The event, which was organized by volunteers from Moncton Cares and led by professional photographer Ala Fayad, saw over 80 immigrant individuals participate and receive high-quality headshot photographs to assist with their career advancement.
Access to professional headshots is an important aspect of career development, as it can help individuals stand out in the job market and ultimately land their dream jobs. This is especially true for newcomers, who may not have the same opportunities or networks as those who have lived in the community for a longer period of time.
The workshop provided participants with the opportunity to improve their professional image and gain valuable networking connections. Not only did they receive professionally taken photographs, but they also received advice from Fayad on how to present themselves in the photographs for their professional needs.
Fayad, himself a newcomer and freelance photographer, brought a unique perspective to the event. He understands the challenges that newcomers face when trying to establish themselves in a new community and was able to provide valuable insights to the participants.
In addition to the photoshoot workshop, Moncton Cares also recently launched a mobile application that newcomers can download and access information and resources related to the settlement process and life in Moncton. The application, which is available for free download on both Android and iOS platforms, is another way that Moncton Cares is working to support the integration of newcomers in the community.
The mobile application includes a wide range of information such as job opportunities, housing options, education and training programs, and community resources. It also includes information about cultural and recreational activities, as well as important contact information for various government and community organizations.
Moncton Cares is committed to providing services and resources that promote social and economic inclusion, and the mobile application is just one example of the organization’s efforts to make Moncton a welcoming and inclusive place for all.
In conclusion, the professional headshot photoshoot workshop, organized by Moncton Cares and led by professional photographer Ala Fayad, was a huge success. The event provided over 80 immigrant individuals with the opportunity to improve their professional image and gain valuable networking connections. Moncton Cares also recently launched a mobile application that newcomers can download and access information and resources related to the settlement process and life in Moncton. Moncton Cares continues to work towards its mission of making Moncton a welcoming and inclusive place for all.