Future Focused: Work and Job Readiness

Northern College Funded Training Programs

Future Focused: Work and Job Readiness

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About this Training Program

This pre-education and pre-employment program is designed to prepare students for workplace and education expectations increasing student success, employment, and workforce retention rates. The program is a prerequisite to any student entering any other training program as a new job seeker. The program invites participants to focus on self-awareness, make conscious changes, create a self-directed plan for success, and develop resilience in facing future obstacles and challenges in life and on the job. Through teaching modules, assessments, team activities, scenarios, and a variety of methodologies, students will be encouraged to take personal responsibility for the direction of their own lives, their habits, and their life goals, as well as confidently achieve long-term success on the job. Topics include self-awareness and self-management, balance and health, career exploration, job search skills, communication and presentation, teamwork, and success on the job.

Cost: Free
60 hours over 2 weeks                    

Program Note

This is a pre-requisite program for new job seekers.

Delivery and Important Information

This program is designed to support student success and retention both within their program of choice and in the workplace. It is designed to be offered either for in-person face-to-face instruction or virtually, online.

Pathways to Success and Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be confident in their ability to achieve long term success, ready for the next step in their personal path – a training program.

For more information, please contact training@northern.on.ca or 705-235-3211 x 2202

Program Partner
Sioux Lookout Friendship Accord and the Keepers of the Circle.

This course will be offered virtually through Zoom.

Type of Course or Program
Northern College Certificate of Completion

Program Dates
February 7th to February 18th
March 7th to March 18th
March 21st to April 1st
April 4th to April 15th
April 18th to April 29th


  • Resident of Ontario
  • 18 years of age or older