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2009 Employer Partner Info Hmc

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2009 Employer Partner Info Hmc

  1. 1. Enhanced Language Training Program with Volunteer Work Placement
  2. 2. About HMC’s ELT Program & Work Placement <ul><li>Since 2005, Halton Multicultural Council (HMC) has offered an Enhanced Language Training Programs (ELT) to allow ITIs prepare for careers in office management while improving English language skills.  </li></ul><ul><li>There are 3 sessions annually, 12 participants each, representing a variety of professions which include ( but not limited to ) : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Admin Assistants - IT Specialists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office Managers - Marketing Professionals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphic Designers - Business Receptionists </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Work schedules are flexible and built around the needs/availability of Employer Partners. </li></ul><ul><li>The program has a minimum 40-hour unpaid work placement component which must provide participants with hands-on work experience in their field. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Benefits of Becoming an HMC Employer Partner <ul><li>Becoming a HMC Employer Partner is an opportunity for your organization to: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Try-out” a potential employee for immediate or future staffing needs </li></ul><ul><li>Tap into a pool of international business talent to bring a new perspective to your business </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce any work load back-log </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate your company’s commitment to cultural inclusivity </li></ul>
  4. 4. Expectations and Responsibilities <ul><li>We ask that our Employer Partners… </li></ul><ul><li>Interview all participants to ensure a good fit for your organizational needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide meaningful, hands-on tasks so that candidates can gain experience in a Canadian work setting </li></ul><ul><li>Provide the participant with feedback on their performance </li></ul><ul><li>Accept an offer of placement only if the professional is a good fit for your organization </li></ul>
  5. 5. Insurance <ul><li>HMC carries insurance that covers volunteers while they are on your site to complete a work placement with your organization.  </li></ul>
  6. 6. Any Questions? <ul><li>If you… </li></ul><ul><li>Have any questions </li></ul><ul><li>Are interested in becoming an Employer Partner </li></ul><ul><li>Would like to look at a selection of participant resumes </li></ul><ul><li>Want to set up an interview with a participant </li></ul><ul><li>Please contact </li></ul><ul><li>Kimberley John, Work Placement Facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>(905) 842-2486, ext 247 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.halton-multicultural.org </li></ul>
  7. 7. I want to thank HMC for inviting me to be a guest speaker at the graduation event for the class ended on May 9 th , 2009. The material in this presentation is reproduced with permission.

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