- DARTMOUTH WORK ACTIVITY SOCIETY
- Literacy, Academic Upgrading, Life Skills, GED Preparation, Work Training
Learners receive a five-week foundation program of life skills and work
related information. They take the CAAT for assessment purposes. Based
on this assessment, learners enter the literacy unit (or do a combination
of literacy and work) or receive academic upgrading, life skills and work
related training. Work placements are available in food service, janitorial,
clerical and woodshop. If a learner is close to GED level, they can receive
focused GED preparation. Upon completion of one of the three streams, learners
receive employment support, such as job search skills, on-the-job training,
job coaching and development and career counseling.
Learners are usually referred to the program by service providers, and
there is an 8-10 week waiting list.
Prerequisites: 18 yrs at end of program.
Duration: 20 weeks
|Where / When
||32 Borden Avenue, Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 4:00 p.m.
||32 Borden Avenue
Dartmouth, NS, B3B 1C8
||Phone No.: 468–1320
Fax No.: 468–7633
Hours open: 9am – 4pm, Monday – Friday (closed 2 weeks in the summer)
Dartmouth Work Activity Society provides on-site employment readiness,
academic upgrading and personal/social skill development for social assistance
and others in need. Applicants must have plans to enter employment or further
training and are 18 years or older. Program sections are five weeks long
and are taken as needed.
The society takes 12 new people every five weeks into its "Foundation"
program section. Its employment support unit works with those who have completed
3 to 5 sections assisting them with on–the–job skill development and employment.
Graduates are supported on an as needed basis. The in–house work activity
stations are: Food Services; Clerical/Retail Salers; Janitorial; and General
||Screening is done by a selection committee. Referral and application
form required. Referrals by a social agency or employment counselor. Self–referral
|Wheel Chair Access
||No fee. Learners earn $14.00 per day