Ellen - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta
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Ellen’s dream job comes true

Photograph of EllenEllen is a positive person who describes herself as trustworthy, loyal and professional. Despite this, she doubted she would be hired for any position, let alone for her dream job of being a camp attendant.

Needing work immediately to support herself and her niece, she turned to the Boyle Street Community Service’s Water Wings Employment Readiness Program for support.

Funded by a number of community and government agencies, Water Wings helped Ellen with her job search, resumé preparation, and interview skills. She also got the support she needed to complete first aid training to get a job.

Within days of her training, Ellen was hired as a concession cashier at Delaware Sports Service at Rexall Place. She also recently received a job offer as a camp attendant. She was even offered a premium benefits package.

Ellen is now considering further training to become a heavy equipment operator.

Created: 2014-04-02
PID: 17483