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Minister touts success of Transitions to Work pilot program

Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Minister Gerry Byrne
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Minister Gerry Byrne

A total of 58 participants have completed the Transitions to Work pilot program since it was implemented earlier this year.

The program was created through the merger of the former Employment Transitions and Sector Skills programs.

It expands and enhances pre-employment support and job search assistance and introduces innovative approaches to job placement services.

“The new Transition to Work pilot program has had a successful first year and will continue to increase access to employment readiness programming for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, including many of our most vulnerable people,” Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Minister Gerry Byrne said in a news release Friday.

The program has been offered at six locations so far this year – Corner Brook, Grand Falls-Windsor, Marystown, Stephenville, Carbonear and St. John’s.

It is funded through the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Job Fund Agreement.

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