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Free youth employment program starts soon

Through the Transition to Independence Program, people between the ages of 15-30 get job skills and hands-on paid work experience with local employers
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The Sault Community Career Centre is now accepting applications to be in its free youth employment program. Photo supplied

The Sault Community Career Centre is now accepting applications to be in its free youth employment program. 

Through the Transition to Independence Program, people between the ages of 15-30 get job skills and hands-on paid work experience with local employers. While in training, youth also get a living expense equal to minimum wage. 

The next program session starts Feb. 13.  Participant applications are being accepted until Feb. 9 at 4:30 pm. Space is limited.   

Youth Get:

  •  A living expense equal to minimum wage while in training.
  • Up to seven weeks (30 hours per week) of customized employment skills training, mental health and wellness support, customer service skills, and more
  • Free certificate training based on your needs, such as Smart Serve, First Aid, Food Handler Certificate, WHMIS, etc.
  • An eight-week (30 hours per week) paid work placement with a local employer at minimum wage to develop skills through a supportive on-the-job experience based on your employment goals and abilities.
  • One-on-one coaching to put your employment plan into action.
  • Childcare and transportation are available where appropriate and required.

 Eligibility:

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

For more information or to register, visit here or contact Nathan Muto, Program Coordinator, at Nathan.Muto@saultcareercentre.ca or 705-759-0909 extension 4254.

For over 30 years, the Sault Community Career Centre has provided free personalized services to assist job seekers, employers, and newcomers in reaching their professional goals. You can find more information about our free services at www.saultcareercentre.ca and by following us on Facebook and Instagram

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