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Soft Skills for Employment
Innovative . Engaging . Online
ASCEND is a blended-learning program built with direct insight from Canadian employers, HR experts, immigrant service organizations and skilled newcomers.
Designed and developed to support newcomers
“In few weeks I learned techniques that I will use over a lifetime. This course is great for anyone who are looking for a job or want to change career.”
– Client of New Directions’ LINC program, BC
Service Delivery Partners
“ASCEND makes my job easier. When participants are finished with ASCEND I can match them with an employer and be confident that they will be okay and they know the steps to be successful”
– Sojol Jamali, Career Advisor – Client and Community Liaison, Back in Motion
“ASCEND does a fantastic job in supporting Northeastern’s international students with the crucial soft skills they need to succeed in the workplace. Students can better understand what Canadian workplace culture is like, how to excel in their interviews, on the job, and as they advance in their careers after graduation.”
-Bethany Edmunds, Director of Computer Science, Northeastern University, Vancouver
“ASCEND has real industry insight, strong instructional design principles and strong facilitation.”
-Manu Varma, VP Alliances & Friends of Traction, Traction on Demand
7 Online Modules | 6 Optional Workshops
The Value of Your Existing Skills & Experience
Developing a Community of Support
Interview Soft Skills
Onboarding & Organizational Culture
Are you ready to see how ASCEND can support your career journey in Canada?
Crafted by Canadian industry professionals
Partnerships with employers, service delivery partners and skilled immigrants were integral to creating ASCEND. Our gratitude goes out to these industry partners whose insights will help prepare participants from all over the world for employment in Canada.