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- Monday, November 2nd 2015
Our Job Search Tool on our "Looking for a Job" page has been fixed. Check it out!
- Tuesday, September 29th 2015
OASIS Skills Building Memberships
1 Year Access to Dozens of Courses for only $25!
The courses provided online will help you build your:
- Overall digital literacy skills
- Awareness of important programs, such as Word and Excel
- Resume, so you have a strong portfolio; and
- Self confidence, so you can obtain the job you want
Courses are self-paced, available 24/7 and include:
- Microsoft Office 2003,2007 and 2010 Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook
- Soft Skills including: Human Resources, Presentation Skills and Customer Service, Work/Life Balance, Communications and Team Building
- Microsoft Windows Vista, XP and Windows 7
- Digital Literacy (IC3)
*For a tutorial on how to access the courses
once you have purchased your $25 membership, Click here.
To purchase a membership online using a credit card or PayPal click on the "Buy Now" button below. For more information or to purchase a membership using cash or cheque, please contact us!
Please note: Online purchases are subject to a $1.00 convenience fee.
Computer Assistance Tutorials
The Durham Region Employment Network (DREN) is pleased to provide a number of free training guides on computer use from workshops we have had in the past. To use these training guides, simply click on the title of the guide you would like to view and then follow the instructions page by page.
General Computer Assistance Tutorials
Microsoft Office 2003 Tutorials
Microsoft Office 2007 Tutorials
Globe & Mail Article: Working wisdom: How workers with disabilities give companies an edge
- Monday, March 2nd 2015
"Many companies are discovering the business advantages of hiring people with physical and mental disabilities. Often, these employers have found that disabled employees have unique abilities and tend to work harder to prove themselves. Turnover rates and absenteeism are also often lower. And as the population ages, and the portion of people with various disabilities grows, more inclusive hiring practices can help companies develop better goods and services for the market." To read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/working-wisdom-how-workers-with-disabilities-give-companies-an-edge/article23236023/
The conference mentioned in the article is the Rethinking Disabilities Conference hosted by ODEN: http://odenetwork.com/events/rethinking-disabilities/
MCSS Releases Report of Client Discussions on Social Assistance Reform
- Thursday, May 8th 2014
The Ministry of Community and Social Services Report of Client Discussions on Social Assistance Reform has been released. The summary report is available to the public on the Public Policy Forum’s website: http://www.ppforum.ca/sites/default/files/Report%20of%20Client%20Discussions%20on%20Social%20Assistance%20Reform_0.pdf
"Over a hundred current and former clients of both the Ontario Disability Support Program and Ontario Works took part in 11 discussion sessions across the province last year. The sessions were lively, wide-ranging and comprehensive, and helped us gain a wealth of information about the lived experience of those receiving social assistance and some of the areas in which we can improve services, supports and outcomes." Patti Redmond, Director, Ontario Disability Support Program Branch, Ministry of Community & Social Services