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Main Office:
1 Prince Philip Drive, PO Box 21157
St. John’s, NL A1A 5B2
Tel: (709) 579-6606     Fax: (709) 579-2655
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Career Services Site:
320 Torbay Road, Fall River Plaza, Suite 201
St. John’s, NL A1A 4E1
Tel: (709) 753-2830   Text: (709) 771-0272    Fax: (709) 579-8022

Twitter: @MurphyCentre     Facebook: @MurphyCentre

Mandate: To provide individuals with opportunities for growth through the integration of creative learning experiences designed to achieve academic, career and life goals.

Target Population: Youth and adult participants facing challenges to education and/or employment.

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • Academic Services Designed for adult participants, this program consists of two levels: Level II (equivalent to Grades 7-9) and Level III (equivalent to Grades 10-12).
    • Participants study math, science, communications, career education and general options subjects.
    • There are currently three different profiles in the ABE Program: Degree and Technical Profile, Business-Related College Profile, and General College Profile. Participants will enroll in the profile suited to their post-secondary plans and career goals.
    • Those applying to the ABE program must be at least 19 years of age.
    • For an application form, click here.
    • To view academic brochure, click here.
  • Personal Development Services include: courses, seminars and group/individual discussions on a variety of life topics such as money management, study skills, parenting, stress management, quitting smoking, drug/alcohol misuse, anger management and nutrition.
    • Personal counselling is also available on an individual basis.
    • Participants are also able to gain assistance in obtaining housing, financial, legal and health services.
  • Career Services include:
    • Community, Career and Employment Services: The main goal of this project is to provide linkages and support to community agencies and their programs. More specifically, to provide to community partners, a forum in which they may explore issues, share and create solutions related to (AES) Career and Employment programs.
    • Two Roads Career Program: A career development program inviting people with barriers to employment/education who are interested in pursuing career and/or academic goals. Clients must be 16 years of age or older and on or at risk of becoming on income support.
      • Individual career counselling is provided and will work on:
        • Career Exploration and Planning
        • Personal Development
        • Career Related Workshops
        • Employment Readiness
        • Job Search Skills
        • Work Experience
        • Potential Wage Subsidy
      • For more information, contact Sondria Browne, or Deanne Bambrick,
    • Youth Works Well: Youth Works Well allows 10 people between the ages of 18 and 30 the opportunity to participate in a career development program. Participants selected will benefit from educational, career and life-style enhancement opportunities in order to pursue a successful career plan.
      • Some of the activities and topics covered include:
        • Career Planning
        • Portfolio Development
        • Occupational Health & Safety
        • Job Search Skills
        • First Aid/CPR
        • Personal Development
        • Personality Dimensions
        • Volunteering
        • Labour Market Info
        • Stress Management
        • Computer Skills
        • Post-Secondary Tours
        • Interest and Aptitude Surveys
      • To apply, submit the Murphy Centre General Application.
      • For more information, contact Stephanie Hoskins, or Tobi Smith,

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