Press releases

Hawkesbury, December 10, 2020 – Industrial workers will be trained according to the needs identified by local manufacturing and industrial companies. This is what the Employment Services Centre of Prescott-Russell (CSEPR) announced today. The training project will take place from April to July 2021 and aims to train about twenty industrial workers in various sectors of trades in demand. Led by the CSEPR, and conducted in partnership with Collège La Cité, this initiative is funded through the Skills + Ontario project of the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

Hawkesbury, November 19, 2020 – Recent research demonstrates that exemplary customer service is key to retain customers. Other surveys reveal that there is a need to realign goals to create customer loyalty since they are in an ever-changing mind-set regarding sanitation measures that have changed their purchasing habits following provincial shut down last spring. As a result, more and more people enjoy the benefits of buying online.

Hawkesbury, January 30, 2020 – A new Employment and Skills Development Fair is coming to Prescott and Russell next March 28. This was proudly revealed today to the community by the Employment Services Centre (CSEPR). The event will take place at Collège d’Alfred, in Alfred-Plantagenet County, from 9 AM to 4 PM and will include several components covering employment, skills development, virtual career exploration, immigration, conferences and discussion panels on current subjects of interest to all.

Hawkesbury, October 26, 2020 – As the health sector labour shortage rages and more so in the wake of the COVID outbreak, several cohorts of learners in PSSP/PSW training are preparing to pursue their vocation with the required qualifications.

Hawkesbury, Novembre 14, 2019 – The Employment Services Centre of Prescott-Russell (CSEPR) is one of the recipients of the Effet Multiplicateur grant, an initiative of the Assemblee Francophone de l’Ontario (AFO), which is funded in part by FedDev-Ontario.

Hawkesbury, April 24, 2020 – We will recall the announcement made on February 7th that a training program for Personal Support Workers (PSW) would emerge thanks to a partnership between the Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) and the CEFEO. The pandemic requiring social distancing has changed the expected course of events. Today, the CSEPR reveals it introduced technological innovation by providing tablet computers and internet connections to participants who need them in order to launch the project and rapidly provide help in a now extremely urgent need for these workers. Twenty-two participants will receive a shortened three-week training and will afterwards assist in Prescott and Russell residences and institutions. Once the pandemic is over, participants will return to the classroom to follow the 36-week training program which will enable them to receive their certification. The virtual training will start on Monday, April 27, 2020 and will be given by CEFEO, who is our partner in this project.

Hawkesbury, October 3, 2019 – The Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) proudly unveiled today the acquisition of a virtual reality tool allowing the exploration of different trades: the CareerLabsVR. This innovative new technology developed by UP360, a Canadian company based in the Toronto area, in collaboration with the Employment + Education Centre in Brockville (ON), will be used to assist clients who are seeking employment or career reorientation regardless of their age. It will also support employers who wish to validate talent or aptitudes of a worker for a trade to do so through this virtual laboratory. The adding of this innovative tool positions the Centre among the first Employment Centres in Ontario, and even in Canada, to acquire and use it. The equipment is available at our Hawkesbury and Rockland offices, and portable versions will be used to move to locations outside the Centre, such as schools, to support individuals in their quest for a new occupation.

HAWKESBURY —Ontario is helping prepare people in Eastern Ontario for in-demand jobs in the health care sector. To help overcome a local and provincewide shortage of personal support workers (PSW), the Prescott-Russell Employment Services Centre based inHawkesbury, Ont., is receiving funding to lead an innovative skills training project in close co-operation with local employers.

Hawkesbury, June 24, 2019 – The Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) today unveiled the winners of its 2019 Job Succession Scholarships. In all sixteen grade-12 students from Prescott-Russell each received a $ 5 000 scholarship to pursue their post-secondary education. This year, local businesses could financially contribute to the project in order to increase the number of scholarships available. Our sponsors and succession builders for 2019 are : Elpa (Ontario) Incorporated, Groupe Convex, Physiothérapie Plantagenet and Contak, staffing solutions.