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Monday, January 27 • 11:40 - 12:30
201: Making Connections: Trial to Triumph, Newcomer Employment

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SRDC and Douglas College will share the preliminary findings from their newcomer  employment program research, including the initial challenges and how they have dealt with them successfully. The program aims to give newcomers the best opportunities for sustainable employment while improving their essential skills for work. This session will explore what the stats tell us, and how can they help us early on in this research.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Applying and gaining employment with low literacy and digital literacy    
  • Why stats are important, how can they help us
  • Why research is needed


Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Mythra Lagueux

Mythra Lagueux

Community and Contract Services Programmer, Douglas College
Mythra Laguex manages Youth Employment and Essential Skills at Douglas College. Programs focus on sustaining employment for persons with barriers to employment for at-risk youth and refugees. She holds a Master's of Educational Administration from University of London.
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Boris Palameta

Chief Behavioural Scientist, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation
In his 12 years at SRDC, Boris Palameta has led several projects aimed at facilitating the economic/social integration of marginalized populations. These have focused on using essential skills to design innovative training aligned with employer/learner needs.
avatar for Zach Blumke

Zach Blumke

Job Developer, Douglas College
Zach Blumke is a Job Developer with Douglas College. Since graduating from the University of Wales, he has been working in employment in BC for the past five years. This is his second time presenting at Cannexus.


Monday January 27, 2020 11:40 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 201