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Youth Job Connection

Congratulations to our Latest YJC             Graduating Class!

This could be YOU!

If you are:

  • 15 to 29 years old at the time of registration in the program
  • A resident of Ontario
  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • Unemployed
  • Not participating in full-time training or education, as defined by the institution

Please Note: Individuals who are 15-18 years old must be legally excused from attending high school.

There is no cost for the program!

Youth Job Connection is an initiative available through Career Edge that is designed to help young people between the ages of 15 and 29 living in TRENTON, BELLEVILLE, NAPANEE or PICTON who face multiple barriers to employment and are employable. This program provides access to employability and employment skills development, along with education/training and work experiences. The goal is to achieve long-term employment, meaningful careers, and success in your future working lives.

An assessment is required that focuses on the suitability for this initiative which is geared to individuals requiring support to achieve success in their endeavors to obtain and maintain employment. In addition to the usual barriers facing youth who are entering the work force, some additional suitability criteria are taken into consideration. Participants who do not meet the suitability criteria for Youth Job Connection are still eligible for and will be provided services through regular Employment Services programming.

All participants must receive and commit to a minimum of 60 hours of pre-employment workshops and a placement with an employer of up to a maximum of 6 months. The goal of the program is their long term connection to the job market or transition back to full time education. Participants are paid minimum wage for attendance in the pre-employment workshops.

Employers

Employers will receive a subsidy for providing training opportunities to the participants. The amount of the subsidy will depend on the amount of training required for the job and the skill set of the participant at the time of placement.  This program has a high expectation of the level of support participants will receive.

Referring Community Partners

All potential participants who are eligible can be referred to Youth Job Connection.  Participants who do not meet the suitability criteria for Youth Job Connection are still eligible for and will be provided services through regular Employment Services programming.  Participants referred to the program will not be refused employment assistance services through Career Edge.

If you would like to refer a participant please use the referral form below. This program has a high expectation of the level of support participants will receive. We are requesting that our community partners commit to being part of the support services that the client receives and continue to provide mentoring services to these youth to ensure their success.

If you would like to read more about this initiative follow this link to:  Youth Job Connection

Youth Job Connection Referral Form

If you are interested in applying as a Job Seeker or an Employer, simply call or come to one of our LOCATIONS to find out if you are eligible for this program.

Job Seekers

Currently 180 job postings

                                        

Support / Call Center Officer

at DOT Data Systems Inc. Location: Picton, Ontario

We have a B2B Call Center opening located in Picton, Ontario that will call established businesses to gather profile data, conduct surveys and respond to incoming calls for ongoing support….

Food & beverage Servers

at County Cider Company Location: Waupoos, ON

Looking for 2  friendly, hard working individuals to join our team this fall! Position starts end of August and goes until the end of October. Beautiful outdoor work environment. Smart…

OFFICE ASSISTANT

at McGee Excavating Limited Location: Campbellford

McGee Excavating Limited located in Campbellford is seeking an Office Assistant for a Casual position for immediate employment. Job Duties: • Answer phone calls & Take customer orders • Organize…

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