorkBC

Registration Information

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Start Dates / Duration

Registration is on a first come first serve basis, please hurry to get in!

The program includes four weeks of full time training in a simulated work environment:

Week One
• Canadian Workplace Culture
• Conflict Resolution
• Teamwork
• Presentation Skills

Week Two and Three
• Design Thinking and Human Centred Design
• Research and Innovation Techniques
• Ideation and Experimentation
• Developing solutions for a “real world” business challenge from a sponsor employer
• Presenting your solutions to employers

Week Two and Three
• Design Thinking and Human Centred Design
• Research and Innovation Techniques
• Ideation and Experimentation
• Developing solutions for a “real world” business challenge from a sponsor employer
• Presenting your solutions to employers

Week Four
• Identifying and Sharing Lessons Learned
• Applying Innovative Thinking concepts to your job search
• Self-Marketing and Networking Strategies

Program Fee: No fee

Contact Information

Phone: 604 254 0244 ext. 262

Email: innovation@mosaicbc.com

 



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