- 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.
- 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
“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/
Congratulations 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/
A 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.