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Northwest Employment Works Community Resource Centre Grand Opening at Confederation College


August 18, 2022

THUNDER BAY, ON, August 17, 2022 – Today Confederation College celebrated the grand opening of the Community Resource Centre for Northwest Employment Works (NEW) and Student Career Services.

Northwest Employment Works is an Employment Ontario Assessment Centre offering services to job seekers and employers. They provide access to training, employment programs and services through flexible, respectful and personalized service. The centre can be utilized by both the college community and residents of Thunder Bay.

"As an Employment Ontario Assessment Centre, we also provide the residents of Thunder Bay and the surrounding area with one-stop access to employment programs and services through respectful, flexible, and personalized service," explained Brad Halabisky, Director of Distance and Continuing Education at Eastern Campuses. "We are pleased to offer various programs and services in our new centre to help job seekers and employers achieve their job search, recruitment, and training goals."

After a year of renovations, the centre has reopened in a central location to best serve the community. Anyone is welcome to stop by for assistance in finding a job. NEW has staff onsite to help with the job search and answer any questions you may have.

"The centre will support the College community by providing expertise in career readiness and development to allow our past, present and future learners to meet their career potential through career coaching and employer services, co-operative education opportunities and integrated work placement learning experiences," said Kathleen Lynch, President. The new location is 960 Williams Street, located inside Sibley Hall at Confederation College.

Confederation College has been serving the citizens of northwestern Ontario since 1967 meeting the educational needs of students in a catchment area of some 550,000 square kilometres. Along with its main campus in Thunder Bay, Confederation College has seven regional sites located in Dryden, Fort Frances, Greenstone, Kenora, Marathon, Sioux Lookout and Red Lake, as well as a growing Distance Education division.

Confederation College delivers exceptional education and training to an average of 4,800 combined full- and part-time students per year and currently has a total of 600 full- and part-time employees. Confederation's regional economic impact and contribution is valued at $703.3 million annually.


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