Chance to Choose: A Youth Employment Program

Chance to Choose: A Youth Employment Program aims to help youth overcome barriers to employment through assessments, group based skills development and work experience with local employers. Participants will be paid $12.65 per hour for 30 hours per week.

Program features:


Phase 1: Paid Training (4 weeks)

- Life skills workshops

- Employability skills workshops

- Certification training: (additional certifications subject to funding)

- First Aid

- Super Host


Phase 2: Work experience with an employer (10 weeks)

- 10 weeks of paid work experience

- Touch back sessions every Friday at the office for continued training


Phase 3: 12-week follow-up

- 12 week follow-up for employment guidance and help after the program ends


Eligibility:

- Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Refugee with conferred refugee status

- Between ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive)

- Not in receipt of EI in the last five years

- Not currently working more than 20 hours per week

- Flexible schedule

- No previous participation in a skills link program

Location Upcoming Intake dates Information session Dates for Nov 5, 2018
Burnaby Nov 5, 2018 – Feb 8, 2019
Feb 11, 2019 – May 17, 2019
May 20, 2019 – Aug 23, 2019
Aug 26, 2019 – Nov 29, 2019
Tue Oct 16 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Thurs Oct 18 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Tues Oct 23rd 1:00 PM– 3:00 PM
Thurs Oct 25 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Tue Oct 30 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Thurs Nov 1 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Port Coquitlam Nov 26, 2018 – March 1, 2019
March 4, 2019 – June 7, 2019
Jun 10, 2019 – Sept 13, 2019
Sept 16, 2019 – Dec 20, 2019
Dates for Nov 26, 2018
Wed Oct 17 1:00 PM - 3:00PM
Thurs Oct 18 1:00 PM - 3:00PM
Mon Oct 22 1:00 PM - 3:00PM
Wed Oct 24 1:00 PM - 3:00PM
Mon Oct 29 1:00 PM - 3:00PM
Wed Oct 31 1:00 PM - 3:00PM
Mon Nov 5 1:00 PM - 3:00PM
Wed Nov 7 1:00 PM - 3:00PM
Wed Nov 14 1:00 PM - 3:00PM
Mon Nov 19 1:00 PM - 3:00PM
Wed Nov 21 1:00 PM - 3:00PM

For Inquiries and Questions:
Please contact us for more information

Burnaby:
604-5050 Kingsway 
Burnaby BC V5H 4C2
Tel: 604-438-7222
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Port Coquitlam:
309-2540 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam BC V3C 3W4
Tel: 604-474-3140
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