EMPLOY! Youth Employment Program
A Youth Employability Skills Training Program
Employ is a 12 week Youth Employability Skills Training Program. The first 4 weeks include 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 8 weeks, participants are supported in finding and maintaining employment. Our goal is to find suitable work that continues beyond the 12 Week Employ Program.
- July 12, 2021
- October 12, 2021
- January 10, 2022
- April 4, 2022
- July 4, 2022
- September 22, 2022
Employ Team: Angela Bushey, Josh Palmer, Angie Fisher
How We Help
Paid Classroom Time
Workshop and discussion based learning Monday through Friday 9am until 3pm for the first 4 weeks of Employ. Participants receive a balance of hard and soft skills to support them transition into the workforce.
Participants receive 1 on 1 coaching and support from Employ staff throughout the next 8 weeks while job searching and transitioning into work.
Employer Wage Reimbursement
Employers are eligible for the reimbursement of up to 210 hours at the current minimum wage.
Who is eligible for Employ?
Anyone 16-30 years old who is not in full time school with a desire to learn new skills and get a job.
How do you apply for Employ?
It starts with an informal meet and greet with friendly Employ staff who will then help you start the registration for Online Employment Services.
What can I expect from Employ?
To learn communication and critical thinking skills that will help you make better decisions and improve your overall sense of well being.
To be in a fun, supportive environment where new, exciting opportunities will be available for you.
That you will learn lots about yourself and others.
Is Employ in person or online?
We are currently running a hybrid classroom where you may participate from our building or you may participate from your home virtually.
Is Employ a paid program?
Employ participants are paid minimum wage for 30 hours per week during the 4 week workshop.
What if I don’t have interview clothes?
Employ can provide supports such as clothing, work gear, tools and much more if needed.
What certificates can I earn during Employ?
As a group Food Safe Level 1, Occupational First Aid Level 1, WHMIS, Critical Thinking, Customer Service Excellence, Google Suite, Excel Level 1 is offered.
Participants may have the ability to take individual training in: Pet First Aid, Driving Lessons, Responsible Adult, Serving it Right, Selling it Right, H2S Alive, Ground Disturbance, Confined Spaces, Forklift Training and more.
Are You Ready To Reach Higher?
About Community Futures
From our office in downtown Vernon, Community Futures North Okanagan offers employment, business and economic development services to help residents build their future and the community. We service Armstrong, Coldstream, Enderby, Grinrod, Lavington, Lumby, Mara, Spallumcheen, and Vernon.