The Connector Program matches pre-qualified international and local work-ready individuals (Connectees) with employers, community members, and business leaders, who are involved in the program as Connectors. The Connectee and Connector are matched based on industry experience, professional backgrounds, or the Connectee’s expressed interest in a specific sector.
Once the program coordinator has made the match, the Connector and the Connectee meet face-to-face to discuss different topics such as:
- Industry backgrounds
- Skills and areas of expertise
- Industry related news
- Current market demands
- Job opportunities to explore in Cape Breton
Connectors are asked to refer the Connectee to a minimum of three people in their network, and then each of those connections are asked to then refer three more people. As a result, the Connectee’s professional network grows exponentially and the opportunity for success increases dramatically. Referrals may be potential employers, contacts within their industry, or other people who will benefit from meeting with a skilled professional.