Tuesday, May 10, 2011

From jump rope to a jump $tart

Do you know a 15 or 16 year old that's entering the workforce? It can be a challenge finding work with no experience and no contacts. The obstacles to finding employment can be a powerful motivator for procrastination, that's why The Youth Employment Centre is launching a program called Jump $tart.

“I am really excited to be working with these 15 and 16 year olds," said Nancy Gibbons, Youth Employment Counsellor from YEC. "I feel lucky to help them gain the skills necessary to enter the workforce.” 

Jump $tart is a free, 3 week unpaid employment prep and job shadow program for 15 and 16 year olds that involves participants in workshops, training, career exploration, work place tours and a job shadowing. 

Two separate sessions of fifteen spots take place this summer; the first is July 4-22, 2011 and the second is August 8-26, 2011. The program takes place at the Youth Employment Centre - second floor, 315 10 Avenue S.E. Interested youth are asked to complete an application form, which can be found here - applications are due May 31, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. 

An information night is being held for youth and parents on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 5:30-6:30pm, 2nd floor, 315 10th Avenue S.E.

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