Employment Training for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Job Seekers in NS, ON, AB and BC
Accessible Navigation to Employment (ANTE) is a national training program currently open to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HOH) participants in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.
Training is provided around academic and practical skills for members of the D/HOH community.
For D/HOH Persons
Individuals must be unemployed, underemployed or finishing post-secondary studies.
Free Skills Upgrading
- Through an accessible online micro-credential certification program
- Nine courses that are 30 hours each: Reading, Digital Skills, Adaptability, Communication, Problem Solving, Writing, Numeracy, Creativity and Collaboration
- Courses chosen by learners based on interest, with option to complete all nine courses and a paid work placement to receive a certificate of completion
ANTE provides employers with support at no cost throughout the job placement.
Resources and training are offered to employers on accessible communication best practices, tools and strategies for creating inclusive workplaces. The resources and training facilitate accessible hiring and work experiences that prepare employers for the paid placements.
Three free tiers of accessibility training are offered. The first tier is available to all employers, whether or not they take part in ANTE.
This initiative is helping to take down barriers and foster accessible employment pathways for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community who are motivated to learn and to connect with—and to contribute to—their communities.
For more information about ANTE:
In Nova Scotia, you can also connect with:
Shirley Hodder, ANTE Project Coordinator – Community Outreach
Society of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Nova Scotians
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 902-599-0849