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Growth Opportunities Program (GO)

Growth Opportunities (GO) Program provides employment services through funding provided by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and is offered at no cost to participants. This program is customized for each individual to assist with assessing existing job skills, as well as develop and obtain employment goals. Outreach services are available within the Durham Region.

Do you have a disability which is impacting your ability to find and/or maintain work?

A Vocational Counsellor can help identify and resolve complex issues and/or consider alternative approaches to assist with your return to work. Together with your Vocational Counsellor, you can work to identify existing skill sets to help you develop and obtain your individual employment goals. As part of the assessment process a determination and/or recommendation of workplace changes to accommodate your disability can help everyone do their best work.
Thinking about re-training? Our staff can assess your eligibility for Second Career and if you qualify, help you with the application process!

To be eligible for this service you must have a barrier to employment due to a disability and be:

  • Unemployed or underemployed (working less than 20 hours per week);
  • Immediately available for work; and
  • Be committed and motivated to work.

Why should I participate?

META’s clients receive assistance with developing and obtaining their employment goals, all at no cost. Working with a Vocational Counsellor will assist you to define and work towards minimizing barriers or assist with accommodations to your disability so you can obtain sustainable employment.

What will the program do for me?

  • Assessment – as part of the assessment process your Vocational Counsellor will confirm barriers and weigh alternative approaches to help
  • Disability Assessment – assist with determining appropriate accommodations
  • Career Counselling – guide you in developing and obtaining your employment goals
  • Career Transition & Job Search workshops – assist you with identifying alternative career options and strategies to achieve them
  • Specialized Assessments – in-depth testing to further assist with determining your career options
  • Job Development – will give you personalized support in finding employment and ensuring your skill set is a good match for employers’ needs
  • Job Coaching – provides additional support to transition into employment for individuals who face employment challenges

 

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Testimonials

“you have helped me so much. Without you I wouldn’t have found my job. It meant a lot to me. Thank you”
2014-04-17T17:36:06+00:00
“you have helped me so much. Without you I wouldn’t have found my job. It meant a lot to me. Thank you”
“Working with [my counsellor] and everyone else at META was a great experience. They were very accommodating to my needs and supportive during the ups and downs of the job seeking process. I would highly recommend META’s services to anyone interested.”
2014-04-17T17:35:23+00:00
“Working with [my counsellor] and everyone else at META was a great experience. They were very accommodating to my needs and supportive during the ups and downs of the job seeking process. I would highly recommend META’s services to anyone interested.”
“I am so very, very grateful to you for believing in me, and helping make my dreams come true. Your warmth & caring have meant so much to me”…”I look forward to keeping you posted”…”Thank you so much! ”
2014-04-17T17:35:09+00:00
“I am so very, very grateful to you for believing in me, and helping make my dreams come true. Your warmth & caring have meant so much to me”…”I look forward to keeping you posted”…”Thank you so much! ”
“META has changed my life. Before I came to see [my counsellor] I was overwhelmed with a job search that had no direction or even meaning.”
2014-04-17T17:34:33+00:00
“META has changed my life. Before I came to see [my counsellor] I was overwhelmed with a job search that had no direction or even meaning.”
“I have to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to META. The staff in the Whitby Office goes far and beyond what would be expected from any centre that deals with unemployed”…”My counsellor has been there, building up my confidence and making me believe in myself.”
2014-04-10T15:10:48+00:00
“I have to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to META. The staff in the Whitby Office goes far and beyond what would be expected from any centre that deals with unemployed”…”My counsellor has been there, building up my confidence and making me believe in myself.”

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