To our readers: This website was established in 2008 and we wish it will help your job hunting or Write us to get a suggestion.



Government of Canada Helps Corner Brook Youth Prepare for Jobs

CORNER BROOK, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwire - Feb. 16, 2010) - Local youth who face barriers to employment are getting job-preparation training and work experience through the Government of Canada's support for an employment project. The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

"In today's environment, it is more important than ever that youth develop the skills they need to participate and succeed in the job market," said Minister MacKay. "By supporting this project, we are helping Corner Brook youth develop the skills, knowledge and work experience they need to reach their full potential."

The Humber Community YMCA will receive $94,758 in federal Skills Link funding to support its Helping Youth Prepare for Employment (HYPE) program, which will help eight youth facing employment barriers develop life and job skills to ease their transition to work or return to school.

Skills Link focuses on helping youth facing barriers to employment, such as single parents, Aboriginal youth, young persons with disabilities, recent immigrants, youth living in rural and remote areas, and youth who have dropped out of high school.

"Our YMCA is excited to once again be able to offer local youth the opportunity to participate in HYPE," said Mr. Grant Wheaton, HYPE Coordinator. "The Humber Community YMCA believes that by creating a collaborative approach to program and service delivery, we can help strengthen our community and work to ensure that necessary supports are in place to enable vulnerable youth to develop independence."

The federal government is working with the provinces and territories, community organizations and other stakeholders to provide Canadians with the training, skills and opportunities they need to get jobs and contribute to their communities.

Skills Link is part of the Government of Canada's strategy to create the best educated, most skilled and most flexible workforce in the world. The Government underscored its commitment to this strategy in Canada's Economic Action Plan. A key component of the Plan is to create more and better opportunities for Canadian workers through skills development. To learn more about Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit www.actionplan.gc.ca.

The Skills Link program is delivered by Service Canada, which provides one-stop personalized services for Government of Canada programs, services and benefits. For more information about this program, visit www.servicecanada.gc.ca, call 1 800 O-Canada or drop by your local Service Canada Centre.

This news release is available in alternative formats upon request.



BACKGROUNDER

The Humber Community YMCA is a partnership of volunteers and staff dedicated to promoting the success of individuals, families and communities, through health and wellness programs, employment assistance services and after-school child care. Between February 2, 2010, and November 20, 2010, the YMCA, through its Helping Youth Prepare for Employment (HYPE) program, will help eight youth facing employment barriers become employed or return to school. Each participant will take part in employability skills workshops focusing on life and communication skills, as well as work experience placements.

As part of the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy, the Skills Link program is one of three programs that help young Canadians, particularly those facing barriers to employment, obtain career information, develop skills, gain work experience, find good jobs and stay employed. The other two programs are Summer Work Experience and Career Focus.

Skills Link focuses on helping youth facing barriers to employment, such as single parents, Aboriginal youth, young persons with disabilities, recent immigrants, youth living in rural and remote areas, and youth who have dropped out of high school. It offers a client-centred approach based on assessing an individual's specific needs. The program supports youth in developing basic and advanced employment skills. Eligible participants between 15 and 30 years of age-who are not receiving Employment Insurance benefits-are assisted through a coordinated approach, offering longer-term supports and services that can help them find and keep a job.

For more information, please contact
Office of Minister Finley
Michelle Bakos
Press Secretary
819-994-2482

or

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Media Relations Office
819-994-5559






Career Reading