YES April Newsletter 2014-05-08

The YES April Newsletter comes packed with information including our a re-cap of the Women in Technology: NetWORK Now event, the 17th Annual YES Entrepreneurship Conference, the YES Video Project, YES in the NEWS, the Client of the Month and more!

 

 
In this issue:
17th Annual YES Entrepreneurship Conference
RECAP: Women in Technology: NetWORK Now Event
YES Internship Program is now OPEN
YES Video Project: Making It Work / Getting Inspired

YES Fundrasing: THANK YOU!
Client of the Month: Vanessa Reid 
YES in the news: The value of a positive attitude in the workplace
Did you know?

Winter/Spring 2014 Program Book
April Workshops
 

   
17TH ANNUAL YES ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE : UNLEASH YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT!

 
Sponsors:
   The John Dobson Foundation
    The Zeller Family Foundation

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For more information or to register by phone:

514.878.9788
RECAP: WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY - NETWORK NOW EVENT
On Thursday, March 27th, YES hosted the NetWORK Now event, as part of the Women in Technology initiative funded by Status of Women Canada. Twenty one hand-picked, job-ready candidates met with employers from the tech industry for an evening of networking and on-the-spot job interviews.

The event took place at the Quebec regional offices of Google and provided the perfect backdrop for our star clients to meet, present to and impress such high profile companies as Ubisoft, ALDO, Lightspeed, BAM Strategy and Forensic Technology, among others.

To view the full set of photos from the event, click
here.

For more information about our Women in Technology Program, click
here.
 
MAKING IT WORK / GETTING INSPIRED!


 
YES FUNDRAISING : THANK YOU!


 
THE YES PAID INTERNSHIP PROGRAM IS NOW OPEN!


 
CLIENT OF THE MONTH: VANESSA REID
As a child growing up on a farm in Alberta, Vanessa Reid was fascinated by code. She taught herself HTML and CSS for fun and succeeded in building her first website when she was just eleven years old. After high school, Vanessa was accepted into Ryerson University’s elite Radio and Television Arts program and moved to Toronto where she earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree with a specialty in Digital Media Production and a minor in English. She then worked in web content management for the Toronto International Film Festival and the Canadian Mental Health Association. In late 2012, Vanessa moved to Montreal and was hired at Concordia’s radio station, CJLO, to build an online episode archive and redevelop their website.

Towards the end of her contract at CJLO, her boss (Station Manager Stephanie Saretsky) recommended that she apply to participate in YES Montreal’s Women in Technology NetWORK Now event. Vanessa was chosen out of over 60 applicants to be one of the 21 women to attend.

 
The event provided her with an exceptionally invaluable opportunity to meet and connect with influential professionals doing interesting and innovative work in her field. Vanessa was offered follow-up interviews with no less than five companies who are interested in hiring her as a web developer.
 
“As a woman who is passionate about web development, YES Montreal’s Women in Technology program was not only greatly beneficial to my job search but also deeply inspiring,” Vanessa says. “I strongly support YES Montreal and Status of Women Canada’s forward-thinking efforts to advocate for women working in the technology sector and I am proud to have been involved in this pioneering program.”

 
YES IN THE NEWS:THE VALUE OF A POSITIVE ATTITUDE IN THE WORKPLACE 
In this segment, and as part of an ongoing look at employment issues around Quebec,  YES' Executive Director, Iris Unger speaks with Global Montreal's Breakfast Show host Richard Dagenais about ways to stay positive when you are looking for work and  how important that positive attitude is in the workplace.

Watch the video here.

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DID YOU KNOW?
 
  • The YES centre is open, free of charge, to everyone on a drop-in basis from Monday to Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM for use of the computers, phone, internet, Wi-Fi, fax machine and  resource library.
  • We offer one-on-one support to: job-seekers (ages 16-35 years), entrepreneurs (all ages), artists (all ages), and women in technology (all ages), as well as a Mentorship Program.
  • Many of our workshops and services are now offered online - for a complete listing of all our programs and workshops (including a 4-week course in both beginners & intermediate French), click here to view our Winter/Spring 2014 Program Book.
  • You can apply to any of the online job postings, by visiting the centre at 666 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 700, during normal business hours (Mon-Fri 9-5).
For information and updates, visit our website at www.yesmontreal.ca
 
YES WINTER/SPRING 2014 PROGRAM BOOK
 

 
 APRIL/MAY WORKSHOPS
 
Jump Start Your Job Search  Information Session
(Free Workshop)
Tuesdays & Fridays
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Jump Start Your Art/Artists' Grants & Loans Information Session
(Free Workshop)
(Handouts $2)
Thurs, April 17
1:30pm-3:30pm
(Session repeats May 1)
Register
here.
Coaching Sessions for Artists
(Free Workshop)
Thurs April 24
1:30pm-2:30pm
Interview Workshop
(Free Workshop)
Mon, April 28
10:00am-12:00pm
 
 
Jump Start Your Business
Information Session

(Free Workshop)
(Handouts $2)
Wednesdays,
1:30pm - 2:30 pm
Networking Using Social Media
Wed, April 23
10:00am-12:00pm
Register
here.

 
Group Coaching for Artists
(Free Workshop)
Thurs April 24
2:30pm-4:00pm


 
French for Job Seekers
(Intermediate Level)

$75.00
4 week course begins
Tues, April 29
Tues & Fri
9:30am-12:30pm
Grants & Loans Information
Session for Entrepreneurs

(Free Workshop)
(Handouts $2)
Wednesdays,
2:30pm-3:30pm
*NEW* Learn@Lunch: Building a Successful Business Plan
(Free Workshop)
Thurs, April 24
12:00pm-1:00pm
Register
here.
*NEW* Careers in Counselling 
Thurs, April 24
(Free Workshop)
6:30pm-8:30pm
Register
here.
Women in Technology: CONNECT
(Free Event)
Tuesday, April 29
6:00pm-8:00pm
Register
here.
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