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Skills Training Advancement Training for Refugees (STAR)

The STAR Project has come to an end.  A total of 469 refugees and newcomers have received training from this great Project.  Thank you for your support to the STAR Project. For other support for newcomers, please call (416) 292-6912 ext. 3.

Update:

Are you a client or graduate of the Skills Training Advancement for Refugees (STAR) project?  If yes, we need your help.   The STAR project is conducting an evaluation and we need your participation to help us better understand the impacts and benefits the project had for participants.  Please click on one of the links below – depending upon the type of training your took – to start the survey.

Thank you very much in advance for your participation!

 

Link to survey for:                                                                                          

Security Guard Training                                                                                   

Forklift Operator Training                                                                               

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DQTNMMD                                     

 

Link to survey for:

Beauty Training

Child Care Assistant Training

Food Handling Training

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DSRGMCG

 

Project Overview

The project, Skills Training Advancement for Refugees (STAR), is funded by the Province of Ontario under the Settlement and Integration Services for Refugees and Vulnerable Newcomers, which seeks to enhance the settlement and employment supports available to refugees (private sponsored refugees, government sponsored refugees, BVORs, Conventnion refugees, Refugee claimants) and vulnerable newcomers (newcomers who have low education, low level of English language skills, LGBTQ+ and newcomers with disability)  to facilitate their social and/or economic integration.  

Project Activities

Industry specific Language Training

  • One-on-one support to learn the English language  in order to reach the language level necessary to register in the training courses identified above
  • Small classes available
  • Field trip to the partner Training Centres to familiarize the learners with the industry specific environment

Job-specific training opportunities:  We provide the following trainings for FREE in collaboration with our partner Training Centres 

  • Security guard Training
  • Beauty Training
  • Forklift Operator Training
  • Child Care Assistant Training
  • Food Handling
  • WHMIS

Coaching and job retention: Develop coaching and mentoring models that help new hires build the skills and work habits required for long-term success in their new work environment.

Wrap-around supports: Provide complementary supports that maximize opportunities for success, including childcare, transportation and interpretation.

 

Eligible Clients

The following individuals are eligible for services delivered through the Project:

  • Protected persons, including:
  • Resettled refugees (government-assisted refugees, privately sponsored refugees and blended visa office referred cases)
  • Refugees landed in Canada
  • Those determined to be:

-Convention Refugees

-Persons in need of protection (for example, due to risk of torture)

  • Refugee claimants, including those awaiting the outcome of an appeal
  • Other vulnerable newcomers with vulnerabilities such as high health or mental health needs, mobility and other disabilities, and low education and official language fluency.

 

 

 

 

 

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