CDA updates - mark your calendars!
View this email in your browser
Come one, come all!

Join your fellow career development practitioners for an informative webinar hosted by Association for New Comers of PEI, presented by CERIC and NSCDA. This is the first of 4 webinars sponsored by ANC! The next webinars will be Nov 1, 15 and 29 (perfect timing for Canada Career Month!)

Webinar #1 – Employer Needs Assessment: Getting to Know Your Target Audience
Presenters: Amrita Hazra and Jim Key, CCDP
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET -(so that is 1pm Atlantic time!)

Finding your clients a job doesn’t start with the client, it starts with knowing what employers are looking for. And the best way to find that out is to ask them! The opening webinar in this series will show you how to do just that. Using an employer needs assessment tool that was developed in Nova Scotia as the framework, Jim and Amrita will explain how the tool is used, what information it will result in, and share their experience and findings that came from using it with employers in their area. By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Relate to identified employer needs
  • Employ effective employer engagement strategies
  • Identify potential problem areas faced by employers pertaining to Human Resources and economic influences
  • Create a procedure for follow ups and results

Amrita-HazraAmrita Hazra is a Certified Human Resource Professional candidate who is an Employment Liaison Worker with the Employment Solutions Society in Bridgewater, NS. Before coming to Canada, she spent 6 years as a member of the Faculty of Human Resources for a management college in India and then 7 years as an HR Professional for various corporate sectors with a major focus in recruitment, OH&S and in developing policies & procedures. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration specializing in Human Resources and a Bachelor’s in Science. She is fluent in several Asian-Indian languages. In her current position she works to help clients become job ready, and employer partners become more business efficient.

Jim-KeyWith beginnings in the medical profession in fields of Physiotherapy and as a Rehabilitation Educator, Jim Key, CCDP, transitioned into the Career Development field in 2000 where he held roles in Community Liaison, Community Development and Job Development in the delivery of Employment Programs and Services for people with disabilities. In 2007 Jim became involved in a blended career service centre and continued to work with employers and clients as a Career Development Practitioner/Job Development Coordinator. More recently with the transitional Service Delivery changes in Nova Scotia, he has moved into the role of Employer Engagement Specialist.


49 Water Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 1A3
Map and directions


$10 - which will be collected for an Adult Learner Bursary to be awarded through the CDA


Do you Tweet?

Join us on October 19th at 2pm for a Twitter discussion about career development!

Here's how it works:

@cdapei will be online tweeting questions into the universe. We will use 2 hashtags so you can find us:
#canadacareermonth and #cdaconnect

Every 5 minutes or so a question will be tweeted and you can reply by using one of the above hashtags or both if you like. 

For example we might tweet this out:
Q1: What does Career Development Mean to You? #cdaconnect #canadacareermonth

And you can reply (retweet or quote us if you like too!)
 A1: CD means navigating my learning, working and the transitions within #cdaconnect #canadacareermonth

Feel free to tweet several answers, tag colleagues, have discussion about your different / similar answers! 

See you in the Twittersphere!

Save the Date

November 16 at 1pm - 4pm

That's all we can share for now - more details coming soon!
Copyright © *2016* *CDA of PEI, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp