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Contact Information
Office Phone 506-735-2677
Fax 506-735-2527
E-Mail dpetlinfo@gnb.ca
Website www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/contacts/dept_renderer.145.8603.12503.3169.4874.html
Primary Contact Diane Levesque, Employment and T.E.S.S. Coordinator, Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour; Phone: * 506-735-2225; Email: diane.l.levesque@gnb.ca
Mailing Address c/o Carrefour Assomption 
PO Box 5001 
Room 308 
Edmunston, NB E3V 3L3
Description & Services
Cross Reference Edmundston Region ; TESS
Description of service(s) Provided as part of the Employment Services Program, Training and Employment Support Services (TESS) is directed towards individuals with physical, intellectual, psychiatric or cognitive disabilities. The purpose of these services is to offer training and employment support options to persons with permanent or long-term disabilities who need to develop marketable skills in order to assist them to enter the labour force. These services are provided in full collaboration with the person with a disability in accordance with his/her needs and capabilities.  
 
By its nature, the process is time-limited in that provision of goods and services is aimed at attaining self-sufficiency. Therefore, TESS is limited to the concept of enabling persons with disabilities to either obtain employment or resume employment when it has been interrupted. The intent is designed to reduce or remove, to the fullest extent possible, the effects of a disability, which limits a person's potential to achieve a job. 
 
It is not the intention of TESS to support training activities for individuals who already have marketable skills to enter the labour force, nor is it the intention of TESS to place persons with disabilities in a preferred position to that of the nondisabled. Rather, the purpose is to lessen the barriers a person with disabilities faces so that he/she may be as competitive as the non-disabled population when competing for employment. It should be noted that any individual with a disability, whether or not they are receiving income support benefits, could be eligible for services under TESS.
Areas Served Edmunston
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up
Application A participant must:  
 
- be a resident of New Brunswick or a First Nation Community in New Brunswick;  
- be 18 years of age or a high school graduate who is 17 years of age;  
- have a permanent or long-term physical, intellectual, psychiatric or cognitive disability;  
- have an Employment Action Plan.
Languages French
Fees None
Location information
Located In Community Edmunston
Address & Map
Carrefour Assomption
121 de l'Église St, Suite 308
Edmundston, NB E3V 3L3
 
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Accessibility Fully Accessible ; ***Note that accessibility is self-reported. Please contact the organization before arrival***
Other Details
Service Level (30) Provincial Government
Subjects
Service Categories Comprehensive Job Assistance Centres ~ Physical Disabilities ; Developmental Disabilities ; Multiple Disabilities ; Physical Disabilities ; Physical Disabilities ~ Employment Counsellors

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