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Woman sitting at a desk smilingCanadian work experience was only one of the benefits for Yillian in Connections

When Yillian first came to Canada from Cuba, she was a single mother looking for work. “It was hard to find a job without work experience here. My caseworker referred me to The Neighbourhood Group’s Employment & Training Centre and it was the best thing for me.”

Yillian enrolled in Connections, an 18-week training program for newcomers on social assistance.  She received 12 weeks of computer and customer service training to go with a six-week work placement. Brimming with confidence, Yillian started her new career in an entry level office position at DTA Services Ltd. Through her hard work, she became an Office Assistant and she is now an Account Manager.

Yillian is a prime example of how perseverance, training and guidance contribute to success. “I’m so grateful to the employment staff. And my son is so proud of me too!”