Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
April 07, 2017

Minister Byrne Recognizes Success of Transitions to Work Pilot Program

The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, is recognizing the work of graduates of the Transitions to Work pilot program which was implemented earlier this year.

Created through the merger of the former Employment Transitions and Sector Skills programs, the pilot program provides Newfoundlanders and Labradorians with the supports they need to obtain entry-level employment. It expands and enhances pre-employment support and job search assistance and introduces innovative approaches to job placement services.

The Transitions to Work pilot program was offered at six locations to date in 2017. These include three locations where the former Employment Transitions was offered (Corner Brook, Grand Falls-Windsor, and Marystown) as well as three new pilot locations (Stephenville, Carbonear, and St. John’s).

A total of 58 participants have successfully completed the pilot program to date which is funded through the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Job Fund Agreement and helps participants secure employment and financial independence.

“The new Transition to Work pilot program has had a successful first year and will continue to increase access to employment readiness programming for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, including many of our most vulnerable people.”
Honourable Gerry Byrne
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

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2017 04 07                              12:00 p.m.