Employ is a 10 week Youth Employability Skills Training Program. The first 4 weeks includes paid training which consists of a discussion-based workshop during which you will earn a variety of certificates and learn valuable skills for the workplace. During the following 6 weeks participants are supported in finding and maintaining employment. Our goal is to find suitable work that continues beyond the 10 Week Employ Program.
Start Dates: October 15th, 2018 | Jan 8th 2019
What you can expect:
- A warm, welcoming environment
- Friendly and supportive staff
- Paid Training while improving Employment/Life Skills
- Interview and Communication Skills Development
- Ongoing Job Coach Support
- Certificates in First Aid, Customer Service and Essential Computer Skills
- Employment & Networking Opportunities
After the Employ workshop, in-depth one-to-one support is available
to find job leads, self-market to North Okanagan employers and receive on-the-job coaching to help you be successful!
Syeana Shares Her Story
“Within the week that I saw my case manager at Community Futures, we were browsing through different jobs that I would like to do. I looked at the job postings and saw one for an oil technician and I jumped on that.
I always knew I wanted to be an auto technician, I just wasn’t sure how I could go about getting an entry level job. Once I went to EMPLOY!, my eyes were opened to what jobs there were.” – Sara
I’ve learned the importance of body language and portraying a positive attitude to be successful in both interviews and as a future employee, and had the chance to earn a great variety of certifications that are highly valued to employers. My verbal skills were also vastly improved – I have no more issue with walking up to potential employers to engage them in professional communication. – Anne M