Employment

Lessons

  • Lessons use tutorials and quizzes.
  • Tutorials have slides with text and pictures.
  • Learners can use the built-in screen reader.
  • Other learning tools include dictionaries, translators and text highlighting.
  • After watching a tutorial, learners complete a short quiz to check their knowledge.
  • Lessons are grouped by level and subject.

 

Career Decision Making

Your personality plays an important role in making your career decisions. In this course you will explore tools to identify your personality traits, set short-term and long-term goals, and draw up an ideal career list that is aligned with your values, interests, personality, and skills.  

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Communication

In this course, you will learn social and people skills that you can practice for effective communication, such as active listening, positive attitude, teamwork, and social sensitivity. You will explore effective strategies to address diversity and conflict. You will become familiar with reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills needed to participate in group discussions. You’ll learn best practices for face to face conversation, in-person and virtual meetings and business presentations.

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Employability Skills

In this course, you will learn the most common skills employers are looking for, such as positive work ethics, flexibility, and adaptability and how to demonstrate integrity in order to maintain honesty and reliability. You will learn ways to demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness. You will familiarize yourself with mathematical skills and proofreading skills required to complete common workplace tasks. You will read about critical thinking and problem-solving skills. You will explore customer service skills, time, task, and resource management skills to work effectively in an organization with technologies. You will determine the computer hardware and software requirements in business and how to organize files and folders. You learn about the importance of communication and technology skills in the workplace, and the etiquette and safety rules for using social media and technology responsibly.

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Exploring Entrepreneurship

This course covers the role and attributes of an entrepreneur, marketing and its components, the selling process, and operations management.   You’ll look at how entrepreneurs must study economics to ensure their business survives.  You’ll determine the importance of a business plan, list the steps for creating a business plan, and compare business plans from various sources.

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Health Care - Body Systems

Learn about the structure and functions of each body system. You will identify diseases, disorders, and medical procedures related to each system. Additionally, you will explore health science professions related to each body system.

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Health Care - Employability and Professional Skills

Learn how to develop communication and leadership skills. You will understand how to apply critical thinking and problem-solving techniques to resolve a conflict and how to combat stressful situations at work.

Health Care - Medical Terminology

Learn about the basic components of medical terms. You will familiarize yourself with various abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols used in health care. You will learn about the human body's planes and cavities. Terms used to describe the position of structures and parts of the human body will be discussed.

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Job Search Toolkit

Learn how to research the job market and prepare your portfolio and resume. Decide which style of resume suits you best and understand strategies that will get your resume noticed. You will develop skills for success with in-person, online, or phone interviews, and learn how informational interviews and cold calling can open up your options.

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Safe Food Handling Prep

This course introduces the principles of food safety and describes cross-contamination and food allergies. You will learn procedures for storing, prepping, cooking, cooling and reheating foods. You will learn the correct use of gloves and other hygiene practices. You will learn the difference between cleaning and sanitizing. This course also focuses on how to implement time and temperature control to prevent food contamination at various stages in the flow of food handling.

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Courses

  • Created by the LearningHUB Team!
  • Designed for literacy learners. The perfect introduction to online learning.
  • Each course is 3-6 units.
  • Each unit has a learning objective.
  • Activities include pages to read, videos, journal-writing, short assignments, quizzes and more.

 

Conflict Resolution Skills and Strategies

This course offers helpful advice and activities on stress management and communication skills. It explains conflict and how different people deal with conflict in their lives. It explains the 4 P’s of Conflict Resolution: Preparedness, Perception, Personality and Practice.

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Customer Service Essentials

This course looks at the definition of customer service and the most common jobs that require good customer service skills. Topics include: workplace expectations, communication skills, being prepared for a career in customer service and how to have a positive attitude for workplace success. This course will empower participants to deal effectively with difficult customers and make sure that customers have a good service experience.

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Improving Your Job Skills

This course explains the basic skills needed in every job. You will look at personal skills like time management and being responsible. You will practise reading, writing and listening to improve your communication skills. You will learn how to gather and manage the information that you need on the job. You will also explore ways to think through problems at work and decide upon solutions.

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Self-Exploration: How I Communicate in Different Places

This course is the digital version of a course created by Literacy Link South Central (LLSC) in 2013 and funded by the Ontario government using Employment Ontario funding. It is one of a series of 4 courses we've grouped together under the heading of Self Exploration. In this course, you will be thinking and talking about how you communicate in different places. At the end of this course you should be able to understand how different generations communicate, understand key factors in effective communication, feel more comfortable communicating in a group setting, begin to understand how to improve communication skills and identify your current skills and the skills that you need to work on.

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Self-Exploration: My Dream Career

This course is the digital version of a course created by Literacy Link South Central (LLSC) in 2013 and funded by the Ontario government using Employment Ontario funding. It is one of a series of 4 courses we've grouped together under the heading of Self Exploration. In this course, you will be thinking and talking about dream careers. At the end of this course you should be able to: understand the difference between a job and a career, identify your current skills and knowledge, understand barriers to employment and know more about your dream career.

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Self-Exploration: My Role Models

This course is the digital version of a course created by Literacy Link South Central (LLSC) in 2013 and funded by the Ontario government using Employment Ontario funding. It is one of a series of 4 courses we've grouped together under the heading of Self Exploration. In this course, you will think about the qualities of a good role model. You will examine role models and mentors you have or may have had. Think about your local role models and those in the media. Explore the qualities you have and those you can work on to become a good role model.

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Social Media and Your Job Search

If you're an experienced job searcher, you may know quite a bit about resumes, cover letters, interviews and the best websites for job listings. But you might not be as familiar with the latest online tools to enhance your job search! In this course you will learn how LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter can help with your employment search. Each unit has an interactive activity to guide you through creating a sample account using the basic features.

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Live Classes

  • Taught by a LearningHUB Practitioner.
  • 1-2 hours long and run at a set date and time.
  • Available October-November, January-February and April-May.
  • Now running in Zoom!

 

Employment Success Series 1: Resume Basics

Employment Success is six-part series that will help you get ready for your next job.  These are short sessions that give you the tips you need to move forward with your goals. 

In this first class, we introduce you to the basic steps for creating a Résumé.  A résumé is a 1-2 page document that tells an employer your qualifications, skills, education and work history.  We will talk about these sections and give you strategies to make your résumé clear, attractive and professional.  We will also share websites and free services you can use for help.

 

Employment Success Series 2: Interviews

Employment Success is six-part series that will help you get ready for your next job.  These are short sessions that give you the tips you need to move forward with your goals! 

In the second class, we talk about Interviews. Interviews are a way for an employer to meet you and learn more about your qualifications.  It is also a chance for you to ask questions and learn more about the company or organization.   It is normal to be nervous for an interview, but being prepared can help us control nerves and have a better experience.  We can do this in a number of ways and we will review them together.  We will also look at online interviews, which are becoming more common as we live through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Employment Success Series 3: Workplace Expectations

Employment Success is six-part series that will help you get ready for your next job.  They are short sessions that give an introduction to a topic.  Taking these classes will improve your confidence and give you the tips you need to move forward with your goals!  If you are nervous about making a good impression at a new job, you are not alone. The workplace can be confusing with so many rules to follow.  

In the third class, we talk about Expectations.  You will learn what employers expect from you when it comes to behaviour and communication.  You will learn how to prepare for your first day and get tips to use when faced with a challenge.  We will also explain some of your rights as an employee when it comes to your pay, breaks and safety.

 

Employment Success Series 4: Workplace Communication

Employment Success is six-part series that will help you get ready for your next job.  They are short sessions that give an introduction to a topic.  Taking these classes will improve your confidence and give you the tips you need to move forward with your goals!

Communicating at work is challenging.  Everyone has different personalities and ways of expressing themselves.  If you want to succeed at work, you need to communicate and listen well.  In our fourth class, you will learn how to improve your listening skills, how to handle difficult people at work, how your body language affects others and how communication styles and rules change in our digital world.

 

Employment Success Series 5: Email Communication

Employment Success is six-part series that will help you get ready for your next job.  These are short sessions that give you the tips you need to move forward with your goals! 

In our fifth class, we talk about Email Communication.  We start by reviewing the parts of an email and the features that are commonly used in the workplace.  We then look at "email etiquette" - the rules we should follow when communicating digitally.  You will also learn the key skills for writing clear and effective messages.  Finally, we will work through some email scenarios together, to learn best ways to respond when faced with a challenge. 

 

Employment Success Series 6: Workplace Documents

Employment Success is six-part series to help you get ready for your next job. These are short sessions that give the tools you need to move forward with your goals!

In our final class, we talk about the documents you might see in your first week on the job. Some of these include, welcome packages, policy and safety manuals, payroll and tax forms, as well as benefits applications and vacation request forms. All this paperwork can be overwhelming, but being prepared will help! We show you common forms and give tips for reading and completing them.