Soft skills training recognized for building careers in IT

ISSofBC’s Advanced Literacy and Essential Skills (ALES) in the Workplace was honoured with the ALES Outstanding Site Award for creating opportunities for newcomers to fulfill their career goals while helping employers hire and retain highly skilled and motivated employees.

ALES is a soft skills training program for internationally trained IT professionals where participants gain knowledge in four essential skills: oral and written communication, teamwork, and critical thinking. The skills learned helps newcomers gain confidence and the self-expression needed to get hired and advance in their careers.

ALES National Program Director Juliette Smith presented the award to the ALES team during ISSofBC’s Tech Together: Professional Networking for IT Professionals at the Vancouver Public Library November 27, 2019.

“We are honoured to receive this award, and grateful to be recognized for our work,” said ISSofBC Program Manager Alice Wong during the event.

ISSofBC’s Technology Together: Professional Networking in the Tech Sector conference was attended by close to 200 internationally-trained tech professionals, tech companies and employment counselling professionals.

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