VCCS Employment Services


VCCS Employment Services
March 16, 2019

I have had the pleasure of knowing Carrie Wakeford professionally for many years.  Recently VCCS Employment Services received funding from the Ontario Centre for Workforce Innovation for a research project on Older Workers and Employer hiring practices.  I could think of no one more fitting for the Interviewer role in our project than Carrie Wakeford, Wakeford & Associates.  Carrie’s employment counselling background is well suited to working with a non-profit agency such as ours and with developing and implementing interviews, surveys and focus groups with employers, job developers and older workers in our area.  Carrie’s assistance as we worked through the development of research questions and ethical considerations was greatly appreciated and she was patient with us as we maneuvered the research requirements despite the delays to our original scheduling.  I found Carrie to be both organized and professional in her approach with us and the research subjects.   She kept us informed at every step of the process and provided updates to our advisory group members. Through persistence and flexibility Carrie was able to meet all research targets within our revised timelines.  She also identified and developed online curriculum for 3 employer training courses with facilitator notes and worked with our tech advisors to imbed them into our new website.  Carrie’s report writing skills and attention to detail in documenting the research findings and her help in the development of the final report was much appreciated.  I would not hesitate to recommend Carrie Wakeford, Wakeford & Associates for your future work projects.