CJOB News Team reporting
Unemployed older workers in Manitoba are getting help to improve their skills and re-enter the workforce thanks to the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers (TIOW) agreement between the two senior levels of government.
On Wednesday, the Federal and Manitoba governments announced the extension of the initiative to March 31, 2014.
It will mean a further investment of $1.15 million to support older workers. This is in addition to the more than $3.8 million in federal and provincial funding that has been made available since the TIOW agreement was signed in 2009.
And to date, Just over 400 people have been given the opportunity to participate in such projects to develop their employability skills and take advantage of work-experience opportunities.
Project participants are able to attend job-related training sessions on topics such as computer skills, workplace safety, the development of essential skills, stress management and conflict resolution.