Overview of program

  • 12 week program
  • 2 weeks of pre-employment workshops (in person or online)
  • 10 weeks at a job placement in an area of interest
  • Participants will receive an hourly wage for all pre- employment sessions and job placement
  • Pre-employment and life skill training is provided to prepare for and maintain job placements

Who is eligible

  • Between the ages of 15 and 30
  • Not collecting employment insurance
  • Not attending school full time
  • Having a difficult time securing employment for various reasons

Youth Will

  • Be guaranteed a work placement at an employer in their community
  • Earn money (hourly minimum wage) while gaining valuable life and work experience
  • Receive on-going support from employment counsellors throughout the program
  • Learn new skills and strategies that will make placement and future employment goals more successful
  • Receive certification training in First Aid & CPR, WHMIS, National Safe Food Handling, Service Excellence, Safe Talk and Smart Serve

Also Included

  • Additional supports are available if needed such as child care, transportation, clothing – this will be determined on an individual basis
  • Transportation to attend in person workshops can be provided

The next session begins on October 18th! Now accepting applications.

John Howard Society of Niagara

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

Please contact;
Elizabeth Garratt – egarratt@jhs-niagara.ca
Holli Cummings- hcummings@jhs-niagara.ca
Caroline Graham- cgraham@jhs-niagara.ca

Or Call 905-682-2657

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