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Career centre launches new employment program for youth

Program provides training and paid work placement, Sault Community Career Centre says
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The Sault Community Career Centre has announced a new, free youth employment program, geared to help young people get hands-on, paid work experience.

In a news release issued today, the career centre said the program will be delivered virtually due to COVID-19.

The program starts April 19 and runs for seven weeks of training, followed by eight weeks of paid work placement.

The full release from the Sault Community Career Centre regarding the Transition to Independence Program reads as follows:

The Sault Community Career Centre is proud to announce a new free youth employment program starting Monday, April 19.

Through the Transition to Independence Program, participating youth can develop job skills and get hands-on, paid work experience with local employers.

The program will be delivered virtually during Ontario’s stay-at-home order.

Participating youth get:

  • Up to seven weeks (30 hours per week) of customized employment skills training, mental health and wellness, customer service skills, and more!
  • Free certificate training based on your needs, such as Smart Serve, First Aid, Food Handler Certificate, WHMIS, etc.
  • While in training, participants get a living expense equal to minimum wage.
  • An eight-week (30 hours per week) paid work placement with a local employer at minimum wage. Develop skills through a supportive on-the-job experience that’s based on your employment goals and abilities.
  • One-on-one coaching that’ll help you put your employment plan into action.
  • Child care and transportation offered where appropriate and required.

Program eligibility:

  • 15 – 30 years of age
  • Not enrolled in school (in-class or virtual)
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status
  • Legally entitled to work according to provincial legislation and regulations
  • Computer with camera and microphone and reliable Internet connection

To register for the Monday, April 19, start date or for more information, contact Nathan Muto at 705.759.0909 x 4254 or

For over 25 years, the Sault Community Career Centre has provided personalized services to assist job seekers, employers, and newcomers in reaching their professional goals.  You can find more information about our free services at and by following us on Facebook and Instagram.