Employability Skills diagram

While attending SSWAP, you will be part of a small group getting instruction in the areas listed below.

Throughout the program, our instructors will focus on these Employability Skills as well:

  • Motivation
  • Accountability
  • Attitude  
  • Time Management
  • Stress Management
  • Presentation
  • Teamwork  
  • Adaptability
  • Confidence

Life Skills & Personal Development

group seminarLearn how to solve problems, whether personal, family, community, employment, education or leisure.

We will “learn by doing”, with group discussions, role-playing, videos, making presentations, and other activities.

Topics include:

  • Personal and Social Development
  • Self-Appraisal
  • Communication Skills
  • Assertiveness
  • Anger Management
  • Leisure Planning
  • Autonomous Living Skills

Work / Life Literacy

writingStrengthen your Essential Skills and get ready for the workplace!

Our Literacy program focuses on the

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Document use
  • Numeracy (Math)

skills needed in the Workplace as well as in daily life.

Portfolio Development – An Introduction

This area gives you a chance to think about what has made you the person you are now. What interests, knowledge, skills and abilities have you collected in your life? Learn to understand your strengths and how to present yourself to a potential employer.

Customer Service

All workers need good customer service skills, no matter what else you do on the job.

Improve your communication skills, and learn how to deal with customers. Attitude counts. Learn how to apply these ideas in your everyday life.

Computer Fundamentals

Computer roomEveryone needs to be comfortable working with computers nowadays. You will learn:

  • the basics of Windows,
  • apps commonly used on the job, such as browsers, email programs, Microsoft Word and Excel,
  • how to keep a computer running properly,
  • how to search for information,
  • how to do a job search and apply for a job online,
  • and lots more!

Career Exploration

Given your values, skills, interests and personality, what career is best for you?

Figure out what skills you need to improve. Learn to write a resume and a cover letter, and practice job interviews!

Learn not only how to GET a job, but how to KEEP a job!

And try your hand in some of the work areas that we offer. Click here to see what they are.

Essential Skills

working on computerWork with an instructor to determine the Essential Skills in which you excel and develop a personalized plan to help you strengthen the skills you find challenging. 

Healthy Living

girl running on beachLearn how to live better and stronger through:

  • Nutrition, physical activity and taking care of yourself;
  • Community involvement and resources
  • Workplace health and safety