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
- 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 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