Presently, I manage all business operations for the E.A.R.S. (Employment Assistance & Resource Services) Program as well as our Professional Development Training services. I have been employed at the Winnipeg Transition Centre for 16 years.
My primary role is to oversee a staff of 3 Employment Counsellors and an Administrative Assistant in helping unemployed and underemployed individuals in the community to transition back to the workforce. Our philosophy is to treat all clients with respect and dignity and to offer a soft place to land. It is my belief that our program is the cornerstone in customer service excellence and provides a unique experience that can be life changing for our participants.
Our professional development training also appeals to my business side in connecting with and building relationships with contacts in Winnipeg and across the country. I am proud of the quality of the training we offer and value the opportunity to help professionals develop better skills.
I also lead and provide mentorship to a team of volunteers, made up of former program participants and community partner referrals, which provide invaluable assistance to our staff and program.
Prior to the WTC, I was employed by the T. Eaton Co. for over 23 years where I held a number of positions in retail sales, merchandise services, inventory management and corporate training.
I enjoy volunteering in the community that includes providing bookkeeping assistance to the Grindstone Harbour Authority on Lake Winnipeg, as well as an active member of P.E.O. (Philanthropic Education Organization); an association dedicated to assisting women achieve their educational goals.