Events – Military Spousal Employment Network

What is the Portfolio Program?

The Portfolio Program lets you conduct an internal and external audit. The process will help you to highlight your prior learning, skills and talents towards the goal of your choice, whether it’s for career, education or entrepreneurial reasons. 
All courses in the Portfolio Program can be taken individually. However, those who complete all the 6 session requirements can then submit a portfolio for assessment. After passing the assessment review, participants are eligible to receive a joint certificate from Loyalist College and the Trenton MFRC. 

The Portfolio Program is great for job seekers, entrepreneurs, students and anyone who’s looking for their next great career adventure.

Is the Portfolio Program For You?

Thursday, September 17th, 2020
Time: 13:00 – 14:00 EDT
Facilitator: Elizabeth Nicholas, Employment & Education Coordinator with Trenton MFRC
Language: English
Registration linkhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/portfolioinfosessionSept17

Session details: You’ll learn about the award-winning Portfolio Program and the importance of
-doing an internal and external audit,
-showing your previous learnings, skills and talents towards the goal of your choice.
Who is this session for: Good for those who looking to boost their knowledge about themselves or for entrepreneurial exploration.
Event hosted through: WebEx 


Career Self-Exploration…Who I am and What Do I Want?

Monday, September 28th, 2020
Time: 13:00 – 15:00 EDT
Facilitator: Elizabeth Nicholas, Employment & Education Coordinator with Trenton MFRC
Language: English
Registration link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/careerexplorationsession1Sept2020 

Session details: This session explores who you are, what makes you unique, your current career goals and how you plan to meet them. 
Who is this session for: Good for all military spouse job seekers, entrepreneurs and those interested a self-assessment towards their unique career progression.
Event hosted through: WebEx



Showcase Your Transferable Skills: Where Have I Been and What Have I Learned?

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
Time
: 13:00 – 15:00 EDT 
Facilitator: Elizabeth Nicholas, Employment & Education Coordinator with Trenton MFRC
Language: English
Registration link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Transferableskillssession2Sept2020

Session details: This session will help you take stock of your personal and professional experience. You will also learn how to highlight transferable skills towards your personal goals. This session also teaches participants the mind- or eco-mapping process and tackles perceptions. 
Who is this session for: Good for military spouse job seekers, entrepreneurs and those interested a self-assessment towards their unique career progression.
Event hosted through: WebEx



Documentation 101—How Do You Prove Your Competencies?

Monday, October 5th, 2020
Time: 13:00 – 15:00 EDT
Facilitator: Elizabeth Nicholas, Employment & Education Coordinator with Trenton MFRC
Language: English
Registration link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/proveurcompetenciessession3Oct2020

Session details:  A session focused on building proof of your competencies, experience and skills. If you know what you want and you have what it takes, how do you prove it on your resume?
Who is this session for:  Military spouse job seekers, entrepreneurs, and those interested in highlighting their skills and experience to employers. Everyone is welcome!
Event hosted through: WebEx


Building your Personal Brand—Narratives and Letters of Verification

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
Time: 13:00 – 15:00 EDT
Facilitator: Elizabeth Nicholas, Employment & Education Coordinator with Trenton MFRC
Language: English
Registration link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/brandingyourselfetcsession4Oct2020

Session details: In this session, you’ll focus on finding your voice, branding yourself and confirming your awesomeness to others. 
Who is this session for: Good for all military spouse job seekers, entrepreneurs, and those interested in promoting their skills and experience.
Event hosted through: WebEx


 

Resumes and Writing Cover Letters

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
Time
: 13:00 – 15:00 EDT
Facilitator: Elizabeth Nicholas, Employment & Education Coordinator with Trenton MFRC
Language: English
Registration link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/resumeandcoverlettersession5oct2020

Session details: This session provides an overview of effective resumes and cover letter styles.  It is for all portfolio types including education, employment and entrepreneurs. You will learn how to add your own unique touches to prove and showcase the skills, education, talents and learning you bring to the table.
Who is this session for: Good for military spouse job seekers, entrepreneurs, and those interested in promoting their skills and experience to employers. 
Event hosted through: WebEx


Pulling the Pieces Together: Building Effective Presentation Skills

Monday, October 19th, 2020
Time: 13:00 – 15:00 EDT
Facilitator: Elizabeth Nicholas, Employment & Education Coordinator with Trenton MFRC
Language: English
Registration link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/presentationskillsandpcssession6Oct2020

Session details: A session on how to make your personal portfolio unique and impactful. Learn how to compile the info and how to present it to your chosen audience. You’ll also learn best practices for presenting yourself and your portfolio, with tips for building your presentation skills.
Who is this session for: Good for military spouse job seekers, entrepreneurs, and those interested in promoting their skills and experience to employers. 
Event hosted through: WebEx

The Portfolio Program is brought to you by BMO, the Official Bank of the Canadian Defence Community. With funds raised through the BMO Support Our Troops Mastercard Program, online bilingual training sessions are available to military spouses.