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Spark invites jobseekers to look at work as more than just a job

Knowing why we work in the place, field, or industry that we do and understanding the meaning we attach to work is the first step to success

For more than three decades, Sudbury-based Spark Employment Services (Spark) has helped jobseekers find employment through its various educational and workplace training programs. Those looking for a career change are able to engage in supported job search opportunities and career exploration while accessing upskilling and retraining programs.

The “why”?

Spark’s “why” is an integral component in what helps the organization persevere and push forward through uncertain times. The ‘why’ is also the reason clients make the decision to connect with Spark and start their journey towards employment. 

Knowing why we work in the place, field, or industry that we do and understanding the meaning we attach to work and its place in our lives is a pre-cursor to success. Spark strives to evoke an awareness of this “why” and to motivate change in each individual that accesses its services with the goal to create opportunities that increase self-efficacy. 

At Spark, the “why” begins with a vision for a dynamic and prosperous community. Spark believes that people are healthier, both physically and mentally, when they have meaningful employment that offers a decent income and reliable work environment. 

“Our staff truly lives by the organization’s “why” and is so passionate about providing opportunities and helping jobseekers through their life-changing journey to employment,” says Spark’s Chief Executive Officer Chantal Makela.

Personalized approach

While finding employment or changing careers is often a positive and exciting process, Spark understands that this transitional phase can also come with its fair share of stress and tension. Spark aims to help ease the pressure of finding work by taking the time to understand each client’s wants, needs and overall readiness for change, and providing them with individualized counselling to support their path to employment. 

Change can be constant and difficult to cope with. Spark believes that change is a necessary process to experience healthy mental and spiritual growth. 

How can Spark help?

Spark helps to facilitate personal growth and continued learning as individuals are guided through making the required changes to create a life that supports meaningful and suitable employment. The term ‘suitable’ means something different to each individual. That’s why Spark’s integrated approach to service delivery, including job development, helps clients find work that fits their lives and provides the support they need to be successful there. 

Spark invites jobseekers to look at work as more than just a job. It encourages them to consider the space that work occupies in their life - work should be meaningful and fulfilling. 

For further information and details, please contact Spark Employment Services at 705-671-2544 or via e-mail at Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. The views expressed in this publication are the views of Spark Employment Services and do not necessarily reflect those of the Government of Canada or the Government of Ontario.