Fall into action with LIFE for Youth

  • Caledon Citizen

August 29, 2013

By Mary Falcone and Kyle Ramsay

Everyone is rubbing the relaxation of summer vacation from their eyes, readying themselves for an autumn season full of new experiences and busier schedules. Employers have said good-bye to their summer help and are looking for ways to handle the same workload with less staff.

The participants of LIFE for Youth are here to help!

A paid six-month program. Life for Youth is designed to give individuals, aged 15-30, both job and life-skills through an assortment of classroom instruction, as well as various CCS and community work placements. Participants receive supportive job coaching along with assistance to successfully discover marketable skills.

As an employer, this is a perfect opportunity for you to mentor a local youth, share your wisdom and experience while moulding a young mind into the “perfect” employee. As an employer, not only do you receive:

• 10 weeks of additional staff for the extra help you need
• The opportunity to meet candidates for current/future staff requirements
• A time savings of hours off your interviewing process,

You make a difference to your bottom line and your community!

We are grateful to all the current Caledon employers who have contributed to our program’s success to date. Of last year’s 48 LIFE for Youth participants. 31 of them are employed while another six returned to school.

Following in the footsteps of our previous successful participants, we have another 24 youth preparing for their community-based placements and very eager to gain experience in a work environment of interest. Placements can vary from retail, restaurant. office work, animal grooming, recreational to general labour.

If you arc interested in mentoring a youth this fall while helping grow a healthy, skilful community, please contact Mary Falcone

905-584-2300 ext. 232

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