Youth Job Connection - Summer
Youth Job Connection: Summer (YJCS) is the second component of the new Youth Job Connection (YJC) program, which launched in October, 2015 to provide youth experiencing multiple and/or complex barriers to employment with more intensive employment supports beyond traditional job search and placement opportunities.
YJCS will provide summer, part-time and after-school job opportunities for high school students, aged 15 to 18, who are facing challenging life circumstances and may need support transitioning between school and work.
YJCS will complement the year-round component of YJC, which is aimed at youth aged 15 to 29 who are not in employment, education or training and are experiencing multiple barriers to employment.
Like the year-round component, YJCS will offer more intensive supports tailored to meet individual needs. These include paid pre-employment training, paid job placements and education and work transitions support.
While YJCS placements are expected to take place during the summer months, service providers can help eligible youth with part-time placements outside of school hours during the school year.
YJCS is now available at over 130 existing YJC service delivery sites across the province.
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Youth Job Connection: Summer
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