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Portfolio Development Program

Discover an online, accredited, three-week program for jobseekers, students and entrepreneurs, customized for military spouses. Assess your experience, showcase your talents, and match your workplace skills to job market needs.

The Portfolio Development Program is free and available online across Canada to military and Veteran spouses as a joint venture between Military Family Services and the Trenton MFRC. If space allows, other military community members may be accepted to participate.

Consider taking the program if you are:

  • Considering a career change
  • Looking for a new job
  • Relocating or recently moved
  • Applying for a promotion
  • Starting a business
  • Augmenting your education

The Portfolio Development Program can help you determine your next career move. Register for an introductory session to find out if the program is a good fit as you navigate your next career adventure. 

Coming up: Winter 2023, starting January 25th in ENGLISH from 6-8PM EST

FAQ

  • How does the program work?
    There are three steps to accreditation
    1. Conduct a skills audit to assess your skills, education and experience and match them to current job market needs. 
    2. Set personalized career goals to tailor your learning and showcase your skills for the job you want.
    3. Attend six virtual sessions, submit your portfolio for review and apply to receive a joint certificate from Loyalist College and Trenton MFRC.
  • Sample program schedule
    Winter 2023 Portfolio Program Session 1 to 6 (English)
    Session 1: Career Exploration

    January 25, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

    Session 2: How to Showcase Your Transferable Skills
    February 01 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

    Session 3: Documentation 101
    February 08 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

    Session 4: Branding Yourself – Narratives and Letters of Verification
    February 15 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

    Session 5: Resumes and Cover Letters
    February 22 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

    Session 6: Pulling the Pieces Together & Effective Presentation Skills
    March 01 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
  • How do I register?
    Registration  
    Deadline: January 16, 2023

    When registering for the complete program, please ensure you are able to attend all six course sessions listed in the program schedule. Registration for individual sessions is not permitted this year.

    Due to high demand and limited space, this program is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Military and Veteran spouses are given priority. We will contact all program registrants to inform them if they have been selected to participate in the program.
  • Who should I contact if I have questions?
    Contact Elizabeth Nicholas, Certified Human Resources Professional, Certified Human Resources Leader and Employment and Education Coordinator at the Trenton MFRC.