Job Path is a transitional employment program which provides job skills training and community work experience. Designed for individuals who have a goal towards meaningful employment and ideal for those who have little or no work experience, Job Path provides support through a combination of in-class learning, job trials, work experience and job placement.

 

In-class learning: Building workplace habits and success

  • In-class sessions include Employer Expectations, Health and Safety Awareness, Social Skills, Work Ethics and Communication

  • Concepts, such as: “what is work”, “how to find work”, “how to get along with others”, “why do we work”, “following directions”, and other topics related to employment are explored using a variety of training tools and resources.

  • Job-readiness training that includes career exploration, resume building and interview preparation

 

Job trials

  • Following in-class learning for 2 weeks, job trials are pursued to identify participants’ interests and skill level in various labour markets. Work Habits, Workplace Attitudes, Work-Related Skills and Interpersonal Skills are assessed to determine feasible work experience opportunity as the next step.

 

Work Experience: 8 – 10 weeks

  • Work experience placements are designed for participants to gain hands-on work experience while applying the concepts learned in class.

  • Participants will work 10 hours or more during their work experience

  • Following the work experience period, a planning meeting is held with each participant to review recommendations and discuss next steps to reach employment goals.

 

Who is eligible?

Individuals whose eligibility for service has been confirmed by Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) and who:

  • Are residents of Mississauga

  • Are currently not enrolled in school or are in their graduating year

  • Have little or no work experience or have been out of the work force for 3 consecutive years

  • Are able to access public transportation or have reliable transportation available

  • Have personal safety and awareness skills to access the community independently

 

How to get involved