The Women’s Employment Development Program (WED) has now finished its ninth year.
WED is a six-week course designed for women that are on social assistance, have been out of the workforce or need assistance in identifying their skills and abilities.
WED is an intensive program dealing with topics such as self esteem, assertiveness, decision making, job search techniques, labour market research and action planning. In addition, the WED program uses vocational testing to help women plan their next steps.
Before participants leave the WED program, they will have an action plan detailing the steps they will need to take to achieve their goals. For some women, this means continuing on to upgrading while other women move on to computer training or other types of skill training.