Youth Employment Mentorship Program (YEMP)

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.

Next session:

Application Deadline – Dec 6, 2019
Commitment Period – Dec 30th to Mar 20, 2020

The Youth Employment Mentorship Program is aimed to help youth(15-30) gain skills and confidence to enter the working world. Through workshops and job coaching we meet you where you are and help you get to where you want to go. The first 5 weeks of the 12 week commitment, participants receive paid life/job skills training. The last 7 weeks of the 12 week commitment, participants will continue receiving support in their newly acquired position or continued job search. Employers who hire a YEMP graduate are eligible to claim a wage reimbursement  of a minimum of 50% of min. wage(12.65/hour).

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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.

The YEMP Team




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