Youth Job Connection Sessions Launched in Halton

If you're having a hard time finding work in Halton Region, then you're in luck and may be eligible for some assistance.

Halton Region has a Youth Job Connection (YLC) program that offers two paid training and job placement support programs. One program is for eligible youth between 15 and 29 who are not in work, school or training and are looking for full-time work. The other program is for eligible youth ages 15 to 18, currently enrolled in high school and looking for part time or summer jobs.

The Region's role at Employment Halton is to help local youth with multiple barriers to employment prepare for, find and keep suitable jobs through pre-employment training, coaching, and job placements with employers who demonstrate an intention to hire the participant after the YJC program placement ends.

There are several advantages for both the youth, as well as potential employers:

For youth, you get:

  • At least 60 hours of paid, interactive training to prepare youth for the workplace.

  • Career exploration, and gaining valuable work experience.

  • Job search support and placement.

  • Resume writing and interview practice.

  • Travel expenses and employment start-up costs.

  • Access to mentoring.

  • Workplace communication, time management and social media techniques.

  • Job maintenance skills.

  • Assistance with school and work transitions after the program ends.

For employers, you get:

  • Financial incentives to support training and initial employment costs.

  • Pre-screened youth who have completed the pre-employment training.

  • Support and mentor youth in the community.

  • Candidates who are motivated to succeed and ready to work.

The next full time YLC program is to begin in September. They require you to bring a resume, SIN card and photo ID. The next orientation sessions will take place from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on the following dates:

  • July 27

  • August 3

  • August 10

  • August 17

  • August 24

  • August 31

If you’re interested in attending this full-time program, phone 905-825-6000 ext. 2777 to register for an orientation session.

Happy job hunting!

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