Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I am Preet. Want to talk about life, philosophy, northern lights, conspiracy theories, have random unanswered questions about anything and everything or want to play foosball? I am your go to person. I like to consider myself as a positive, fun-loving person, who laughs at every silly thing. One of my secret missions in life is to try every single ice-cream flavour that exists out there. Yes, ignorance is bliss when it comes to counting those calories. I am eager to learn and upskill, recently I learnt how to pick locks when I was locked out of my bathroom. All I am saying is that, watch out for me!
How did you first learn about Skills for Change?
As a newcomer in Canada, I attended various networking events and that is where I bumped into Tenzin. She connected me with Rosaline, our Mentoring Coach, who then connected me to Iman. Soon after I registered for the employment workshops. It has been quite a journey from being a client, to volunteering and now working here. I’ve enjoyed every bit of it so far.
What do you do at Skills for Change?
I am currently working as an Employment Specialist wherein I facilitate employment workshops for newcomers and assist them with their employment needs. I use a people-centric approach which allows me to customise the program and deliver focussed consultation after assessing their needs. The focus has always been to identify their advantages as an immigrant and how their skills and international experience can add value to businesses. bring that out in their resumes, interviews and to build their confidence.
What do you like doing outside of work/on your days off?
Outside of work, I love dancing, cooking, watching movies, documentaries, yoga, meditation. I recently discovered this podcast called the Knowledge Project which I absolutely love. Apart from that, I enjoy exploring electronic music and have recently taken a liking to K-pop. I am a Chakra Healer and Theta Healing practitioner, and on weekends, I pursue meditation and mindfulness.
What is the favourite part about working for Skills for Change?
The people that make Skills for Change. My team! We’ve been working remotely for almost two months now and I primarily miss the lunch hour conversations, discussions around food, politics, films, culture, etc. In general the SFC culture is open and accepting of innovation, which gives us an opportunity to be creative in designing and delivering the programs.