For Youth ages 15-30 years of age, that are actively looking for work, not in full-time school, and are a Canadian Citizen or Permanent resident.
6 Weeks in person Facilitation
8 Weeks Work Experience
January 22, 2024
3179 Jacklin Rd #102
START Employment Skills Training Program
This program offers youth between the ages of 15-30 an opportunity to earn a wide range of certificates, build solid resumes, write effective cover letters, and attain job retention skills.
- Six weeks of in-person group facilitation
- Paid minimum wage for 30 hours a week for six weeks
- Eight weeks of work experience and possible access to a wage subsidy
- Group job search instruction, resume writing, interviewing practice and life skills development
- Provides industry-specific training certificates to enhance labour market participation
- Networking, labour market information and employment maintenance
- Other financial supports
The past six weeks have been an incredibly enjoyable and enlightening experience and I am immensely thankful to Meghan and Laura for their efforts in making the program as great as it was. It really exceeded my expectations and I absolutely feel better for it. I enjoyed myself so much that by the last week, I was actually kind of sad to see it end!
Getting to do all of the certifications was the most helpful part of the START program as well as having everything I could need covered.
The program coordinator and facilitator, Meghan and Laura, were very helpful in helping me and everyone else in the program with every step and I felt very included. They are wonderful!
I really enjoyed my time here! It helped me put a lot of things into perspective and renewed my confidence in my own skills. I learned a lot from this course and feel much better for being part of it.
Coming into the program as an older youth and a university graduate, I was initially a little unsure about how I’d fare in the program, due to feeling “overqualified,”. Yet, those anxieties faded very quickly as I felt incredibly welcome the whole time, and throughout it, I gained invaluable insights, honed my skills, and discovered new strengths which made the whole experience feel more than worth it. The free Cobs bread and food were also a nice bonus.
Meghan made an effort to make everybody feel heard, understood, and respected is incredibly significant, and I have no doubt that she made a positive impression on them all because it really means a lot. Sometimes this world can feel like it’s a dark and uncaring place, yet it is people like Meghan and Laura who put things into perspective and remind me that there is still an abundance of good in this world.
I felt that Meghan did an amazing job coordinating the program. The curriculum was very comprehensive, and the workshops were very informative, engaging, and practical.