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Upcoming Events

Tue 26

Goodwill Career Centre Job Fair

Tuesday February 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hamilton
Mar 01

2nd Annual YMCA Youth Job Fair

Friday March 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Niagara Falls
Mar 11

Brock Cultural March Break Camp

Monday March 11 @ 9:00 am - Friday March 15 @ 4:00 pm
St. Catharines
Nov 14

Opportunity Knocks 2019

Thursday November 14 - Saturday November 16
Niagara-on-the-Lake
Zachary Jamieson

Zachary Jamieson

Through the 10-week Oya:na Program, I was able to obtain my Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Level C, Food Handlers and WHIMIS certificates. As well, I was provided training in Occupational Health and Safety for Workers, Workplace Violence and Harassment, Customer...

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Syvester Campanella

Syvester Campanella

For me the Pipe Dreams Welding Program was a great opportunity to get into the trades. Before starting the program, I didn’t have any experience in welding specifically, but all of the work experience I did have was hands-on. I knew I wanted to get into something that...

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Josh Males

Josh Males

I had heard about welding through a friend beforehand and then was encouraged by my YSO to enroll after I met with her to discuss job opportunities. I knew this program was a great opportunity once we looked into it more. The hands-on training is my favourite because...

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Keegan Jones

Keegan Jones

Thanks to the assistance of NPAAMB during my 8-week training program, I was able to concentrate on studying and spending time with my family. After the completion of the training program, I started my new career with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional...

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Kristin Greene

Kristin Greene

If it wasn’t for Trevor Martin and the team at NPAAMB I wouldn’t be where I am today.  I got a second chance at achieving what I wanted for a career. Before NPAAMB I was heading down a bad path, involving drugs and alcohol.  Since being in the Pipe Dreams...

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Brittney Poucachiche

Brittney Poucachiche

I enrolled into a part-time Academic Career Entrance (ACE) Program followed by a Pre-Health Certificate Program, which I then graduated from. Completing these programs helped me build my confidence, which then carried me to my acceptance into the Environmental Field...

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Antonio Ciampaglia

Antonio Ciampaglia

I wanted to take the time to acknowledge your efforts in helping me to secure my carrier goal as a gas fitter. Without the assistance of NPAAMB I would not have been able to afford the training costs that in the end led to my full time employment as a Gas fitter and...

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Elizabeth McLeod

Elizabeth McLeod

From the moment that my Master’s supervisor informed me of the International Society for Posture and Gait Research Conference, I knew I had to attend, regardless of whether it was being held in Seville, Spain or not. As a masters student at Laurier University in...

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Clair Lenson

Clair Lenson

My experience with NPAAMB started at the Opportunity Knocks Youth Career Conference in November 2015. Since then, I worked with my Youth Service Officer to find a summer placement. My Youth Service Officer also assisted me with scholarship applications such as...

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Jace Snowden

Jace Snowden

21-weeks ago, if you would have told me I would be starting my lifelong career while obtaining six welding tickets I would not have believed you. For someone who had never turned on a welding machine, let alone welded anything at all, that says a lot about the program...

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Matthew LaForme

Matthew LaForme

21-weeks ago, if you would have told me I would be starting my lifelong career while obtaining six welding tickets I would not have believed you. For someone who had never turned on a welding machine, let alone welded anything at all, that says a lot about the program...

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Melinda Maracle

Melinda Maracle

I wanted to take time to thank NPAAMB for all the hard work they took to assist me with my Youth Work Experience. Due to the time and thoughtfulness that NPAAMB showed me, I now have a new position here at Native Women’s Centre. I am now the new Special Projects...

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