The Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre (CFEC) will have a spring 2016 intake for the new Youth Employment Services (YES) program.
The new YES program is a 15-week course that is funded by Service Canada and facilitated by the CFEC.
The program builds on the success of previous YES programs, and is designed to teach employability skills for candidates aged 15-30 who are not currently attached to Employment Insurance benefits, working full-time, or enrolled in school, and who are legally allowed to work in Canada.
The course will teach the skills the Conference Board of Canada has determined to be universally desirable by Canadian employers.
After six weeks in a classroom setting, participants will have the opportunity to experience nine weeks of on-the-job placement with local businesses, learning valuable hands-on skills.
The participants will exit the course with a step-by-step roadmap that charts their course from the present to their selected goals.
The 13 participants selected by the YES program have the opportunity to make $10.45 per hour for 30 hours per week.
Participants will be able to earn certificates for Food Safe, WHMIS, Serving it Right, and first aid.
The program will begin on May 2 and run until Aug. 12.
CFEC hopes to continue the successes of past programs, and further its engagement with community hosts, partners and supporters.
The YES program is accepting applications until April 28. Apply at the CFEC office front desk at 1-486 Birch Ave. in 100 Mile House (open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.).