Having trouble finding the right job for you?
Not sure what job is right for you?
DFWI can help! We are dedicated to helping unemployed or marginally employed Albertans to acquire employability, essential and occupation-related skills required in the local labour market. We want to help you obtain viable employment that provides increased income and work related benefits. Let us show you how we can help here!
DFWI programs are funded by the Province of Alberta and/or Government of Canada. These programs provide employment preparation and training opportunities to all Albertans to improve their success in the current labour market. We currently offer three programs in Camrose, and Wetaskiwin and provide an outreach service in Nisku/Leduc..
youth employment services YES
After successfully delivering the Workplace Training program in Camrose and Wetaskiwin since 2010. Directions For Wellness is pleased to announce that the contract has been extended until August 2022 to continue to provide this service.
Workplace Training provides unemployed Albertans who are lacking the skills and experience that an employer is seeking for a position within the company. Participants may be able to participate in either a 3 week Paid Work Experience or a 8-12 week Workplace Training.
This program is offered in Camrose and Wetaskiwin and via outreach in Leduc/Nisku.
One on One Employment Services
DFW is prepared to offer the OOES project in Wetaskiwin and Camrose. OOES will be an innovative project that enables Alberta residents aged 18 and older an opportunity to engage themselves in Job Placement OOES individuals will be provided with the skills and support necessary to secure, retain employment thereby improving their quality of life.
Each participant interaction will vary in duration from 1 to 12 weeks of active services and 30 or 90 days of on the job support dependent on the stream of services they participate in. Our experience indicates that participants respond well to personal and flexible delivery.
Unemployed or marginally employed with the skills and knowledge to attain and maintain employment a qualified workforce. The individualized services are designed to assist these employed or unemployed Albertans, who are not attending an education program under the School Act Career. These services will assist participants to gain and maintain employment. Services length will vary from 1 week to 12 weeks of active service. Job Placement participants will receive case management and follow-up at and 90-day intervals following successful placement.
This program is an innovative project that enables Alberta residents aged 18-25 who are no longer attedning school an opportunity to engage themselves in Career Employment Information Services to assist them to participate in the local Labour market. YES individuals will be provided with the skills and support necessary to secure, retain employment and thereby improve their quality of life.
Each youth participant interaction will vary in duration from one to 12 weeks of active services and 90 days of on the job support. Our experience indicates that participants respond well to personal and flexible delivery design.
This program is offered in Camrose and Wetaskiwin.
Transition to Employment Services
Transition to Employment Services (TES) will be provided in Camrose-Wetaskiwin. It is expected that the TES Project will have 120 intakes. All participants will be closest to the labour market with EI eligibility, and unemployed or marginally employed adult Albertans who are experiencing barriers to employment and job retention. A minimum of 80% of the participants must meet EI Eligibility requirements.
TES is designed to provide comprehensive and individualized services that enable participants to acquire workplace and occupation related skills to re-enter the workforce as quickly as possible. TES components will include: Direct Employment Placement and Supports and Job Matching. All Clients will receive overall services that include computer literacy, job search techniques, interview skills, resume writing, assessing skill gaps, understanding transferable skills, identifying the hidden job market, researching new sectors, generating employment leads, and direct placement.
I moved to Camrose in 2008 and it took me three years to find employment. I was referred to Directions For Wellness in May 2011. They advocated for me and were very supportive. They acknowledged that despite my vision and hearing, I am very independent and able. My workplace training was a success. In January 2012 they got me my second job I started data entry part-time as part of their team. They work hard to assist those in need, and I hope to work her for years to come.
I was referred to Directions For Wellness. From the first meeting it was evident that they wanted what was best for me. They would go to prospective employers and champion me and what I could offer their company by hiring me. They also provided follow up’s with me and the employer to see how I am doing and if there is anything that they could do. I know they truly care, believe in and trust my abilities.
I am still loving the travel business. I have been waiting for my diploma so I can bring you a copy of it. I got an email the beginning of last week saying it was being sent out. I will feel much better once I actually have it in my hands. It seems to have been rather long process to wait for results and now to wait for the actual document. I cannot possibly thank you enough for the amazing opportunity that Directions for Wellness gave me!