In-House Workshops

Summer Company Program

Through a program called Summer Company, you can get:
•start-up money to kick-off a new summer business
•advice and mentorship from local business leaders to help get the business up and running

Learning how to run your own student business is one of the best summer jobs you can have. You get to be your own boss while learning what it takes to manage a business. Sales, marketing, bookkeeping, customer relationship management and networking are just a few of the highly useful skills you’ll develop.

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VPI Working Solutions

Nuclear Job Fair & Information Session:

In partnership with Bruce Power, local unions and the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program at
Grey-Bruce County and VPI, OCNI will be hosting its first “Nuclear Job Fair & Information Session”.

Where: The Saugeen Golf Club
              5278 Bruce County Rd 3, Port Elgin, ON N0H2C6

When: Thursday October 4, 2018 12pm to 8pm


DOES YOUR RESUME NEED WORK? Call VPI for assistance -- 519-881-4900

VPI Working Solutions – Youth Job Connection Program

Based on our collective goal to support youth in the community, I wanted to inform you that we’re hosting a series of Drop-in Sessions for Employment Ontario’s Youth Job Connection (YJC) program. During the month of September, the program will be taking place at our Walkerton VPI location.

The program serves youth who are unemployed and not enrolled in school (15-29 years old) and includes:

• Free 1-on-1 career counselling
• 60 hours paid pre-employment workshops ($11.40/hour)
• Full-time and part-time jobs available across Bruce County
• Support before, during and after securing a job

If you’re currently working with unemployed youth who may benefit from this program, please ask them to register for one of the below sessions as soon as possible as space is limited. To register call us directly at: 1-855-260-4900 or visit our VPI website directly at

Free 1-on-1 career counselling to determine if you’re eligible for the Youth Job Connection program which offers full-time and part-time jobs for youth, 15-29 years old. Drop-in to our Walkerton branch for further information or book a one on one appointment with our Youth Job Connection Facilitator by calling 519-881-4900.

Dates of YJC Workshops (All Days Are Mandatory Attendance)
• Tues. Sept 4th to Fri. Sept 6th
• Mon. Sept. 10th to Wed. Sept. 12th
• Tues. Sept 18th to Thurs. Sept. 20th
• Tues. Sept 25th to Thurs. Sept 27th

Resume Building & Cover Letter Workshops

These back to back workshops run on the following dates in at VPI Walkerton office during the month of September:

Monday, Sept – 10th
Monday, Sept – 17th
Monday, Sept – 24th

RESUME – 9:00AM -11:00AM - How do you make your work descriptions ‘pop’? What are some résumé "don'ts" that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling résumé, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

COVER LETTER – 11:00AM – 12:00PM - What exactly do you say in a cover letter? What are some "don'ts" that will get your file tossed in the trash? This course walks you through creating a compelling cover letters, and when it’s finished you’ll have the skills you need to get yours the attention it deserves.

Customer Service Excellence – Wednesday, September 26th

Walkerton VPI Office – Wednesday, September 26th – 9:30am to 4:00pm 

Excellent service does not simply come from a friendly transaction or helpful technology – it is the result of truly understanding the customer’s expectations and finding ways to exceed them. Join us for a full day of customer service excellence training and learn how to delight customers across any industry.

Call 519-881-4900 to register, as it is required prior to event. The Event is FREE and you will be given a Certificate of Completion after the workshop.