Youth Are Working

Once or twice a year, we put off our Youth Are Working program. This program gives youth ages 18-30 the opportunity to take in five weeks of training, followed by a minimum of 20 weeks of employment.

The participants in this program are ready and able to work, but may have limited job experience or are looking for an opportunity for gainful employment. That is the only pre-requisite for taking part.

Employers in this program give youth 20 weeks of employment with a minimum of 32 hours a week. In exchange, we offer a Service Canada Youth grant worth 50% of the wage of the employee’s worked hours. The grant is based off the current minimum wage ($12.15 as of October 2020).

The participants undergo five weeks of training prior to beginning their work experience.

Emergency First Aid with CPR Level C
Respectful Workplace Training
Resume Building
WHMIS Certificate
Job Interview Training
Communication
Job Search Strategies
Occupational Health & Safety Committee Certificate
Financial Management
Team building
Service Best Customer Service Training from Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador
and much more

The program is always looking for new training opportunities and we are happy to provide our youth with any training they will benefit from in the workplace.

For more information please contact our Employment Facilitators:

Christopher Pickard at (709) 330-7556| christopherpickard@waypointsnl.ca

Melissa Jenkins at(709) 725-0921 | melissajenkins@waypointsnl.ca

Or email us at youthemployment@waypointsnl.ca.

For more information please contact our Employment Facilitators:

Christopher Pickard at (709) 330-7556| christopherpickard@waypointsnl.ca

Melissa Jenkins at(709) 725-0921 | melissajenkins@waypointsnl.ca

Or email us at youthemployment@waypointsnl.ca.