Graduates of the Destination Inclusion program, which offers free learning and mentorship opportunities to racialized individuals in communities across Eastern Ontario, continue to share how the program has impacted them.
Participant Lydie Adegbindi recently described how the program has helped her explore a career that draws on her personal interests.
I was referred to the Destination Inclusion program by one of my mentors, and I did not hesitate to take the opportunity, especially because it empowers minority groups like me. Another reason for me is that the modules included Line Cook, as cooking has always been one of my passions in life.
The learning materials were well-organized and the training drew my attention to utilizing the right words or names for the kitchen utensils, equipment, and cooking processes.
From the information session, everything was very detailed and explicit. The participants were given all the necessary information before it commenced. The mentors took us through all the steps, from the application to the completion of the courses, and also provided a mentorship program for the different modules. Throughout the learning process, I was able to receive prompt feedback for technical problems that occurred.
My hope is that this could also open job opportunities as soon as possible for people among us who would like to make a career in these fields that we have been trained in.
If you’re interested in participating in this free program, click here to visit the Destination Inclusion webpage or click here to sign up for the next virtual information session, March 16 at 9:00 AM Eastern.
If you’re an employer interested in connecting with trained Destination Inclusion graduates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.