Trades Employment Placement Facilitator

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Momentum staff are expected to work co-operatively with others; demonstrate flexibility in organizing work; show a high degree of initiative, discernment, and resourcefulness; have good communication skills; and demonstrate thoughtfulness in decision-making.

Staff must be non-judgmental and receptive in approach, and reflect genuine concern, respect, and commitment towards the individual, family, and community. As a learning organization Momentum staff are also expected to continuously develop professionally and personally.


The Employment Facilitator reports to the Director of Strategic Initiatives. The Employment Facilitator will participate in and support the vision of the Trades program and will focus upon obtaining, monitoring and reporting on the work experience and employment placements for Trades Training participants. The Employment Facilitator will support ongoing projects as determined by the needs of the Trades Training program.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Coordinate the work experience placements of participants
  • Coordinate employment and employment support for participants
  • Employer engagement
  • Trades Training program support
  • Program administrative duties

Primary Relationships:

  • Director of Strategic Initiatives
  • Program Coordinator, Trades Training Program
  • Trades Training Participants
  • Trade Sector Employers
  • SAIT staff and instructors
  • Program Assistant, Trades Training Program
  • Contracted instructors
  • Momentum staff


Work Experience Placement: All participants are placed in a quality work experience that meets their interests and abilities. Employers understand our program and wish to participate in becoming work experience hosts.


  • Maintain and enhance a list of potential Work Experience Hosts for participants starting with the employer base already established and adding new contacts as required.
  • Establish working relationships with industry associations, native bands, unions and individual employers in order to facilitate the placement process.
  • Visit employers who indicate an interest in Work Experience, share information, and inspect the worksite.
  • Ensure work experience expectations are clear to employers: prepare and discuss a Work Experience agreement with employers.
  • Obtain employer evaluations at the end of the period.


  • Establish rapport with each participant through interviews, classroom involvement, and participation in informal social events, etc.
  • In collaboration with employment-life skills instruct or ensure participant resumes are up to standard to gain employment.
  • Ensure work experience expectations are clear to participants.
  • Visit each participant at the placement, a minimum of one time during the work experience period.
  • Evaluate/document each participant’s progress during this period and address issues as they arise, in consultation with the Program Coordinator.
  • Make contact with participant’s supervisor at each visit to obtain evaluations, provide information, and ensure the participant is receiving adequate supervision, etc.
  • Obtain participant evaluations and time sheets at suitable intervals.
  • Assist participants with job search in the event their work experience placement doesn’t result in a job.
  • Maintain contact throughout the 180-day follow up period to ensure participants are still working.
  • Complete the formal 2 week, 90 day and 180 day follow up reports.
  • Participate in, and support of the Momentum Alumni Project.

Coordinate Employment Support: Participants develop skills and knowledge appropriate to the trade. Strong working relationships maintained with SAIT and the Apprenticeship Board. The instruction meets the needs of participants and employers.

  • Take a lead role to ensure all arrangements for technical training are in place on first day at SAIT.
  • Visit the participants weekly while in technical training to monitor progress.
  • Conduct workshops to prepare participants for success in the work experience, and employment as required.
  • Apply for SAIT registration, on behalf of the participants.
  • Liaise regularly with the SAIT Coordinator and instructor, in consultation with the Program Coordinator.
  • Ensure time sheets and student and instructor evaluations are completed after technical training components.
  • Support the efforts of the Employers, to ensure the SAIT training is relevant.
  • Support the needs of the participants while they establish their credibility with an employer.
  • Facilitate employment support post-graduation.
  • Facilitate employment success for all past graduates.
  • Facilitate opportunities for participants to become indentured.

Trades Training Program Support: Program is well known to partner agencies and general public. The number of applications generates sufficient and appropriate applicants for the program to be successful.

  • Maintain a good knowledge of issues affecting participants and our program.
  • Maintain existing record keeping systems on participants and employers, including recording and summarizing of evaluations.
  • Implement continuous quality improvements in the program.
  • Analyze the data collected for trends and issues to address in future trainings.
  • Assist in the planning of and preparation for special events.
  • Lead and complete the required follow-ups and document accordingly in Mobius.
  • Follow up with the participant support, based upon the data gleaned at the 2 week, 90 and 180 day follow-ups.
  • Participate in labour market research when required.
  • Attend the program staff meetings.
  • Support the vision and direction of the Trades Training Program

Complete Administrative Duties: Program is supported and engaged in organizational activities. Complete the quarterly program report, in a timely fashion.

  • Complete other duties or projects as defined through the business plan, in consultation with the Director of Strategic Initiatives and the Program Coordinator.
  • Cross train and keep up to date on Coordinator activities/responsibilities.
  • Act for Program Coordinator in their absence.
  • Participate on an internal committee, or ad hoc initiative
  • Attend general staff meetings.
  • Board/Staff retreat, staff team building day.


  • Post-secondary degree, or other relevant combination of experience and education: career development, community economic development, business development, social services or adult education
  • Demonstrated success with work training/placements and employment outcomes
  • Demonstrated success working with Trades employers
  • Experience in working with immigrants, and/or highly barriered clients
  • Strong knowledge of trades and the apprenticeship system
  • Ability to use your network and the hidden job market to secure job placements
  • Understanding of the industrial labour market
  • Results oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills
  • Tenacious, persistent, professional
  • Demonstrated ability to network, build and maintain excellent relationships
  • Able to work independently and take a high degree of initiative, as part of a dynamic team
  • Sound knowledge of computers and MS Office environment and tools to manage
  • Ability to collect and maintain program information (ie. data collection, documented processes)
  • Creative, compassionate and flexible regarding work schedule
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Excellent coordination and analytical skills
  • Must have access to a vehicle
  • Knowledge of CED and evaluation issues considered an asset

To apply:

Please forward resume with covering letter:

Via e-mail to: job at
State competition number in subject line of email

Or by mail: #16, 2936 Radcliffe Drive SE, Calgary, Alberta T2A 6M8
Or Fax: 403.235.4646

Attention: Hiring Committee

Competition Number: MOM1001

Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is found

Applicants must state salary expectations in their cover letter.

Momentum is an equal opportunity employer. Persons from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. To see why Momentum is a great place to workand what we have to offer visit

SOURCE: Momentum

29 Oct 2015
Calgary  Alberta
Job Training