Overview of program

  • 3 weeks of pre-employment workshops (in person or online)
  • 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

  • Work with an employment counsellor to secure 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

Now accepting applications.

John Howard Society of Niagara

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


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