Career and Employment Services opens new office in Elgin Mall, St. Thomas.
On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Fanshawe College celebrated the grand opening of its newly-integrated Career and Employment Services (CES).
Acknowledging the contributions of government and community partners, Fanshawe's St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus exhibited the new home of its combined employment and academic upgrading programs, which officially began operating out of Elgin Mall in March. At this new location, the College will bring together its existing Employment Ontario services and Literacy and Basic Skills programming to better serve clients who are looking for work, training or literacy instruction.
Bob Brine, Coordinator; Bruce Babcock, Governor; Susan Cluett, Dean; Mike Amato, Manager; Jeff Yurek, MPP; Heather Jackson, Mayor; and Paul Ens, Elgin County Warden cut the ribbon to officially open Fanshawe's new Career and Employment Services office in Elgin Mall, St. Thomas.
"Part of our mission is to support employers in search of good and qualified employees, people who are eager to contribute to our economy," said Ross Fair, Chair of the St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus. "I am proud of what we have accomplished and I know we all look forward to continuing our close relationship with the community."
At the event, Fanshawe welcomed employers, clients and community partners to become acquainted with the services offered through CES, including a newly-developed online job postings site. The College also showcased its new facilities with software demonstrations and guided tours.
"The College's vision for this location was to set up a leading-edge training and skills preparation centre to help unlock the potential of job seekers throughout Elgin County," said Fanshawe Board of Governors representative Bruce Babcock. "Our clients now have access to the very best professional development opportunities and resources, and local employers have access to a growing pool of ambitious, talented and job-ready people."
With renovations at the mall now complete, local job seekers and employers will have the choice of two Employment Ontario service centres to meet their needs: the Fanshawe Career and Employment Services office in Elgin Mall and the Elgin-St. Thomas Youth Employment Counselling Centre (YECC) at 400 Talbot Street. Fanshawe also offers similar services at 25 Centre Street in Aylmer.
Fanshawe's St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus is defined by students and staff who care about their programs and services and their success. The College has been engaged in the delivery of employment services for over twenty years and has been delivering literacy services in the area for a similar period of time. For more information about CES in Elgin County, please visit http://www.fanshawec.ca/cesstt.
This Employment Ontario service is funded by the Ontario government.