Thursday, September 13, 2012

Jump $tart your future

The Youth Employment Centre’s Jump$tart program is a free work preparation program for 15 and 16 year olds looking to develop their employment skills and gain experience. The program involves active learning workshops and guest speakers to improve employment readiness and build confidence for job search and the workplace.

 “Jump $tart is a fun, educating program that teaches youth many things about jobs and job searching techniques. Resume writing and interview practice are two of the most helpful things I’ve learned during the program,” says William Luo, summer 2012 Jump $tart participant.

Program benefits:
  • Experience for resume
  • Develop job search and resume writing skills
  • Meet new people
  • Opportunity to work with employment counsellor
  • Introduction to career exploration
  • Access to resources and services available at the Youth Employment Centre
This fall, Jump $tart will be offered at the Shawnessy Branch, Calgary Public Library (333 Shawville Blvd. S.E.). Participants must be in attendance every Friday from 3 – 5 p.m., September 28 – December 24, excluding November 9.

To apply for Jump $tart:
  1. Complete an application form (available in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word document; download here). 
  2. Submit application to the information desk at the Shawnessy Branch, Calgary Public Library (333 Shawville Blvd. S.E.) 
  3. Please apply early; limited spots available.
A Social Insurance Number (SIN) is required for participation. If you require a SIN card, please visit

For more information, call 403-268-2781 or e-mail

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