Technology Occupation-specific Language Training (OSLT)

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FREE Workplace Communication Skills for Technology

Do you training or work experience from your country in Architectural, Engineering or IT?

Occupation-Specific Language Training (OSLT) is a FREE course that will help you improve your workplace communication skills within your field. With OSLT you will increase your confidence in job interviews and when interacting with others at the workplace.

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    OSLT Technology consists of three 40-hour online modules:

    Module I: Accessing the Technology Job Market in Ontario

    • Conduct research related to a job search, such as labour market trends, occupational requirements, pathways for working in your occupation, networking opportunities and helpful resources.
    • Analyze job ads to better understand what employers are looking for and how to tailor your application.
    • Introduce yourself in the job search context.
    • Describe your professional experience and present your knowledge, skills and attributes effectively.
    • Create a plan for moving forward in a job search.

    Module II: Communicating in the Technology Sector

    • Explore relevant cultural concepts and how to adapt communication to suit your purposes.
    • Improve skills for gathering and sharing information in the workplace.
    • Make presentations in the workplace context.
    • Use the telephone and email effectively.

    Module III: Managing Workplace Interactions in Technology

    • Explore workplace structures and workplace cultural concepts.
    • Work on teams, make and respond to requests, offer suggestions and recommendations, and negotiate and problem-solve with others.
    • Participate in team meetings.
    • Deal with challenging interactions.

    Eligibility:

    • You are a permanent resident of Canada or a protected person who lives in Ontario
    • You have prior knowledge or experience in architectural technology, engineering or information technology
    • You have English at an intermediate level Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 6 to 8
      • To obtain proof of CLB please find and contact an assessment centre here: find a centre
    • You are familiar with computers and related technology
    • You have access to a computer with a camera, microphone, and sound as well as an Internet connection.

    Details:

    • Online meetings: you will participate in a one-hour weekly video conference with your class on Thursdays from 7-8 pm
    • OSLT is an online course: students will need to set up a schedule and regular routine for completing the individual activities each week
    • Students will need access to a computer with video and audio capabilities as well as an Internet connection.

    What questions do you have?

    Contact us: learnenglish [at] mohawkcollege.ca (subject: Question%20about%20Accessing%20the%20Health%20Care%20Job%20Market%20in%20Ontario%20)  
    Call: 905-575-1212 Ext. 3092


    Do you have education and work experience from your country? Learn how to access the Canadian job market

    FREE Workplace Preparation


    Other free services and programs available at the college:

    Community Employment Services

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