by Gloria Welton
Lawrence Wong moved to Summerside, PEI from Hong Kong with his wife and family in February 2021. In August, his new business called Co-work Co-win Training Centre Limited celebrated its grand opening.
The company offers help to individuals interested in self-employment or employment opportunities. Services includes co-working space rental, event venue rental, and job placement.
“There will be an affordable membership fee for clients using our co-working space,” says Lawrence. “Client members can work at the co-working space to re-establish their abilities and confidence levels, to showcase their craftsmanship and do business with their customers, and take some training courses.
“For those looking for help with job search we can provide pre-employment training such as interview preparation and basic social media skills training. We will actively contact businesses on PEI and talk with them about job openings and help match job seekers with employers.”
Lawrence is partnering with community agencies to offer job search support for individuals such as youth, single parents, people with disabilities, seniors, or those dealing with special needs such as autism and ADHD. “We want to meet with each person who is looking for work to understand their abilities, interests, and expectations.”
Cindy Gallant has been hired to work as an administrator with the company. “She is a very caring person and realizes how our company can help people making employment plans,” says Lawrence. “It is a pleasure to have her on staff.”