You may know us as the Albert Vocational Training Centre, but we have recently renamed our agency as the Albert Career Development Centre (ACDC) to better reflect the services we provide.
The Albert Career Development Centre is excited to have been involved with a provincial pilot project, Adapt Access to Employment, for the past two years. The project's focus is Employment First; emphasis is placed on preparing and supporting the individual to obtain gainful employment.
Participating in the Adapt Access to Employment provincial pilot project has allowed all employees of ACDC to benefit from training opportunities to upgrade and learn new skills to better help our participants.
What We Do
Albert Career Development Centre (ACDC) provides vocational training and support services to adults who face exceptional barriers to securing and maintaining paid employment. We also offer essential daily and life skills training and supportive services to help maintain or enhance social and community ties.
Programs and Services
Community Work Placement Training aims to give practical on-the-job experience that can be applied to various work settings.
- Employment skills: assessment and skill building;
- Career counselling/assessment;
- Transition to work readiness;
- Job preparation: Resumes, interviews, dress attire, workplace policies, etc.;
- Job matching: as much as possible, self-directed job search with ‘job matching’ primary goal.
- Focus Forward: Work Essential Skills Program
Community work placements have the following goals:
(1) Raising awareness and enhancing the level of understanding of community members and peers so ACDC participants are considered active citizens and valuable employees within community organizations, and (2) Ensuring ACDC participants are performing at their full potential whenever safe and possible to do so. In addition to helping locate and secure paid work placements, ACDC provides employment services and support to both employers and ACDC work program participants.
These services are facilitated through a variety of means and based on individual needs of both program participants and employers. ACDC provides on-site support (full-time support, part-time or occasional). Regardless of the level of support an ACDC work participant may require, our Community Placement Coordinator doesn’t wait for a phone call from employers. Regular check-ins form a part of our employment monitoring service.
Community Service Work
Personal Development and Community Service is an area of training wherein ACDC emphasizes the importance of building community partnerships by helping fellow non-profit agencies in their work to help in bettering our community around us.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 882-2604 or check out the Albert Career Development Centre Facebook page. ACDC is developing a website—stay tuned!