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How-to guide launched for those transitioning to employment

If you're finishing your education and actively looking for a job, a new resource has been launched.

Workforce WindsorEssex unveiled on Thursday its new School to Work Guide. The guide provides tips and resources for students leaping into the workforce.

Tashlyn Teskey, Research Projects Manager at Workforce WindsorEssex, says the guide is a comprehensive reference for students at various stages of their education.

"The School to Work guide sets students up for success in finding a career that works for them," said Teskey. "While students will find the guide useful in making career decisions, educators can use this guide in their classrooms to empower their students, and employers can use the guide to stay informed of the ever-changing job market."

The guide, a project of Employment Ontario, was in partnership with the United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County and the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board (WECDSB). Partial funding for the guide has been provided by the federal and provincial governments.

"In today's complex job market, there are so many different pathways available for students to consider, so having plenty of resources to help make important decisions about their careers is critical," said WECDSB Director of Education Emelda Byrne. "This particular resource gives our students a wide variety of options to think about, as well as concrete advice on how to achieve their goals."

The guide includes recommendations for students as they navigate their chosen career path, detailed information on various professions, tips for skill enhancement, and up-to-date information on the local and regional job markets.

The recommendations are tailored to those at different stages of their education, from high school students and recent graduates to those in post-secondary education.

The School to Work Guide is now available for download on the official Workforce WindsorEssex website.

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