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Career Advancement Service

FAQ

What does CAS offer? Career Advancement Service (CAS) offers a unique approach to career decision-making and goal setting. The client is supported by a coach, who guides you through some self assessment tools and helps you decide your new direction. Educational planning is also available to help you reach that goal.

How do I apply? You can apply online by clicking here. Coaches are available at Lakeshore Campus Tuesday and Wednesday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM and at North Campus Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. You can also book an appointment by calling 416.675.6622 x 5030.

How much does the service cost? The service is FREE.

Is there a resume service? Our Resume Specialists will help you restructure, reformat and edit your draft document. Your resume can be reviewed one-on-one or electronically; the specialist will format, edit, proofread and print your resume.

What will the coach do? The coach will set you up with some self-assessment tools, perhaps some further meetings, or an action plan. The coach will continue to stay connected with you until you have set your goals and executed your plan. Our coaches are trained in job search, self-assessment, educational planning and portfolio development.

How will I know if I need a counsellor? The coach will refer you to a counsellor if the need is identified. The counsellor is trained in advanced assessment instruments, in-depth counselling and prior learning assessment options.

What does the initial consultation include? The coach will ask you about your individual requirements, respond to any questions you may have or provide information about the services and resources available through the college. The coach may also begin to set up an action plan to get you started on your journey.

When can I meet with my coach? Coaches are available at Lakeshore Campus Tuesday and Wednesday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM and at North Campus Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

Which vocational assessment tools do you use? We have site licenses for Career Cruising, Typefocus and Choices Planner.

How computer-literate do I have to be? If you are self-sufficient then you are free to work completely independently. If you need assistance, it is available in the Career Services during day or evening hours.

Do you provide job opportunities? CAS' mandate is to provide career coaching and educational planning assistance to individuals. We will provide you with information and guidance on how to conduct your job search. Career Coaches will also direct you to various employment resources.

How can I find out about courses or programs of study that interest me? The coaches will assist you in researching courses or programs of interest during your one-on-one meeting.