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Youth Employment Programs

S.C.Y.L.D. (Shaping Careers for Youth through Learning & Development)

Introducing a new youth program at the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario! Shaping Careers for Youth through Learning & Development (S.C.Y.L.D.) is an innovative way for youth to gain the valuable skills they need to find meaningful employment.

You are:

  • 15-30 years old (inclusive)
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person
  • legally entitled to work in Canada and according to provincial regulations

You get:

  • 3 weeks of employment skills training
  • 5-week paid quality employment experience
  • assistance in obtaining accredited skills training

Candidates must be able to commit to 3 weeks of virtual workshops – Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Employment Training Programs: Youth Job Connection and Youth Job Connection Summer

The Youth Job Connection Program is a great initiative to help youth learn more about their skills and abilities, by exploring their career options.

  • A year-round component, which provides intensive employment supports for youth aged 15 to 29 who are not in employment, education or training.
  • A summer component, which equips youth between 15-18 years of age with summer, part-time and after-school job opportunities. Supports include (are not limited to):
    – Pre-employment training to assist in job and career related readiness
    – Job matching and job placements
    – On the job support from our experienced Consultants

With FREE access to :

  • Computers with Internet access for career related activities
  • Faxing Services
  • Photocopying Services
  • Information Sessions
  • Community Resources
  • Apprenticeship Information

“ I just accepted an excellent offer from Tesman Inc. here in Sudbury. I had the interview yesterday afternoon and received the offer this morning! It is directly related to my field of engineering; they offered an excellent overall package with a significantly higher salary and vacation times, which I could not refuse. I would like to thank you for all of your help and guidance as it helped me a great deal in learning new skills related to job searching, interview preparation and resume editing.”
− Affan Haq, participant in the Employment Service

Ontario Employment Services Web Portal is a gateway to employment programs offered across the province in almost 900 locations (available in both English and French). Information is also available from the Ontario Employment Ontario hotline 1-800-387-5656.

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