The Toronto Youth Job Corps is a paid employment program designed to connect youth to the workforce. The program is for youth who are between the ages of 16 – 29 and out of work or out of school. This program is a full-time, 6 to 24 week paid employment preparation program for youth especially those who are facing a difficult life situation or having a hard time getting a job.
The program works in two phases.
• The first five weeks is considered the pre-employment phase and youth are paid to participate. During this time, you will have access to employment readiness and pre-employment supports, plus participate in a variety of workshops that build up your employment skills; including a paint site component
• Workshops include employment readiness skills, resume and cover letter help, and career planning among other topics
• You will also receive supportive one-on-one employment counselling and a referral to phase two of the program
You will work in a paid job placement with a local employer for 6 to 24 weeks. Once you have successfully completed phase two, we will continue to help you find employment as well as skill development and/or educational opportunities. Job placements range from sales and administration to construction and the trades.
For more information, please contact Jessica Rong at 416.439.9009 ext. 255 or JRong@tropicanacommunity.org.