Knowing I have support from you during my work placement is extremely valuable to me, to overcome my fears and remain confident. If I run into problems I know I can call you. And I feel safe in doing so!
— CNAW Program Participant
Would you recommend the Core Neighbourhoods at Work program to others?
Yes I would! Due to the fact that most of the resources you'll need to work or rent a house are all here. And when you encounter troubles, the staff quickly offer you the correct assistance immediately. And most of all, I know a lot of personal success stories that began here with Quint!
— from a March 2015 reply to the CNAW Participants' survey
Core Neighbourhoods At Work
SERVICES FOR JOB SEEKERS
Quint has been offering the Core Neighbourhoods At Work (CNAW) program to core area residents since 2003. The program provides services to individuals looking for work. Job seekers can get individual support from one of four Employment Coordinators. Supports include but are not limited to:
- creating and revising resumes and cover letters
- applying online
- interview preparation
- understanding your rights as a job seeker/employee
- career pathing…finding the right job for you
- how to talk to employers
- setting personal goals
- information on adult education, post secondary education, and skills training
- information related to transportation, identification, childcare, work clothing, application fees, and other issues
- community referrals
- computers, fax, and photocopier services
- access to our Resource Centre
CNAW Programs and Workshops
Learner’s License Program: Monthly program that helps a learner prepare and study for the Saskatchewan Class 7 Learner’s license exam.
Driver’s License Program: Monthly program that provides learner’s with 6 hours of in-class and 6 hours of drives with a qualified instructor. The 6+6 is mandatory in order to take the SGI road test.
GED Self-Study Support: Quint still provides support to those interested in independently studying for the GED exam. See Adult Homework Help
Adult Homework Help: free drop-in tutoring every Friday from 3 to 5 PM. Any subject, any grade.
Moving Forward Workshop 1: This three week course focuses on self-esteem and assertiveness.
Moving Forward Workshop 2: This two week job readiness course focuses on resumes, job searching, and interview preparation.
Safety Ticket Training: Varies, based on identified needs of participants. Examples include SCOT, WHMIS, TDG, Food Safe, and Forklift training. Offered twice a year, check back often for dates.
CNAW also partners with other organizations to provide in-house training and workshops. Past partnerships have included a budgeting workshop with READ Saskatoon and a computer class with the YWCA Employment & Learning.
If you are someone who is...
- 16 years of age or older, living in Saskatoon's core neighbourhoods or the surrounding area;
- looking for work and seeking support in your job search;
- willing to commit your time to looking for a job;
- and ready to address barriers that might affect your employment...
...we can help!