Authors: Saint John Learning Exchange
This is the report on the first year of a three-year demonstration project called TIES 2 Work, funded by the New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour. It facilitates matches between employers and potential employees through 12 weeks of job-specific, essential-skills training, which results in employment at a minimum starting wage. The first year of the program included two rounds of recruitment, 13 clients and eight employers.
Program clients have low levels of education that constitute a barrier to employment. The report explains how clients were referred to the program and how employers were recruited. It also outlines program content and delivery and describes the move toward including more project-based learning in the project.
The report's appendices include personal quotes and stories from clients and quotes from employers involved in the program.