Youth Employment & Self-Employment
YMCA Youth Job Connection
If you are under 30 and are having trouble finding or staying in a job, Youth Job Connection can help you change that. This program offers support and training for youth age 15-29 who are not working, not in school and not in training. It offers 60 hours of paid pre-employment workshops to learn about what employers expect on the job, how to look for work – and some of the secrets! It also includes job placement and mentorship, and help transitioning to further education or employment. Intake for this program starts every two to three weeks.
Contact Parry Sound Employment & Learning – 60 James St. 3rd floor; call 705-746-8480.
This program combines group work with a paid work experience to encourage the development of employability and occupational skills. Youth spend six weeks in a small group of approximately eight participants preparing for a paid work experience. During the six weeks, the youth brush up on their life skills and work toward removing the barriers to employment that have been preventing them from accessing the labour market. Participants also secure an individual 18-week supported work experience and ultimately learn to make the transition from supported work experience to a permanent transition into the labour market. This program is funded by Service Canada and is delivered in Barrie and Orillia.
For more information call 705-726-5572 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
YMCA Summer Company
Through this partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment & Infrastructure, this program is a great opportunity for enterprising young people who want to start and run their own summer business. The program provides hands-on business coaching and mentoring and financial support to make their Summer Company a reality.
YMCA High School Entrepreneurship Outreach Program (HSEOP)
In partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, the High School Entrepreneurship Outreach Program (HSEOP) is meant to bring exposure and awareness of entrepreneurship to high school students throughout Ontario. This is accomplished through in-class presentations and community events. The HSEOP promotes entrepreneurship as a career option and increases participation of Ontario youth in entrepreneurship programming, specifically Summer Company and Make Your Pitch.