Jasper Employment & Education Centre

Skills for Success

Our employment coaches will ensure the development of skills required for successful employment.

Skills for Success is a free confidential and personalized one-on-one tutoring and developmental program designed to strengthen the essential skills needed to work and live in Canada.

  • This is a free continuous program designed to develop a community of learning.

  • We match volunteer tutors with learners who want to improve their basic reading, writing, speaking, listening, computer and math skills.

  • The learning is based around the idea of the nine essential skills which provides the foundation for all skill development and therefore assists with both job performance and general life skills.


The nine essential skills:

  1. Reading

  2. Document Use

  3. Numeracy

  4. Writing

  5. Oral Communication

  6. Working with Others

  7. Thinking

  8. Computer Use/Digital Skills

  9. Continuous Learning

Interested or know someone who might be? Get more information by emailing skills@jasperemployment.com 

Volunteer Tutors

If you would like to use your skills and knowledge to give back to the community and help others prosper, become a volunteer tutor. Help others gain the essential skills needed for work, learning and life.

Hours are flexible

Tutors and volunteers are matched based an many factors, one of which is similar schedules and availability. At minimum it is asked that tutors and learners meet for 2 hours a week but even this is flexible and depends on what works best for the learner and tutor.

Training will be provided

All tutors have training provided for them and even after the initial tutor training the Skills for Success coordinator will be available to provide help and assistance when needed. Whether it is about lesson planning, tutoring questions or needing a little extra guidance there is always support for our volunteers.

Help other while also helping yourself

Beyond the fact that being a volunteer tutor looks good on a resume it is also a great way of developing teaching and training skills in a supportive environment. Volunteers also get access to a rich stock of resources and the possibility for further of skills through training and continuous learning opportunities.

Volunteer Board Members

 Are you passionate about learning? Are you able to volunteer a few hours per month of your time towards supporting a non-profit organization that provides essential services to our community? If you answered yes to these questions, why not apply to serve on the Board of Directors?

A worthy cause

The Jasper Employment and Education Centre is a non-profit organization that has been serving the community of Jasper for 45 years. Our mission is to create a vibrant learning community where adult learners feel confident and safe to participate in lifelong learning opportunities and employment services are provided in a respectful, confidential and professional manner.

 Help guide the organization’s direction

This active Governance Board provides direction and guidance to the organization through a Strategic Plan which sets the priorities for a sustainable future, develops policies that give overall direction to the organization, and makes decisions to ensure that there are sufficient and appropriate human and financial resources for the organization to accomplish its work.

professional growth 

A great opportunity to grow your understanding of this sector and broaden your network at the same time! If you have the time, energy and passion for serving in a leadership capacity, join us for an engaging and enriching opportunity that makes a difference in people’s lives. 

To be a volunteer Tutor a person must be:

  • 18 years or older

  • able to commit to a period of at least 6 month

  • willing to get a vulnerable sector police check

  • at least somewhat knowledgable in any of the nine essential skills

For more information on the volunteer tutoring program please email skills@jasperemployment.com


Meetings are held once a month except for July & August. A term position is a two-year commitment.

For further information, please contact the Executive Director at Ginette@jasperemployment.com

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