Workplace Training – helping you gain skills and experience.

December 11, 2017

Do your skills need updating to obtain your next job? Just out of post-secondary, but do not have work experience? Need help with acquiring occupational-related skills/experience, job search, and connecting to employers?

Call us about how The Workplace Training Program can assist you!

The Workplace Training Program assists eligible job seekers to update their workplace skills and experience to gain full-time employment. Workplace Training offers two options: On-the-Job Training (OJT) or Paid Work Experience (PWE).

On-the-Job Training takes place at the employers’ work site and offers employers up to 70% of wages to a maximum of $390 per week to hire eligible unemployed participants.

Paid Work Experience is intended to support individuals to perform specific tasks, become familiar with employer work site standards and demonstrate competency and skills and offers employers a paid wage subsidy for up to three weeks of work experience.

Supplemental Training Funds in addition can be requested up to a maximum of $1,500 per participant. Training must be provided by an independent school or training organization.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Unemployed
  • Alberta resident 18 years of age or older
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Able to work full time (30 or more hours per week)
  • Ready, willing and able
  • Primarily designed for Albertans with Employment Insurance involvement in the past 5 years
  • Not attending an educational program under the School Act (kindergarten to Grade 12)

To learn more about The Workplace Training Program, contact:

DeLana Byrd, Workplace Training Consultant

780-539-5477

delana.byrd@gpworkplace.ca