We would like to introduce to you Antonella Talarico, Coordinator of the Employability Services such as OSE, Women’s Work Integration Program and Fringues.
The Employability Services support nearly 300 women per year in re-entering the labour market and in going back to school to upgrade their skills or to continue their education.
The team offers group services as well as individual meetings. It is made up of guidance and employment counsellors, teachers, social counsellors, administrative support and training professionals, who all work with passion and dedication to help our participants achieve their goals.
In order to allow the team to maintain contact with the participants, services have shifted to telephone and various online communication platforms such ask Skype or Zoom. Antonella and her colleagues have noticed that several participants were worried about their future and their chances of finding a job. The team’s new approach makes it possible to reassure them and to better prepare these women for economic recovery and to transfer their skills to new fields of employment.
Antonella’s word of hope: ” We will get through this. This is an opportunity for everyone to slow down and prioritize what is important in life.”
In order to maintain these essential services that help women be better prepared to rejoin the workforce and make the transition back towards autonomy, we need your donations.
Would you like to show your support to Antonella? Please donate to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund.