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Align Yourself With a Better Career

By CARTER HAMMETT - July 15 2021

By CARTER HAMMETT - July 15 2021

Learning Curves

It can also be one of the most challenging undertakings we can engage in. The sheer volume of choices out there can be simply overwhelming. And when you realize that a staggering 50% of the jobs available today didn’t even exist a decade ago, that just adds to the potential anxiety.

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Career Focus

How to Make the Gaps in Your Resume Work for You

By SONNY WONG - July 15 2021

As a result of COVID, a lot of people have lost their employment. Depending on how long you have been out of the labour market, you may be wondering how to handle the employment gaps in your resume. This gap triggers some concern for those individuals because the common social narrative implies that the gap is a negative reflection of their professionalism.

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Learning Curves

My son recently told me he was considering a career in the Armed Forces. Needless to say I was quite surprised as he has never mentioned that to me before and I don’t know anyone who is in the military.

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Career Focus

Soft Skills or Resiliency Skills?

By ADMIN - July 15 2021

For the past 10 years, I have worked with a career centre called Achēv. Our office is located at 595 Parliament Street and it is still there even though since March of 2020 all staff have been working remotely from home. Despite this, Achēv has found a way to keep everyone very connected by using Zoom, MS Teams and emails. I never feel alone and a day never passes that I do not have a conversation with one of my colleagues.

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Career Focus

Time Savers and Shortcuts

By ADMIN - July 15 2021

When I was in Grade 2, I discovered what a “shortcut” was. Instead of walking to school along the side of the road, my brother showed me a path through a farmer’s field that could save me five minutes of time.

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Love of Learning

University in the Community

By ADMIN - July 15 2021

From time to time, you may have seen an article about University in the Community (UitC) in Learning Curves and wondered what it was and whether it was something that you might like to join.

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Often as adult learners we are focused on finding a course at a time we can make it, that meets a specific learning need, the micro level. But there are activities going on at a macro level which shape what we are offered at the micro level. Canada- A Learning Nation report describes the work of the Future Skills Advisory Council, an advisory council to the federal Ministry of Employment Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion. This report came out in December 2020 but I just found it scanning the net for what I can’t remember now.

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Love of Learning

Walter’s Long Road to Independence

By MINA WONG - July 15 2021

Walter Davis definitely took many years to accept the importance of self-sufficiency. In February 2021, he finally stayed with a full-time, graveyard-shift job in data processing. Although he found the work monotonous, he managed to pass his probation earlier this month.

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Announcement

Learning Curves wants your writing!

By MINA WONG - July 15 2021

If you have written poetry or a short story, share it with us and our readers. For further  information or to submit some writing, email us at learningcurves@hotmail.com.

Priority given to previously unpublished work of new writers.


Univesity in the
Community

UitC Fall/Winter Program

Fall – 2020 COVID-19 Learn from Home Edition

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Where: Wherever you can access the internet (Formerly held at Innis College, University of Toronto)

When: Wednesday evenings,
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm,
September 27th – November 29th, 2020


Career Focus
Learning Curves

Procrastination

By ADMIN - April 19 2021

Procrastination is a common habitual behaviour that can plague even the most highly successful people. This behaviour is quite common, but most often it is accompanied with worries.

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