YEMP Participants

Does this sound familiar?

I can’t get a job because I have no experience!

I can’t get experience because I don’t have a job!


kevin original sizeEmployees from the YEMP program gained these things from their paid work experience:

  1. Driving practice for their “N” test –stepping stone toward their driver’s license
  2. Apprenticeship hours – earning hours towards 1st year apprenticeship requirements
  3. Increased confidence – to work in new environments with new people
  4. New skills – from electrical, to janitorial, to computer programs, to retail, to cooking.
  5. Excellent work references – to add to their resume for their next job
  6. Leadership skills – training others
  7. Cooking skills – learning new ways to prepare food
  8. Communication skills – working with a team to accomplish a task
  9. Customer Service skills – working in retail, restaurant and service industries
  10. Safety skills – using safety harnesses and proper ladder use

I am very thankful for this program, it has made a huge difference in confidence in myself and my children’s future. I am proud that I took this program, and that although it was difficult I had each of you for support. I can’t explain how much it means to me and my family that I now have the knowledge and new-found confidence to keep pushing forward.

~~YEMP participant, mother of 3

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