Things have been busy here in the Lifetime Networks Employment program! We had a rush of new intakes to our program in September, as everyone got into the back-to-school/back-to-work spirit! As these new job seekers work their way through the Discovery process, our more established program participants are working hard at developing their job skills. … Continue reading Fall Employment Program Update
Congratulations to Brandon, who has taken the exciting step of officially licensing his business, "Brandon Campbell-Moore's Roll for Initiative." We have featured Brandon on our blog before, and we wanted to share this exciting update! Brandon hosts monthly Dungeons and Dragons gaming events, where players can pay a small fee to come and join in … Continue reading Roll for Initiative: Update
Only two weeks until the next big WorkBC Job Fair in Victoria! Hosted by GT Hiring Solutions, the job fair will take place on Wednesday, November 2 at the Central Baptist Church in downtown Victoria. Come on down between 10 am and 2 pm to meet with over 50 employers who will be onsite and … Continue reading Job Fair November 2, 2016
Polite, soft-spoken, and keenly intelligent, Philip has dipped his toes in many academic waters, from maths and sciences to computer programming to music. For the past year he has been enrolled in an accounting program through Camosun College. Philip likes the objective nature of accounting, and enjoys finding answers to problems. However, he is not … Continue reading From Participant to Employee: Philip’s Progress through LNV
One of our job seekers, Jeff, presented the following speech about volunteer work in our employment skills workshop last week: Hello. My name is Jeff, and I am a helper. As a helper, I like to find ways to help people who need it. My favorite volunteer experiences are the ones where I can … Continue reading Meet Jeff: the helper
Yesterday, our Employment Skills Workshop group finished their public speaking unit. They each gave a short presentation to their classmates about their experiences with volunteer work. Everyone did a fantastic job! Check out some of the highlights below. Amanda shared with us about her position volunteering at Sanctuary Youth Centre, an experience that she … Continue reading What does volunteering mean to you?
If you are familiar with Lifetime Networks, you are probably also familiar with the Best Buddies program. Lifetime Networks works with the University of Victoria to match student volunteers with community members with disabilities to facilitate friendships throughout the school year. But you might not be aware that Best Buddies International also has a Jobs … Continue reading I’m In To Hire: an inclusive employment initiative
September is Public Speaking month for the Lifetime Networks Employment Workshop group. This month we will be learning what it takes to be a great public speaker. At the end of the month, each participant will give a short speech to the group to demonstrate what they've learned! To kick off our first lesson on … Continue reading Public Speaking: What makes a good speaker great?
As summer comes to a close and we head into September, the leaves are falling, the pumpkin spice lattes are steaming, and the students are leaving their summer jobs and heading back to school. And here at Lifetime Networks, our Employment Program has an influx of new job seekers waiting to get started with us … Continue reading “Back to School” means Back to the Job Search!
Here at Lifetime Networks, we place a great emphasis on volunteerism. So much of what we do is made possible with the help of our wonderful and dedicated volunteers. Therefore, one of our core values is "Volunteerism through belief in the importance of unpaid relationships in the lives of people we support." When participants enter … Continue reading Getting What You Give: The benefits of volunteerism