Finding it difficult to get a summer job? The Youth Job Connection- Summer Program offers pre-employment training and work opportunities to help young people build rewarding careers. Designed for high school students (15 to 18 years of age) facing challenging life circumstances and multiple barriers to employment, it assists program participants with making informed decisions about education and career. Come to the Employment + Education Centre to learn more about this government-funded summer program. One of our experienced Youth Coaches will be happy to explain how it works.
To be eligible for this summer program, you must be:
After participating in the Summer Program, school-aged youth are expected to return to high school. During the school year, individuals who are under 18 years of age may also participate in the Program part-time or during school holidays, so as not to interfere with schooling.
Employers that participate in the YJC-Summer Program receive a number of benefits from Employment Ontario. These include:
Do you want to register for the Youth Job Connection- Summer Program? One of our Youth Coaches will be happy to help determine your eligibility and discuss program expectations, stipends and other details. You can count on us to advise and advocate for you as you navigate the application, training and employment process.
Since 1985, the Employment + Education Centre has helped youth and adult workers in Leeds and Grenville find jobs and maximize their career opportunities. Whether you need assistance with career planning, education and skills training or just finding a summer job, we are here to help.