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
  • Entry Level Positions
  • 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
LocationUpcoming Intake datesInformation session dates
BurnabyJune 3, 2019 – Sept 6, 2019
Sept 9, 2019 – Dec 13, 2019
Thurs May 2nd 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Tues May 7th 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Thurs May 9th 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Tues May 14th 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Thurs May 16th 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Tues May 21st 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Thurs May 23rd 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Port CoquitlamMarch 4, 2019 – June 7 2019
Jun 10, 2019 – Sept 13 2019
Sept 16, 2019 – Dec 20 2019
Information session dates
Wed May 01 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Mon May 06 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wed May 08 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Mon May 13 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wed May 15 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wed May 22 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Mon May 27 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wed May 29 1:00 PM _ 3:00 PM
Mon June 03 1:00PM _ 3:00 PM
Wed June 05 1:00PM _ 3:00 PM

For Inquiries and Questions:

Please contact us for more information
Burnaby:
604-5050 Kingsway
Burnaby BC V5H 4C2
Tel: 604-438-7222
Email: [email protected]
Port Coquitlam:
309-2540 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam BC V3C 3W4
Tel: 604-474-3140
Email: [email protected]