Skills/Experience

Areas of Expertise/Experience:

Career Planning and Job Search Coaching Experience

  • 10+ years of Career Planning and Coaching experience with immigrants and youth both in Canada and Venezuela.
  • Researched, collected and summarized resources and tools to be used by HR to attract, hire, orientate, train and retain Internationally Educated Professionals to Canada.
  • Designed, implemented and facilitated workshops (both in person and online) on:
    • LMI Research,
    • Career Planning,
    • Job-Search Strategies,
    • Networking,
    • Portfolio and ePortfolio Development,
    • Resume and Cover Letter Writing,
    • Interview Preparation,
    • Workplace Communication and Assertiveness,
    • Job Retention and
    • Use of Social Media for Job Search

Youth and Adult Education

  • 10+ years of experience as K-12 Teacher. Courses:
    • Integrated Technology into the general curriculum
    • Web-design
    • Office tools
    • Research and planning for career decision making
    • Portfolio and ePortfolio development
    • Home Economics and budgeting
    • Basic Commerce and Business Writing
    • Basic Computer Programming
    • 10+ years experience teaching adults (K-12 teachers). Subjects:
      • Computer applications
      • Integrating technology into the general K-12 curriculum
      • Project-based learning
      • Geography, Travel Operations and Ticketing for Travel Agents and Flight Attendants

Coordination and Supervision

  • For 5 years designed, implemented and coordinated the implementation of ICT into the K-12 curriculum
  • Supervised, trained and coordinated a team of three computer science teachers
  • Managed and supervised a team of five travel agents in a busy travel agency in Venezuela

Emergency Preparedness, First Aid, Food Security and Community Resilience

  • 10+ years hands-on experience helping communities in areas of hazards and vulnerability assessment, disaster preparedness, disaster management and design for catastrophe
  • 1+ year teaching First Aid and EP to vulnerable communities and neighbourhood groups
  • 1+ years as active member for food security, creating and managing community gardens, presenting workshops on food community mapping, etc
  • Designed online course on Food Security

Highlight of Skills

  • Career planning and development (specialized in immigrants and youth)
  • Emergency Preparedness/First Aid
  • Permaculture Design and implementation
  • eLearning – ICT integrated into curriculum (both f2f and online)
  • Essential Skills research, training and development of ES tools
  • Life and Career coaching through IEP and action plans
  • PLAR/RPL and portfolio building (including ePortfolios)
  •  Workshop design and delivery (in-person and online)
  • Creation and management of newsletters, blogs, basic web-design
  • Journalism
  • Computer savvy: MS-Windows; MS-Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, Outlook); Moodle; WordPress

Other skills

  • Fluent in Spanish and English (excellent grammar, spelling and vocabulary)
  • Extremely hard-working when a project or goal inspires me
  • Proactive and curious – never stop learning

On the personal side, I love working on organic vegetable gardening, biking, hiking, and building a self-sufficient and sustainable life while blogging about all these.

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