Experience Counts

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Experience Counts

Overview

Are you 55 or over and looking for employment?  Are you lacking confidence and unsure of the job search skills necessary in today’s job market? Do you need to update your skills and looking for basic employment training? Are you simply looking for employment that fits your personal interest and lifestyle objectives?  Experience Counts projects offer unemployed Saskatchewan residents assistance in job search techniques and finding rewarding employment with a record of success in transitioning mature adults back to work.  Experience Counts is funded by Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Immigration and Career Training as a targeted initiative for older workers aged 55 and over. 

During your 8 weeks of classroom-based training you will have the opportunity to

  • Explore the four major aspects of life planning and career decision-making
  • Assess your skills, interests, values and personal style
  • Build fundamental digital/computer and keyboarding skills
  • Develop the tools you need to conduct a successful job search, including a professional resume and interviewing skills
  • Research the occupations and jobs that most interest you
  • Participate in supported job search activities and basic career services
  • Develop confidence in a supportive environment
  • Explore hidden talents, personal interests networking with employers

Following classroom-based training, Experience Counts students will participate in an 8-week work placement.

Information sessions

If you are unemployed, over the age of 50, and would like to be considered for an Experience Counts project, please attend one of the following information sessions:

March 18, 2022 12 p.m.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you are unable to attend the scheduled information session, please contact the team at career.enhancement@saskpolytech.ca or 306-775-7467 to talk with someone about the program. 

Experience Counts graduates may be found in a broad range of occupations and roles, from entry level to professional.  The career you target will depend on your qualifications, skills, interests, and the opportunities currently available in your labour market.

Graduates of Experience Counts have worked in some of the following industries:  Administration, Finance, Government, Health Care, Labour, Not for Profit, Public Sector, and Retail.

8-weeks learning plus 8-weeks work placement and follow-up:

  • January 17 - May 6, 2022

  • March 28 - July 15, 2022

Regina

Experience Counts is a sponsored program funded by Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Immigration and Career Training.  In order to be considered you must:

  • Be unemployed or working less than full-time
  • Between the ages of 55 and 64; all those over 50 may be considered
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Be a Saskatchewan resident
  • If English is your additional language, have at least a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 6
  • Have attended an information session and completed pre-project assessments

March 18, 2022, at 12 p.m. (Saskatchewan time)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you are unable to attend the scheduled information session, please contact the team at career.enhancement@saskpolytech.ca or 306-775-7467 to talk with someone about the program. 

Interested candidates will be required to attend a pre-project interview prior to acceptance.  If selected for the project, your tuition costs will be paid for.

For more information, contact career.enhancement@saskpolytech.ca or 306-775-7467.