Vitali Satanovski

Niagara

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Name: Vitali Satanovski
Organization: Niagara International Children's Society
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Title: training Director for Niagara International Children's Society
Bio:
From 2002 to 2011 Niagara International Children's Society designed and implemented number of programs in specialty finishing for vulnerable groups: 1. from 1 to 6 days workshops, funded by International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, Ontarion Painting Contractors Association and Ontario Industrial and Finishing Skills Center; 2. 4-week (160 hours) intensive courses in specialty finishing, funded by Human Resources and skills Development Canada; 3. 12-week pre-employment courses for painters & decorators, funded by Toronto Employment and Social Services and Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training; 4. 24-week pre-employment courses for painters & decorators, funded by Toronto Employment and Social Services and Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training; 5. 40-week pre-apprenticeship courses, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities; There are also gender-sencitive pre-apprenticeship programs Women in skilled Trades, funded by Ontario Women's Directorate. 6. Numerous on-the-job training workshops and courses in Health & Safety, Self-employemnt etc. We also working with stained glass, plaster decorations, artistic wood and metal.

Challenge Entries

We would like to provide skills training programs to unemployed, using training funds for restoration/conservation/rehabilitation projects, increasing capacity of historic centres and employability of un-employed at the same time. We believe that restoration projects will not only increase employment prospects of presently unemployed persons, but increase sustainability of the community as a whole, providing employment to the community members, who were not direct participants of our training programs.