WHAT TO EXPECT
In the first 9-weeks, you will take part in daily learning activities and work assignments to complete a Personal Success Plan. Through these activities and assignments you will identify personal strengths and weaknesses; research and develop an effective, measurable plan to achieve career or educational goals; and learn personal and interpersonal skills and attitudes needed to succeed at work or school. You will also take part in and apply yourself to job search and networking activities that are learned in the program to find a quality work experience, all while supported by the Job Developer during these activities.
Every effort will be made to help you achieve a 16-week placement in an area that will offer relevant, career-of-choice related experience, and/or the opportunity to develop specific skills and aptitudes relevant to your stated goals and objectives in the personal success plan. On your behalf we reimburse your wages up to $7200, increasing your employment opportunities.
Group Based Skills Training
During the first 9 weeks participants take part in intensive personal/career development, job search, and employment skills training and activities.
Sessions focus on individuals within a team context with guidance/coaching by facilitators. Participants will learn about themselves - strengths and weaknesses - to overcome weaknesses and capitalize on strengths for lasting employment and/or further education. Real change is only possible through honest personal assessment and goal setting. In addition, you will meet with the Job Developer to focus not only on your personal development and challenges, but also on finding, negotiating, and setting up employment opportunities for full-time (30+ hours a week) work experience.
You will learn the basics of self-marketing/promotion; job search strategies and communications; along workplace skills such as:
PERFECTING RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS
TEAMWORK, CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND
CREDIT AND PERSONAL FINANCE
INDIVIDUAL FOCUSED JOB SEARCH
HR SPECIALIST HELD INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES
S.M.A.R.T GOAL SETTING
CAREER EXPLORATION ACTIVITES
MENTAL HEALTH COACHING
ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS AND TIME MANAGEMENT
QUALITY WORK EXPERIENCE
16 weeks of full-time work placement.
After the first 9- weeks, you will transition into a full-time, paid work placement for a minimum of 30 hours a week over 16-weeks. You will learn how to thrive and succeed at work with coaching and support from YERP program staff, based on your personal success plan and established goals. It's a chance to prove how indispensable you are to the employer through hard work, attention to detail, organizational and communications skills.