We are so pleased to have received 3 year funding to be able to offer this program until 2020! Sessions will run back to back all year long so we will be taking resumes on an ongoing basis. To apply, please hand deliver your resume to our office. Call 250-748-0232 for more information.
The Youth Employment Mentorship Program (YEMP) is an employment program for youth aged 15-30 years old. The 5 weeks of classroom work place training is followed by 7 weeks of paid work experience with a Cowichan Valley employer. The 7 weeks has a wage reimbursement incentive for 75% of minimum wage for 30 hours per week.
The program started in September 2014 and 98% of youth have been successful in finding work, returning to school or job searching. The Cowichan Valley employers have been super supportive of this program and we thank all of them for their mentorship and encouragement to our youth participants.