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 19, 2018 – Feb 22, 2019
Feb 25, 2019 – May 31, 2019
June 3, 2019 – Sept 6, 2019
Sept 9, 2019 – Dec 13, 2019
Tue Oct 16 1:00PM – 3:00 PM
Thurs Oct 18 1:00PM – 3:00 PM
Tues Oct 23 1:00PM– 3:00 PM
Thurs Oct 25 1:00PM – 3:00 PM
Tue Oct 30 1:00PM – 3:00 PM
Thurs Nov 1 1:00PM – 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
Information session dates for Nov 26, 2018
Mon Oct 29 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wed Oct 31 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Mon Nov 5 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wed Nov 7 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Mon Nov 12 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wed Nov 14 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Mon Nov 19 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wed Nov 21 1:00 PM – 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]