ASCEND Partner Newsletter: Quarter 3, 2022

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We are all now deep in Q4—if a rest from the multitasking you are probably currently doing would be welcomed, we invite you to take a peek at our latest ASCEND partner newsletter!

In this newsletter we share a brand new brief partner video, which summarizes program benefits and materials we have created for our partners, website and mobile app updates.

Thank you again for your continued engagement with the ASCEND program! Partnerships allow us to support more and more clients across Canada, and we are truly grateful for your continued engagement and support!

Here are a few program highlights from Q3 that reflect both the dedication of your clients and directly demonstrate how valuable your work in supporting ASCEND is.

Q3: More new partners and cohorts

In the third quarter of 2022/23 FY:

  • Almost 300 clients across Canada enrolled in ASCEND and accessed program content
  • An amazing 21 unique ASCEND cohorts were offered

Tip: Next time you log into LinkedIn, do a search for #ascendempowers to see clients from all over Canada sharing their ASCEND Certificates of Completion!

In Q3 these 16 partners from 6 provinces offered ASCEND to their clients

British Columbia

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New Brunswick

ASCEND Website updates

Have you visited the ASCEND website lately? Several important updates have been added, including:

  • A homepage outcomes counter
  • Revised ‘Partners’ page, outlining the 4 steps for partners to join ASCEND
  • A summary of Marketing Toolkit materials for each partner
  • And much more!

Thank you to Noha Hamed, our ASCEND Program Administrator, who made all ASCEND Website updates!

ASCEND Partner Video

We would like to share this brand new ASCEND Partner demonstration video, created specifically for our partners. It’s only 4 minutes long, and it highlight the benefits and materials we provide to each ASCEND partner. Special thanks to our ASCEND Program Coordinator and Educational Technologist, Narissa MacLeod, who recorded, edited and narrated the entire video.  This video is also available on the Partners page of the ASCEND website.

ASCEND national outreach campaign

In order to make ASCEND available to more eligible clients across Canada, in Q3 we launched a national outreach campaign. You can see all current program partners on our ASCEND Partner Map

ASCEND App Updated

Every participant that registers for ASCEND receives credentials to access the ASCEND Mobile App once their ASCEND cohort completes. The ASCEND App is a stripped-down app that contains key concepts found in the full program. We have completed a full update of the ASCEND App, and all current and future app users will be able to access the updated version. The ASCEND App can be downloaded here, and one sample module can be accessed by anyone on Apple and Android devices.

Participant quotes from Q3

We ask each client that completes ASCEND to share their thoughts. We received amazing feedback from your clients in Q3! There’s too many to print here, but we’d like to share two comments that summarize the positive feedback we received.

In this quarter we would like to highlight the feedback from LINC students that completed ASCEND through our referring partner Vancouver Community College. Three ASCEND cohorts for LINC students were completed in the quarter. Thank you to Cindy Chan and all VCC staff involved in making this collaboration possible!

“For new immigrants, ASCEND is very effective in helping you understand the Canadian workplace culture, and providing you with great support to enter your career field better, more professionally, and successfully. It is difficult for you to learn such comprehensive soft skills in other channels. This is a great course and well worth eight weeks of study!”

“The ASCEND program is the most comprehensive companion manual for any newcomer to Canada to succeed in developing their careers in their welcoming new country.”

“It is a must training program for all immigrants of Canada that makes us well informed and equipped productive worker in the future”

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