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The Year In Review

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The Year In Review

  1. 1. July   In  addition  to  the  4  Vocational  Areas,  Participants  are  encouraged  to   pursue  academic  and  personal  development  through  individual   exploration  and  group  instruction  in  5  Component  Areas:  Computer   Fundamentals,  Career  Exploration,  Customer  Service,  Life  Skills,   Upgrading  and  Workplace  Literacy.       Reception:  Individuals  focus  on  communication,  inter-­‐personal,  and   reception  skills,  learning  to  be  ‘the  face’  of  SSWAP  as  the  first  point  of   contact  both  on  the  phone  and  in  person.     CRC  19  New  Clients   2  Success  Stories        “Better  communication  skills,  increased  confidence  in  dealing  with  people         be  they  guests  or  callers”       August   6  Amazing  Staff  Heather  Collicutt  (Financial  Coordinator)     Darlene  Mills  (Program  Leader)  Glenn  Carey  (Van  Driver)   Odessa  Bezanson,  Janet  Falkenham,  Randy  Ottens  (Instructors/   Counsellors)  prepare  for  Centre  Manager  interviews  with  David     Workshop:  Instruction  covers  the  development  of  knowledge  and     skills  required  in  the  manufacturing  and  production  fields  while     stressing  the  appropriate  safety  standards.  Personal  and  group     projects  are  built  using  a  variety  of  techniques  for  all  skill  levels.     CRC  15  New  Clients   9  Success  Stories           “Solve  problems,  anger  management  and  teamwork”   “I  love  working  with  all  the  great  people”       September   SSWAP  Welcomes  7  New  Participants  with  2  days  of  Orientation     “Your  Way  to  Wellness”  offered  by  External  facilitators  for  the  first  time   Working  with  the  Nova  Scotia  School  for  Adult  Learning,  participants  are   able  to  obtain  their  High  School  Diploma  or  an  equivalency  GED   Board  Members,  David,  SSWAP  Staff  and  Participants  meet  with  several   Centre  Manager  Candidates  in  the  selection  process  and  interviews     Janitorial:  Participants  are  given  the  opportunity  to  gain  valuable  hands-­‐ on  experience  while  taking  advantage  of  practical  cleaning,  maintenance,   and  safety  training  in  both  an  office  environment  and  property  setting.       CRC  13  New  Clients,  2  Success  Stories       “I  learned  a  lot  about  myself”   Van  Odometer  24033709   Van  Odometer  23590608   Van  Odometer  23252707  
  2. 2. October   1  New  Centre  Manager,  D’Arcy  Morris-­‐Poultney  begins  Oct.  7.  Drawing  on   his  3  Es  Leadership  Style  “Lead  by  Example,  Engagement,  Encouragement”   By  returning  to  the  past  and  revisiting  the  Mission,  Vision,  and  Values  we   were  able  to  determine  the  path  moving  forward.  Our  mission  “Giving   people  a  chance  to  experience  personal  growth,  develop  skills,  and  plan     for  their  futures”  applies  equally  to  staff  participants.  Our  5  core  values  are   Respect,  Honesty  &  Truthfulness,  Acceptance,  Professionalism,  Working  as   a  Team  and  they  have  served  to  bring  us  together  and  strengthen  us.   “Social  Media”  “Your  Job  Search”  are  new  workshops  offered  by  External   facilitators,  an  innovative  way  to  expose  Participants  to  other  possibilities     CRC  11  New  Clients,  5  Success  Stories       “Feeling  accepted  and  respected  for  just  being  myself”   “I  love  it  here,  learning  a  lot.”       November   SSWAP  Annual  Recognition  Ceremony   4  Participants  attended  and  accepted  their  Certificates  of  Completion   100+  Guests  Certificates  of  Achievement  awarded  by  Suzanne  Lohnes-­‐   Croft  on  behalf  of  Mark  Furey,  and  Denise  Peterson-­‐Rafuse   Certificates  were  awarded  in  WHMIS  Food  Safe  First  Aid     Lee  Whynot  named  2014  recipient  of  the  John  Whitehouse  Award     12  Participants  complete  Benchmark  Surveys  providing  SSWAP     staff  valuable  insight  into  ‘the  Client  Experience’  and  suggest  possible   areas  for  improvement  along  with  new  learning  approaches     CRC  15  New  Clients,  3  Success  Stories       “Instruction  was  very  clear  and  understandable  “       December   10th  year,  for  the  New  Building,  originally  marked  with  an  Open  House   and  Ribbon  Cutting  Ceremony  held  December  12th ,  2005.  Plans  are   underway  for  the  10th  Anniversary  Celebration  in  December  2015.   SSWAP’s  original  building  and  first  home  was  a  Quonset  hut,  pictured  left   A  new  schedule  was  introduced  to  bolster  peer-­‐to-­‐peer  learning  and   support  curricular  developments  to  keep  pace  with     shifting  market  forces  and  new  technologies       150+  Meals  served  by  SSWAP  and  shared     with  Bonny  Lea  Participants  and  Residents     CRC  New  look  started  to  make  it  more  inviting   CRC  17  New  Clients,  3  Success  Stories           “The  great  instructors,  sharing  –     talking  about  different  subjects.”   Van  Odometer  24521210   Van  Odometer  25403712   Van  Odometer  24934011  
  3. 3. January  2015   12  New  Participants  in  first  time  program,  Community  Journey     Seonaid  Macfarlane  &  Sharri  Bush  facilitating  2  sessions  of  6  weeks   assisting  individuals  to  discover  options  and  resources  available  within   the  Community  through  networking  and  peer  supports.  Every  week   members  of  the  Community  were  invited  to  meet  the  Participants  and   share  a  meal.  The  Lunenburg  Community  Lifestyle  Centre  served  as   classroom,  kitchen,  and  home  base  for  this  new  and  inclusive  approach     Concurrently  at  SSWAP,  “Social  Media”  and  “Personality  Dimensions”   offered  by  External  facilitators         CRC  14  New  Clients,  2  Success  Stories             “The  instructors  and  participants  are  awesome!”     “Getting  to  know  other  people  in  the  community.”       February   11  New  Participants  for  second  session  of  Community  Journey     Attending  3  days/week  preparing  36+  Lunches  per  week  adds  up   450+  meals  prepared  and  shared  with  the  Community     At  SSWAP  13  Participants  earn  Food  Safe  Certificates      “Resume  Writing”  “Interviewing  with  Confidence”  offered  by     External  facilitators.       CRC  18  New  Clients,  7  Success  Stories     CRC  staff  facilitates  SSWAP  Participants  in  Job  Search  workshops     “Love  the  activities,  love  the  people,  the  time  is  great.”   “The  activities  were  a  lot  of  fun,  I  love  getting  to  know     everyone  in  the  group  including  our  wonderful  instructors.”       March   SSWAP  Welcomes  7  New  Participants   3  Amendments  announced  to  continue  SSWAP  &  CRC  current  Funding   Agreements  for  12  more  months  extending  them  until  June  30th,  2016   Learning  from  participants  Centre  Manager  adopts  a  new  E-­‐Empowerment   Encouraging  Participants  to  “Be  the  CHANGE  you  wish  to  see  in  the  world”   “Your  Way  to  Wellness”  “Exploring  YOUR  Future”  “Communication”   “Teambuilding”  “Problem  Solving”  by  External  facilitators     4  Medals  for  Participant  Emily  Latta  Special  Olympics     CRC  New  Clients  12,   Success  Stories  2     “Love  coming  in  in  the  morning  and  everyone  greeting   you  with  a  ‘good  morning’  you  can't  help  but  smile!”       Van  Odometer  272281603   Van  Odometer  26599702   Van  Odometer  26088601   ! ! ! ! Community)Journey)
  4. 4. April  2014     218272  kms  was  the  reading  on  the  South  Shore  Work  Activity  Program   Van’s  Odometer  in  April.  Everyday  14  Passengers  are  driven  to  and  from   SSWAP  by  one  of  our  2  excellent  drivers  (Glenn  Carey  and  Bill  Langille)     from  as  far  away  as  Liverpool.  Founded  in  1984  with  Participants  starting   in  1985, SSWAP  is  one  of  6  Work  Activity  Programs  across  the  Province.   Participants  receive  certification  in  Foodsafe,  WHMIS,  Standard  First  Aid   CPR.  In  April  8  Participants  earned  Standard  First  Aid/CPR  Certificates   SSWAP  Participant  wins  at  Literacy  Nova  Scotia  Adult  Learners  Week   Scott  Vaughan  receives  the  Workplace/Workforce  Category   Congratulations  to  Scott  and  his  instructors  Odessa,  Janet,  and  Randy     “When  first  attending  the  South  Shore  Work  Activity  Program,  Scott   found  math  a  challenge…  with  a  lot  of  hard  work  he  improved  his  math   skills  and  is  proud  of  the  improvements  he  has  made  in  his  life.”     May   SSWAP  specializes  in  employment-­‐readiness  programs  and  services   We  have  a  proven  success  record  in  connecting  employers  and   potential  employees  in  an  ever-­‐changing  labour  market.  SSWAP   assists  individuals  18    years  of  age  and  older  who  may  find  it     difficult  to  maintain  employment.  Participants  work  closely  with     instructors  and  counsellors  to  set  personal  and  employment  goals     The  Career  Resource  Centre  Chester  CRC  operating  since  1999,  is     open  year  round  with  2  knowledgeable  and  helpful  staff  (Zita  Beck-­‐   Morris  and  Ellen  Armstrong).  In  April,  the  CRC  assisted  21  New     Clients  and  had  4  Success  Stories  -­‐  clients  who  found  employment.     In  May  the  CRC  assisted  23  New  Clients  and  had  8  Success  Stories       “Public  speaking,  becoming  more  comfortable  in  a  group  setting”     June   SSWAP  Welcomes  8  New  Participants.  The  program  is  divided  into  4   levels,  each  lasting  13  weeks.  There  are  4  new  intakes  every  year  (June,   Sept.  Dec.  Mar.)  with  3  days  of  Assessment  and  2  days  of  Orientation       SSWAP  focuses  on  4  Vocational  Areas:  Food  Service,  Janitorial   Reception,  and  Workshop.  Food  Service:  Learning  proper  cooking   techniques,  food  preparation,  and  preparing  meals  for  fellow  participants   and  staff,  individuals  become  employment  ready  for  the  food  industry     CRC  18  New  Clients   4  Success  Stories       “Teamwork,  working  against  the  clock  with     others  in  a  relatively  small  confined  area”     Van  Odometer    22320105   Van  Odometer  2738906   Van  Odometer  21827204  
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