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Monday, January 27 • 11:40 - 12:30
202: Enhancing the Employment Successes of Newcomer-Refugee Youth

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Creative program strategies aimed at decreasing employment barriers and increasing the employability and career development of newcomer and refugee youth will be explored. Discussion will focus on key service-delivery methods used to increase client success including flexible and responsive programming, diversity training of employers, and partnerships that provide holistic and wrap-around support from schools, community service providers and employers.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand unique employment barriers experienced by newcomer and refugee youth;
  • Explore innovative programming approaches to enhance refugee youths' employability;
  • Analyze best practices to increase employment successes of refugee youth

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Thandiwe Ncube

Employment Program Manager, Newcomers Employment and Education Development Services (N.E.E.D.S.) Inc.
Thandiwe Ncube manages the Employment Program at N.E.E.D.S. Inc. in Winnipeg. Thandiwe is experienced in youth employment for newcomers and refugees and in settlement, holding an MA in Sociology (York), BA Honours in Sociology (UofW) and a York Graduate Scholarship (2011).
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Margaret von Lau

CEO, Newcomers Employment and Education Development Services (N.E.E.D.S.) Inc.
Margeret von Lau is the founder of N.E.E.D.S. Inc. 1999. She brings expertise in settlement and employment. Margaret was nominated for Women of Distinction in 2005. She holds a BA in Law (Poland) and HRM and Participative Management, University of Manitoba. She has been honoured by... Read More →

Monday January 27, 2020 11:40 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 202