The Youth Skills Connection program provides aid for youth to overcome barriers to employment and develop a broad range of new skills to succeed in the job market. Participants attend a 6 or 8-week paid workshop which consists of career planning, job search and employability skills topics. The workshop is a combination of in-person and on-line delivery. After the workshop, participants are placed in an 8 to 12-week paid work experience in an entry-level position in the direction of their career aspirations. The work experiences are intended to lead to full-time employment. 

Program highlights:

Paid Workshop
  • Career Planning
  • Job Search Tools: Cover Letter & Resume Writing
  • Job Search Skills: Networking & Other Skills
  • Certificates: Customer Service Micro-Credential, WHMIS, First Aid, Psychological First Aid & Others
  • Employability Skills
  • Career Coaching
Paid Work Placement

Admission Requirements

  • Youth between the ages of 18 and 30 at the time of intake
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and youth who have been granted refugee status in Canada
  • Youth legally entitled to work according to relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations
  • Youth not currently in school or working full- time

Next intake dates

  • June 19, 2023
  • August 7, 2023
  • October 2, 2023
  • December 4, 2023

This program is funded by the Government of Canada.

Youth Skills Connection

Bow Valley College - West Campus

Second Floor, 300 - 6 Avenue SE

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