Constantin and Viorica
Constantin, along with his wife Viorica, came to Calgary from the Republic of Moldova in October 2012. After months of searching for employment related to his education, Constantin realized he required further information on how to obtain his first Canadian job. He heard about Jumpstart to Success through a friend and attended the Group Based Employability Skills (GBES) workshop from January – March of 2013. Within a couple of weeks of completing this workshop, Constantin began a 12 week work experience as a Deployment Technician with Computer Upgrading Specialists which correlated with his skills and education (BSc. Information Technology). Upon completion of the 12 weeks, Constantin was offered a full time, contract position with his work experience host company. His wife Viorica, attended the GBES from April – June of the same year. She then attended the Employability Skills through Work Experience (ESWE) which allowed additional time for supported job search. In July, Viorica began her work experience as a market clerk with Calgary CO-OP grocery store. Within 3 months, Viorica had been promoted twice and now works as an Accounts Payable Clerk for a well known Calgary Equipment Manufacturing company. Constantin and Viorica’s determination, patience and especially their positive attitudes has enabled them to excel in their career paths in Canada. Way to go!