Information about the "Essential Skills ePortfolio" course

Choosing the right course for you

Hello and welcome to Career Portfolio Manitoba's "Essential Skills ePortfolio" course. This page will help you decide if this program is for you and if so, which course is best.

 

 

 

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COMPUTER LAB COURSE

Introduction

The program takes place in a computer lab and runs over 6 half day sessions, typically over three days. It will help you through the process of taking your resume to the next level in the age of the Internet. You will creating your own eportfolio (also know as a Web CV), based on your resume, further details and any authentic evidence that you can bring. The process includes filming you for a brief video introduction.

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Is this for you?

This course is for adult learners in transition who have most of the following:

  •  clear career goals, since many of our activities assume a desired occupation*
  •  a well-developed resume, typically developed as part of a career development program*
  •  willingness to reflect on their past experience to think about the skills they may have developed, not just in the workplace
  •  some familiarity with computers**, particularly some experience with:
    • uploading and downloading files, and managing files and folders on your computer (including drag and drop)
    • copying and pasting
    • filling in online forms and surveys
    • using Word, and using Word-like text-boxes in online applications
    • opening and managing browser windows and tabs (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox)
  • willingness to learn new things, such as how to use online applications like YouTube and LinkedIn
  • access to their email on the web, so they can receive email in the computer lab (ask us if you're not sure)

* If you need lack a clear sense of your career goals, contact us about other programs

** Workplace Education Manitoba has computer skills programs you can take that will help you to take this course. Contact us about this.

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Preparation for Day 1 in the computer lab

For Day 1, please :

  • Arrive at 1000 Waverley by 0845 with a packed lunch
  • Dress as you would for work
  • Bring a memory stick containing:
    • Your electronic resume, ideally in Word
    • A good professional portrait of you as a digital image (if you don't have this, we can take a picture on the day)
    • A paragraph, 2-3 sentences long, that answers the question "Tell me about yourself?" (Name, target occupation, and why you should be considered for that occupation). You'll using this as inspiration for your video introduction.

You should also start thinking about authentic evidence that you can present, including:

  • Paper certificates (we can scan)
  • Letters of reference, testimonials and thank you letters
  • Workplace images, either digital or hard copy
  • Samples of previous work: objects or documents
  • Videos and other electronic files that show what you know and can do
  • Live demonstrations of you exhibiting some skill such as:
    • demonstrating a technical procedure with a 3D object
    • demonstrating a skill in a computer application such as Excel or Word
    • making a public presentation
    • etc.

Have a look at this eportfolio sample to get some ideas:

Rommuel Paragas ePortfolio

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For more information or to register

Contact:

Phyllis Mann, Program Coordinator
Workplace Education Manitoba
204-272-5044
PMann[at]wem.mb.ca

 

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ONLINE SELF-DIRECTED COURSE

Introduction

Welcome to Career Portfolio Manitoba's "Essential Skills ePortfolio" course. This page will help you decide if this program is for you and then get the most out of it if you do go ahead.

The program takes place online and runs over 12 sessions, which should last 1-2 hours each. We suggest that these 12 sessions stretch over 4-5 weeks.

Another version of the course takes place in a computer lab. You can find out more here.

The course will help you through the process of taking your resume to the next level in the age of the Internet. You will creating your own eportfolio (also know as a Web CV), based on your resume, further details and any authentic evidence that you can bring. The process includes filming you for a brief video introduction.

Details

Is this for you?

This course is for adult learners in transition who have most of the following:

  •  clear career goals, since many of our activities assume a desired occupation*
  •  a well-developed resume, typically developed as part of a career development program*
  •  willingness to reflect on their past experience to think about the skills they may have developed, not just in the workplace
  •  some familiarity with computers**, particularly some experience with:
    • uploading and downloading files, and managing files and folders on your computer (including drag and drop)
    • copying and pasting
    • filling in online forms and surveys
    • using Word, and using Word-like text-boxes in online applications
    • opening and managing browser windows and tabs (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox)
  • willingness to learn new things, such as how to use online applications like YouTube and LinkedIn
  • the need and abilty to work alone, with support via email and telephone.

* If you need lack a clear sense of your career goals, contact us about other programs

** Workplace Education Manitoba has computer skills programs you can take that will help you to take this course. Contact us about this.

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Before starting the self-directed course....

Before starting the course, you should have:

  • Your electronic resume, ideally in Word
  • A good professional portrait of you as a digital image (ask our coordinator about this if you do not)
  • A paragraph, 2-3 sentences long, that answers the question "Tell me about yourself?" (Name, target occupation, and why you should be considered for that occupation). You'll using this for your introduction.

You should also start thinking about authentic evidence that you can present, including:

  • Paper certificates (ask our coordinator about scanning, if you do not have access to this)
  • Letters of reference, testimonials and thank you letters
  • Workplace images, either digital or hard copy
  • Samples of previous work: objects or documents
  • Videos and other electronic files that show what you know and can do
  • Live demonstrations of you exhibiting some skill such as:
    • demonstrating a technical procedure with a 3D object
    • demonstrating a skill in a computer application such as Excel or Word
    • making a public presentation
    • etc.

Have a look at this eportfolio sample to get some ideas:

Rommuel Paragas ePortfolio

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