WHAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD EXPECT

Youth Employment Readiness Program is a 25-week, 2 phase employment program in which you will get to know yourself better, develop a personal plan, learn relevant workplace skills, and obtain work experience leading to fuller employment and/or education. ​YERP is offered in continuous intakes throughout the year - at 30 hours per week, with minimum wage stipend for training and current employer subsidy of $6720 for 16 weeks.Funded in part by the Government of Canada.

Phase No. 1: In Class Boot Camp

The first phase is nine weeks of intensive personal/career development, job search, and employment skills training in class to prepare for employment.

This intensive, "boot-camp" phase focuses 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. This phase includes production of a personal plan, based on honest self-evaluation.

You will learn basics of self-marketing/promotion; job search strategies and communications; along workplace skills such as: 

SALES, CUSTOMER SERVICE, MARKETING AND RETENTION

PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING

TEAMWORK AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS

CREDIT AND PERSONAL FINANCE

ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS AND TIME MANAGEMENT

Phase No. 2: Work Placement

The second phase is sixteen weeks of full-time work placement.

In Phase II, take part in a full-time (30 hours a week), paid work placement for four months. 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.

Learn how to not only meet expectations, but how to exceed! It's an opportunity to: 

TRY OUT A NEW CAREER DIRECTION

PROVE TO YOURSELF YOU'VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES

BUILD YOUR SKILLS AND RELATIVE EXPERIENCE

EARN TO RETURN TO SCHOOL

PROVE YOUR VALUE TO AN EMPLOYER

PUT YOUR HIGHER EDUCATION OR TRAINING TO WORK

Once you're placed, we are only a phone call or text away for support as you proceed with this exciting next chapter of your life!

905 449 6455

600 Rossland Road West, Oshawa, ON L1J 8M7

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YERP is sponsored by Interconnection Research International Ltd, funded in part by the Government of Canada.

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