August and September 2023
Our Connection and Community Weekly Webinar Series for Summer 2023 is now available. We have designed this series with job seekers, new entrepreneurs, and employers and their teams in mind. Please join us online in our live Zoom Webinars platform. Everyone is welcome to attend!
To register, please sign up for any or all of the sessions listed below.
If you have questions or need any assistance, please email us at email@example.com.
(Please note that in order to benefit from the material presented, all registrants are encouraged to attend events of interest on the date the event is held. In accordance with privacy policies and standards, and in respect of our presenters’ wishes, we no longer distribute webinar recordings other than in exceptional circumstances.)
ASK THE GRADUATE! Jeremy Schubert's Digital Skills Journey and Positive Impacts
With Jeremy Schubert, Educator at the Chief Kahkewistahaw Community School at the Kahkewistahaw First Nation
Tuesday August 22, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
In this Ask the Graduate session, Holly Penner, Workforce Opportunities Specialist, will sit down with Jeremy Schubert, a graduate of our online web/digital skills training program. Jeremy teaches math and science to Grade 11 and Grade 12 students, and Grade 12 law. We will ask Jeremy how the skills he gained have helped in pursuing his personal and career goals. We will cover the five questions that new program applicants typically consider when researching an educational training program. Join us and learn why Jeremy chose our program, how he enjoyed the learning experience, and why expanding his digital skills has had such a positive impact on his life. There will be ample time for your questions. Attend and learn more about our programs by hearing first hand from a student’s perspective!
WOW - Webinars On Work: AI Apps and Industry Transformations—Exploring New Opportunities for Canadians in the Job Market
Presented by JA Jonusas, Information Technology Instructor, Make A Change Canada
Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
Exponential growth in Artificial Intelligence (AI) over the last 30 years has transformed industries, job roles, and occupations as we never could have imagined. In this session JA will explore the history of AI (Spoiler: It’s not as new as you may think!), advancements in AI, and the impact of AI due to the vast amount of data it produces and machine learning algorithms. JA will outline how AI has become a critical technology across most sectors of the economy and how AI has driven innovation, efficiency, and new opportunities for workers. Join this session to learn how AI has reshaped our interaction with technology and to discover new opportunities for career growth. This is one webinar you don’t want to miss! Sign up today!
DISCOVER! Vitality of Learning Digital Skills—Adaptability and Training for Lifelong Career Growth
With Mary Alton, Program Manager, and Anne-Marie Edgar, CEO, Make A Change Canada
Tuesday September 5, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
There’s no denying it: The evidence all around us confirms that digital skills training is an essential part of any career plan. A recent report from FutureSkills states that “One in five Canadian employees is working a job that is at considerable risk of automation.” These statistics are staggering with an impact to 3.5 million people across 92 occupations in Canada. And, in a recent poll by KPMG, 80% of businesses indicated the need for more workers with digital skills, and two-thirds said they have difficulty finding and hiring the right talent. What does this mean for you? At Make A Change Canada we realize the importance of digital skills and work every day to support individuals facing employment barriers so they can benefit from the opportunity to gain the digital skills they need to be competitive in today’s labour market. In this information session we will explore current labour market trends, the importance of remaining adaptable, and upcoming skills training opportunities available through Make A Change Canada. Attend this interactive session and discover how enhancing your digital skills can translate into new job opportunities!
GUEST! Unlocking LinkedIn's Best-kept Secrets—Maximize Job Search Success and Forge Valuable Connections with Insider Tips from an Employer
Presented by Fern Sabo, CEO and Founder of Spring Creative Inc.
Tuesday September 12, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
Are you actively seeking a new job or looking to switch roles? Do you know that over 95% of employers use LinkedIn as their primary platform to find potential candidates? If you haven't tapped into the potential of LinkedIn to showcase your experience and skills, then you won’t want to miss this invaluable session! Join us for an exclusive session with Fern Sabo, a seasoned professional and Founder of Spring Creative Inc., as she unravels the mystery behind what employers are really looking for on LinkedIn. Gain access to valuable tools and tips to craft and polish your LinkedIn profile, making it stand out in the eyes of recruiters. In this webinar you will learn how to grow your LinkedIn network strategically and harness the collective power of your connections to achieve outstanding results. Discover the hidden job market and unlock opportunities that you might have otherwise overlooked. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your job search game! Reserve your seat now and take a step closer to your dream career.
FEATURE PRESENTATION: Launching Your Career—The Top 10 Things you Need in Order to Succeed in Today’s Labour Market, Presented by RBC Royal Bank
Presented by RBC Banking Advisors, RBC Royal Bank
Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
Make A Change Canada is excited to host this special presentation, featuring representatives from RBC Royal Bank. This session promises to be an enriching experience as the knowledgeable RBC team shares valuable insights on a crucial topic that can transform your understanding. Transitioning from school to today’s world of work isn’t easy. Learn about the changing labour market and how your interests, transferable skills, and values can translate these into career options. As you plan your career future, this workshop will help you reflect on your skills, and connect those skills to the rapidly changing world of work. Topics covered will include the top 10 things you need to know about success in today’s labour market and what skills employers are looking for. Mark your calendars for this engaging presentation and be ready to absorb valuable information that could shape your future positively. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to gain knowledge from RBC banking professionals.
Jeevan Bhullar is a Banking Advisor in Abbotsford, British Columbia. His passion to become financially literate and provide others the opportunity to learn about finances has accelerated his career. Jeevan is recognized within RBC, his community at large, and outside of RBC for his work planning events with external firms bringing youth an interactive experience by putting their minds at ease in dealing with finances. He does this by making a complex topic more approachable, understandable, and retainable. Outside of work, Jeevan is an avid reader, and is a massive car enthusiast.
Joey Park is a Group Advantage Financial Advisor for the Fraser Valley Market in British Columbia. His goal at RBC is to become an advocate for financial literacy and to expand his knowledge on complex financial concepts to bring better understanding to his community. Joey is passionate about educating others and has volunteered with organizations with his primary focus on youth to provide them with the knowledge and preparedness when it comes to their finances. Outside of work, Joey enjoys golfing and travelling to new places.