Constable Dwayne Williams of the Edmonton Police Service visited us on December 8, 2015 and spoke to the Group Based Employability Skills participants about what the roles and responsibilities of the police are. Constable Williams also explained legal consequences of crimes like assault and theft. He told the participants about their basic rights when it comes to […]
Dr Mohamed Jimale, the president of Somali National University, gave the youth a talk on Education. Dr Jimale spoke about the importance of education for youth empowerment. He shared tips on how the participants can continuously self-improve and empower themselves. Dr. Jimale also explained to the youth the importance of being relevant and involved in […]
On Friday November 20th, 2015, Hassan Mohamed a certified traffic instructor came to SCERDO to talk to the participants. Mr Hassan’s talk was focused on acquiring and maintaining Alberta driver’s licenses. Mr. Mohamed explained to the youth what they need to get new drivers licences as well as replace the licences they might have from their […]
On November 9th, 2015 The GBES Participants and the facilitator visited the Londonderry branch of the Edmonton Public library. Here, the participants were given a lecture on the services available in the library for youth, new comers and different community members. The participants also went on a detailed tour of the library where they were […]
On November 6, 2015 Hugh Nespliak from Servus Credit Union was invited to SCERDO to give a talk to the participants. Mr. Nespliak, talked to the participants about personal banking, savings and credit. He explained different services by the major banks and different types of accounts that the participants can open. Mr. Nespliak encouraged the […]
On the 27th of October 2015, the GBES participants and the facilitator visited the Alberta legislature building. During the visit a tour of the Alberta legislature which included a visit to the theater was given. The participant watched a film about Alberta’s history and also learnt about their rights and responsibilities as Alberta residents. Participants […]
SCERDO started its second intake of the Group Based Employability Skills and Work Experience Project.
On September 28th, 2015 SCERDO started its second intake of the Group Based Employability Skills & Work Experience Project (GBES &WE). The project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Skills Link Program and Alberta Human Services and is intended to train youth facing employment barriers. The youth will get 12 week in-class training that […]
Today’s learners, tomorrow’s leaders! Member of the Somali Federal government speaks to SCERDO youth.
On Friday September 4, 2015 Abdullahi Roble, who is a member of Somali federal parliament, spoke to the youth about different types of leadership. Mr Roble also discussed leadership concepts like understanding diversity, making decisions and uniting teams. Using the government of Somalia and the government in Canada as starting points, he explained how different […]
July 21, 2015 – Edmonton, Alberta; The Government of Canada is helping equip young immigrants in Edmonton with the skills and experience they need to find jobs. The announcement was made today the Honourable Tim Uppal, Minister of State (Multiculturalism) and Member of Parliament for Edmonton—Sherwood Park, and the Honourable Kevin Sorenson, Minister of State (Finance). They […]
It was a proud day for graduates and program sponsors of the Group Based Employability Skills (GBES) Program conducted by SCERDO. The graduation ceremony was held at SCERDO on January 8, 2015. Representatives from the Program Sponsors – Mr. Steve Balash and Mr. Peter Wooldridge from Service Canada together with Sarah Kaglik from Alberta Human […]