The EMPLOY Program is a federally funded client centered employment program for youth aged 16 - 30 who face barriers to employment. Employ assists youth in attaining the broad range of skills, knowledge and work experience they need to be successful in today's job market. This award winning program offers youth the opportunity to learn how to think critically, develop emotional intelligence and gain the ability to self regulate. Youth that have the capacity to utilize these skills in the workplace demonstrate greater communication and problem solving abilities which results in them being a more effective and efficient employee.
At the conclusion of the 6 week classroom portion of Employ, youth are given the opportunity to participate in an 8 week paid work practicum with a local employer. This portion of the program is intended for the participants to develop and enhance employability and occupational skills through practical on-the-job experience. Participants will be continuously supported by a Job Coach and will receive individual employability skills training if necessary.
If you are interested in receiving more information about the Employ Program please contact:
Employ Program Coordinator
T 250 545 2215 x 215