armstrong certificate 2ARE YOU AN EMPLOYER WHO:

  • Has a company that is growing?
  • Is community minded?
  • Needs an extra hand to complete a project or an employee to help existing services?
  • Would like a chance to build the skills of a future employee?
  • Hires young people between the ages of 15 and 30?


The Youth Employment Mentorship Program is looking to place participants into 7 weeks of work experience and is willing to subsidize 75% of the employees wage to cover the cost of training.

Hiring one of our Youth Employment Mentorship participants could benefit you and your company as we offer:growing together kathy cert pic

  • 75% wage subsidy (based on minimum wage for up to 30 hours a week)
  • Pre-screened applicants who are matched to the specific needs of your company
  • Pre-trained applicants who have undergone 5 weeks of pre-employment skills training
  • Post-hiring supports: Life skills coaching and job coaching

For more information on this program or to learn more about hiring a person from the Youth Employment Mentorship program, please call 250-748-0232

Employer Testimonials:

gt cert photo“There is a shortage of skilled workers in the autobody industry. The Youth Employment Mentorship Program (YEMP) enabled our company to give a local youth an employment opportunity in the autobody trade to develop his skills thus helping to fill the skilled worker gap.” – Jason Stevens, General Manager of GT Collision, now Collision Craftsman
Check out this Award Winning Autobody Shop – http://www.gtcollision.ca/


seaside congrats pic dec 2014Congratulations to YEMP’s (Youth Employment Mentorship Program) first successful work placement at Seaside Computers. Gabor Horvath, Manager of Seaside had this to say about the program:
“I have an employee that was pre-screened to have the required skills / interests / qualifications for the position. As going through resumes and contacting applicants is very time consuming. The wage subsidy made the “trial period” a lot easier to bare. ” — at Seaside Computers. http://www.seaside.net/

dax sam finalA huge thank you Sam Pyefinch, Owner of Optimus Electric for mentoring Dax, a YEMP participant, who has started his career as an Electrician. Sam had this to say about the Youth Employment Mentorship Program (YEMP) –
“Dax would not have had the opportunity to gain his spot in the company if not for the YEMP program.” — at Optimus Electric, Inc.

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