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The Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour (AESL) provides a variety of services and supports to assist individuals with reaching their employment goals. Staff is available to help individuals to assess employment needs, access services and supports and to develop Employment Plans to reach employment goals. To assist us in determining the most appropriate supports to meet your needs, the department has developed a simple Employment and Training Assessment (ETA).
Who should complete the ETA?
Why complete this assessment?
The information will assist you in accessing services and/or financial supports that best suit your employment and training needs. It will also assist staff in determining your eligibility for services or financial supports and providing you with relevant information.
What type of individual assistance is available?
Depending on your level of need, individual assistance may include:
What information is collected on the assessment?
The assessment collects information on your education, training, work and job search experiences; barriers to employment; and your request for services.
What is the next step after completing the assessment?
After completing the assessment your information and request for services or supports will be reviewed by Advanced Education, Skills and Labour and a staff person will contact you to discuss next steps.
Do I also need to complete an application for Skills Development?
Not at this time, however, if Skills Development is what you need and you are eligible for funding, our staff will contact you to assist you with your Employment Plan application for funding.
How to complete the ETA?
Telephone or In Person
You can complete the ETA by calling 1-800-563-6600 or emailing AESL@gov.nl.ca to set up a time that is convenient for you. This provides an opportunity for both you and our staff to work through the process together and answer any questions you may have on the process or services or supports available to you.
Individuals can complete the ETA on-line. You work on the form at your convenience until it's complete. It's important that you save your information while completing the ETA. When complete, review and print a copy for yourself before you submit it on-line. Once the form is submitted you will no longer be able to access it from the web.
If you don't have access to a computer or need assistance in getting set up with the on-line ETA, you may use a computer at one of our Employment Centres.
If you are unemployed or under-employed and need additional training or skills to help you find employment you may be eligible for Skills Development financial support. To apply for Skills Development, the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour (AESL) requires you to first complete an Employment and Training Assessment.
The assessment can be completed by telephone, in person or on-line and is used to determine your eligibility for any number of Skills Development training options including: post-secondary training for EI eligible individuals ; short term training ; Adult Basic Education (ABE); General Educational Development (GED) and Employability Assistance for Persons with Disabilities training supports.
When you complete the assessment, our staff will review your assessment and then follow up with you to discuss your employment and training needs, your eligibility, training options, development of an employment plan and the process to apply for funding.
To allow time to assess your employment and training needs, eligibility and the services and benefits that best meet your needs, an assessment must be completed and submitted to Advanced Education, Skills and Labour at least four weeks prior to the start date of the training program. This is to allow time to initiate and process your request for Skills Development funding.
For training programs commencing in September, an assessment must be completed at least six weeks prior to the start date of the training program. Requests for funding outside those parameters may not be processed.
It is important to note that you must be approved for funding by Advanced Education, Skills and Labour before you begin your training program.
The following will be considered for funding by Advanced Education, Skills and Labour on a continual intake basis:
Note: Any request for funding under Skills Development must be approved by Advanced Education, Skills and Labour before you begin your training program.
For students who are scheduled to start school in September of any year and seeking funding, you are required to have completed an Employment and Training Assessment and Employment Plan six (6) weeks prior to the start date of training. Requests for funding outside those parameters may not be processed.
The JobsNL wage subsidy program provides funding to employers to create new employment opportunities for unemployed or underemployed individuals.
This program was created recently through the combination and enhancement of a number of wage subsidy programs including; NL Works, NL Wage Subsidy, the Graduate Employment Program and the Wage Subsidy for Persons with Disabilities.
For more information on this program, link to the following website JobsNL
The Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour understands the importance of providing alternative service delivery options for individuals who are unable to visit our Employment Centres or prefer to use web based services in the comfort of their own home.
We have a number of employment related workshops available to assist individuals in their career and employment planning process.
There are also a number of workshops available to assist employers with a host of human resource related needs.
|Workshops available for Individuals:||Workshops available for Employers:|
Employment Readiness and Retention
Note that the courses listed below are available as a bundle. Please click on the Bundle link to access individual courses.
Compensation Solutions Bundle
Performance Management Bundle
and Your Business
and Your Employees
You can complete these online or in a group setting at our Employment Centres. The workshops for individuals can generally be completed within 20-25 minutes.
To access the Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Forms and Workshops users will require the following technical operating system(s): IE 8, Chrome or Firefox. The workshops use Flash which has limited functionality on mobile devices such as Apple Ipads without the use of specialized applications such as Puffin.
For further information about our workshop series or to sign up to complete a workshop at one of our local Employment Centres, call
1-800-563-6600 or email AESL@gov.nl.ca.
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