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Partners in Employment to host open house to honour 20th anniversary

In celebration of two decades of service to the community, Partners in Employment is announcing an upcoming open house event to mark the occasion and residents can learn more as they enjoy free refreshments and learn more about the services for anyone experiencing barriers to employment

In celebration of two decades of service to the community, Partners in Employment is announcing an upcoming open house event to mark the occasion and residents can learn more about the organization as they enjoy free hotdogs, anniversary cake, and can enter to win a few door prizes.

The open house event runs from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Friday, May 31, and everyone’s welcome to attend as Partners in Employment shares insights into the work they do for the community.

“We’re opening our doors to service providers, schools, and anybody who’s interested in learning more about our services,” explained Allyson Schaeffer, the supervisor of employment services for Moose Jaw and Regina.

Partners in Employment operates as a division of SaskAbilities and has played an integral role in the community for the past 20 years. Its mission is to help people prepare for the workforce by teaching the skills necessary to attain and maintain long-term employment for those experiencing any type of barriers to employment. 

The organization’s programs also benefit employers, and among its free services are simplified recruitment and retention services, along with various services aiming to help business owners run their enterprise more efficiently.

“(Partners in Employment) is based on the foundations of people who experience barriers… to fully participating and experiencing full inclusion into their community,” Schaeffer explained.

The open house will be set up as a come-and-go venue, and guests are invited to stop by to learn more, enjoy a few free refreshments, and almost everyone can find something of benefit across the numerous booths that independently explain the organization’s program options.

A few services the public can expect to find include career planning assistance, information on two work readiness programs, and a mentorship program that seeks to bridge employers with future employees.

One interesting table is set to contain a vocation evaluation service where guests can take a hands-on test to explore their ideal career path.

“Vocational evaluation… is comprehensive testing of one’s aptitudes, interests, and values, that really gives us a nice report for the job seeker and for us to… put the right person in the right job at the right time,” Schaeffer explained.

And, if you’re lucky, two of the door prizes include a high-quality SaskAbilities camping chair and a Coleman sleeping bag to enhance your camping experience this summer.

Service providers are also welcome to attend, and Schaeffer said they’ll find many beneficial opportunities.

“It’s really important for all of us service providers to understand what each other does, because often when we’re working with people it can be helpful to refer them to other services if that would serve them well,” she explained.

“We welcome service providers, parents, individuals – anybody at all who’s interested in learning more about our services.”

The main benefit of attending the open house, according to Schaeffer, is “really understanding this very comprehensive service that’s free to people who are interested in gaining employment, and for service providers to refer people (for future employment).”

The open house is set to take place at the Partners in Employment office located at 8 Wood Lily Drive.

For more information, visit or call 306-693-3020.

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