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Targeted Initiative for Older Workers

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Continuing Education and Training


Program Description

Continuing Education and Training, in partnership with the Yukon Government Advanced Education Branch, is proud to deliver the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers program.

Participants in this innovative program are provided with opportunities to develop employability skills, investigate career options in Yukon, learn about Canadian labour practices, participate in an extended work placement, and upgrade their work-related literacy and computer skills.

The 13-week program includes lectures, group discussions, individual and group exercises, and individual and group presentations.

Admission Requirements

Participants should meet the following criteria: 

  • 55-64 years of age  
  • Unemployed  
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada  
  • Face barriers to successful integration into new employment  
  • Live in an eligible community

General Outcomes

By the end of the program, participants will be able to: 

  1. Identify general and personal barriers to employment  
  2. Identify personal strengths, weaknesses, and transferable skills for the workplace  
  3. Demonstrate  knowledge of the conflict resolution process and communication skills as applied to the workplace  
  4. Apply decision-making processes to work scenarios  
  5. Identify and prioritize the most important Essential Skills required for particular employment opportunities  
  6. Research jobs and prepare cover letters, resumes and references for specific jobs  
  7. Prepare for job interviews through role play


Tuition for credit programs is calculated per course credit. See Tuition and Fees.

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NOTE: There is no tuition fee for this program and a student stipend is provided.