If your organization or company wishes to train members of your staff as Soft Skills Solutions© facilitators, please contact the Master Trainer in your region:

Eastern Ontario

Gananoque, Belleville, Cornwall, Pembroke, Ottawa, Peterborough and area

Contact: Lisa Ambaye: 613-265-7979/ lisa.ambaye@gmail.com

Central Ontario

Oshawa, Mississauga, Barrie, Toronto, Collingwood, Aurora, Muskoka and area

Contact: Samantha Timbers: 905-830-4749/ samanthatims@rogers.com

Northern Ontario

Sault Ste. Marie, Hearst, North Bay, Dryden, Thunder Bay, Sudbury and area

Contact: Stewart Kallio: 249-360-3618/ info@kallioconsulting.ca

Southwestern Ontario

London, Walkerton, Chatham, Brantford, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Kitchener-Waterloo, Sarnia, Windsor and area

Contact: Robin Crank 519-222-0459/ missrobin.c@gmail.com

 

All other inquiries please contact:

Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board: sss@smwdb.com / 705-725-1011.

Background of Soft Skills Solutions©

                             

Through an Employability Skills Training Research Project conducted in 2013/2014,

best practices in soft skills training at the local, national and global levels were examined which validated the development of an employability skills training framework.

Further, the employers surveyed clearly indicated:

  • Employability skills are a critical element informing hiring decisions and retention.

  • The majority of employers would send their employees for “no cost employability skills training”

  • The majority of employers indicated “yes” they would be more likely to consider hiring a job candidate that has participated in an ‘employability skills training program’’ considering that 'hard skills' are met.  

Over time, Soft Skills Solutions© will be more widely recognized among employers,   organizations and job-seekers as a standard in employability skills training program. 

Everything You Need to Know

Job Seekers

Learn more about the skills that will help you compete and advance in today’s job market.

Soft Skills Solutions© (SSS) is a free program, offered at many employment resource and adult upgrading/literacy centres. 

This program is taught by SSS Trainers. The program is approximately 25- 30 hours in length, and covers important topics that will give you confidence and a competitive edge at your next job.

Learn more about the key workplace skills that employers are asking for:

  • Communication

  • Teamwork

  • Personal Management

  • Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

  • Professional Development

Click here for a detailed list of the program details: SSS Training Unit - Highlights

To find out if there is training available near you, call your local Employment Ontario Employment Services or Literacy Program.

Search the below list for an organization with a Soft Skills Solutions© facilitator.

 

Delivery Organizations 

 

In Simcoe and Muskoka

Outside of Simcoe and Muskoka

 

Employers

Soft Skills Solutions© (SSS) was created with employers in mind!  We conducted studies and researched extensively, and we listened to your concerns:

“Employability skills (soft skills) are a critical element informing hiring decisions and retention.”

As a result, we developed Soft Skills Solutions©, which is currently being rolled out to communities across Central Ontario.

Soft skills can be taught!

  • Training current (or potential) employees in soft skills helps improve work performance, retention, teamwork, staff morale and profits

  • SSS is designed to help people enhance overall work habits and interact better with others

  • Focuses on professionalism, and what it means to be successful in today’s workplace

We are currently developing this program to be able to offer it to employers – so your staff can be trained on-site or off-site at a minimal charge. For more information, phone us at 705-725-1011.

 

Employment & Literacy Trainers

Your non-profit organization may qualify to run Soft Skills Solutions© at your centre. This program is 25-30 hours in length, and is free for all participants.

All facilitators must be trained through Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board Please note there is a small fee for the one-day training.

                

Email us at sss@smwdb.com to find out more about SSS and how it may benefit your job-seekers or learners.

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