Business Office Skills is a free, 12-week full-time training program for women, offered in partnership with Centennial College and Neighbourhood Link Support Services, combining instructor-led training and hands-on experience in administrative and/or customer services positions. Participants complete a 100-hour work placement with partner agencies in the Toronto area. Upon completion, graduates receive transferable college credits and a certification from Centennial College.

Program sessions run from February to May, and September to December each year. TTC token are provided to qualified candidates.

How will I benefit?

  • Build Skills: Learn current Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, as well as business communication and customer service skills.
  • Gain Experience: Improve your keyboarding, presentation and problem-solving skills, enhance your confidence and time management, and gain workplace experience and a recent reference through your work placement.
  • Get Certified: Earn transferable college credits and a certificate from Centennial College.
  • Find a Job: Learn how to write a resume and cover letter, ace an interview, and conduct a successful job search, while receiving job search support from a professional employment counsellor and job developer from Neighbourhood Link Support Services – plus, receive free, contemporary professional attire so you can look your best at your interviews!

How do I register?

The next session of Business Office Skills runs from September 16 to December 6, 2019. Click here to download the application form. Candidates will be contacted to book an intake assessment, where you will be asked to take math, English, keyboarding and basic computer skills tests.

Contact Joanna at [email protected].