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Inauguration of the Northwest Employment Works Community Resource Center at Confederation College

THUNDER BAY, ON, August 17, 2022 – Today Confederation College celebrated the grand opening of the Community Resource Center for Northwest Employment Works (NEW) and Student Career Services.

Northwest Employment Works is an Employment Ontario assessment center that provides services to job seekers and employers. They provide access to training, employment programs and services through flexible, respectful and personalized service. The center can be used by both the college community and residents of Thunder Bay.

“As an Employment Ontario assessment centre, we also provide residents of Thunder Bay and surrounding areas with one-stop access to employment programs and services through respectful, flexible and personalized service,” said Brad Halabisky, Director of Distance and Continuing Education. on the Eastern campuses. “We are pleased to offer a variety of programs and services at our new center to help job seekers and employers achieve their job search, recruitment and training goals.”

After a year of renovations, the center has reopened in a central location to better serve the community. Everyone is invited to come and ask for help in finding a job. NEW has staff on hand to help with job searches and answer any questions you may have.

“The center will support the College community by providing expertise in career preparation and development to enable our past, present and future learners to realize their career potential through career coaching and student services. employers, cooperative education opportunities and workplace-integrated learning experiences,” said Kathleen Lynch, President. The new location is 960 Williams Street, located inside Confederation College’s Sibley Hall.

Confederation College has been serving the citizens of Northwestern Ontario since 1967 by serving the educational needs of students in a catchment area of ​​approximately 550,000 square kilometers. In addition to its main campus in Thunder Bay, Confederation College has seven regional sites located in Dryden, Fort Frances, Greenstone, Kenora, Marathon, Sioux Lookout and Red Lake, as well as a growing distance education division.

Confederation College provides exceptional education and training to an average of 4,800 combined full-time and part-time students per year and currently has a total of 600 full-time and part-time employees. The regional economic impact and contribution of Confederation is estimated at $703.3 million annually.

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