In efforts to build on feedback received at the initial DC MOVES meeting specific to the sharing of local programs or agency initiatives, the following communication is being shared with you.
This initiative by Georgian College - Career and Employment Community Services may not directly relate to your agency's work, but as we know, knowing what initiatives are being offered may help in gaining a better understanding of community needs and approaches to address those needs. We know youth employment has been identified as an issue in many municipalities and regions.
Please stay tuned for future DC MOVES email blasts that will support work being undertaken in Dufferin County.
Dufferin County and HCIA
Youth Job Connection: Summer
We are excited to announce our new program, Youth Job Connection Summer. Youth Job Connection Summer provides summer, part-time and after school job opportunities to high school students, aged 15-18, who may need support transitioning between school and work.
As part of Youth Job Connection Summer (YJCS), participants will get paid for 20 hours of pre-employment support. Following pre-employment, participants will be connected with an employer for a summer job and receive supports to make sure their employment experience is a success.
The pre-employment portion will consist of 10 hours of scheduled workshops as well as 10 hours of individualized work with the student to ensure their needs are met. Workshops will be conducted Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 4:00-6:30pm. Students will be required to attend 4 scheduled workshops.
To kick off the program, we are hosting an information and intake session on Tuesday May 10 from 3:30-5:00pm at the Edelbrock Centre, Georgian Suite. It is mandatory that interested students attend the intake session to be considered for the program. Students are welcome to bring a friend and there will be pizza.
If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about the program, please feel free to contact Anne Coulter at Georgian Career and Employment Community Services at 519-942-9986 ext. 5614.
Brenda F. Burman
Manager, Career and Employment Services