Workforce Development Coach, The Skilled Trades Connection

Job city: 
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - 4:15pm
Job terms: 
Full-time contract


The Skilled Trades Connection (STC) project takes a collaborative approach offering an integrated, efficient and seamless pathway to skills development and employment for BIPOC youth to in-demand careers in the construction trades. It also provides a solution to employers to support their labour market and talent needs.

Each cohort will involve 15 weeks of customized training prior to employment, this will be broken down by 3 weeks dedicated specifically for training and workshops on employability, mental health and wellbeing, and entrepreneurial/self-employment skills building. This will be followed by 12 weeks of customized theoretical and hands-on training on Introduction to Home Renovation which will cover a wide variety of trades and give participants exposure to multiple career paths in the construction industry. This 12-week intensive training is designed to get individuals trained and working in the construction industry in a short period of time.

Primary responsibilities will be to actively market participants’ skills to the employer community in order to create placement opportunities. In addition, you will fulfill the role of a by the Coach by providing job placement/ maintenance coaching and advice to participants who are successful in securing employment.

The Coach works one-on-one with program participants to identify and pursue job opportunities and provide individualized review and feedback on their use of the job search skills developed in the program.


• Assist in setting up facilities, ordering resources, and preparing program materials
• Provide program outreach/marketing and will recruit and screen applicants for the program
• Facilitate workshops, co- ordinate guest speakers, and further develop and implement the program curriculum based on participant needs
• Provide individual coaching/counselling regarding action planning, community resources, and job search
• Provide assistance/backup as needed to the STC Facilitator, including visiting and/or calling work placements and engaging in problem solving as needed
• Collect and analyze stats and program evaluation data, and draft monthly/quarterly reports for review by the STC Project Manager
• Conduct follow up activities to ensure the success of the program and participants program outcomes for the project
• Other project duties as assigned.


• Post-secondary degree or diploma in business, social services or related area
• A minimum of 3 years of experience providing community services, facilitating workshops and counseling
• Experience working with youth with multiple barriers to their employment is preferred
• Some program coordination/leadership experience is preferred
• Knowledge of community demographics, the business community and local support services is an asset
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to organize and lead group workshops and coordinate activities
• Ability to communicate effectively with staff, community partners, and youth
• Strong outreach, marketing, and organizational skills
• Strong understanding of equity and diversity issues and their application in the workplace
• Computer literacy, with skills in Internet, MS Outlook and MS Office.

We’re looking to welcome people to our diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We especially welcome applications from members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier-free. So, if you’re excited about this role or another one, please apply on our website

How to apply: 

Please apply at our website : / About / Careers at Achev

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