WELLINGTON, PEI – Sept. 27, 2013 – Career Development Services (CDS) has moved to a new location to serve clients from the Evangeline and surrounding areas. From now on, career counselors and practitioners from CDS’s Summerside office will be coming to the Wellington Rural Action Centre (RAC) at 48 Mill Road Wednesday mornings whenever clients from that area request a meeting. Services are available in both English and French.
The CDS staff provide their services free of charge to any individual who is unemployed, working less than 20 hours per week, facing a pending lay-off or forced to leave his or her job due to medical reasons. Practitioners help people with their job searches, including the preparation and updating of their resumes. They explain the various methods that can be used to find a job, to approach a potential employer or to prepare for a job interview.
Their certified counselors also help clients determine the types of careers that would be best suited for them, based on their personality, their strengths, their skills and their lifestyle and provide one-on-one confidential counseling services. CDS staff also help clients access funding for post-secondary training and work with them on a variety of other plans that may include wage subsidies, self-employment, work experience projects and other government-funded programs.
“CDS recognizes and respects the challenges that individuals may face in seeking employment, or returning to the working and deciding on a career and/or education plan,” notes the organization’s promotional material. “It is our desire to serve you in a friendly and welcoming environment with assistance provided by all staff.”
The Wellington RAC is extremely pleased to welcome Career Development Services within its fold. “We are constantly looking to expand our services so that we can cover as many dimensions of community economic development as possible,” says the RAC’s client information officer, Jeannine Arsenault. “Career development is of course a hugely important facet of this development.”
To schedule an appointment with a career counselor or practitioner in Wellington, please call the Summerside CDS receptionist, Tammy Sonier, at (902) 436-0706.
CDS is funded in whole or part through the Canada-PEI Labour Market Development Agreement and/or the Labour Market Agreement.
CUTLINE: Jeannine Arsenault, left, client information officer with the Wellington Rural Action Centre, happily welcomes Jennifer Croken with Career Development Services in Summerside, to the Wellington RAC. Croken or her colleagues will come to the RAC Wednesday mornings as needed to meet with clients.
For more information:
Client information officer
Wellington Rural Action Centre
(902) 854-2328, poste 228
Career Development Services