WHAT IS IT? - A work experience program for youth to help kick start their careers.
WHO IS IT FOR? - Male and female (ages 16-29 years old). High School students. People participating in Ontario Works. People needing a job rehabilitation program. For those wanting a life changing opportunity!
WHAT IS THE PLAN? - Learn basic skills, safety practices, life skills education, on the job training, networking clients and resources, resume and portfolio.
WHEN DOES IT START? - The sessions start either in September or February, Monday to Thursday 9:00am-3:00pm.
Carpentry - Goal: To teach basic construction skills
Working with students in work-site and classroom settings. 4 high school credits upon completion of 20 weeks. Dealing with the job work behaviours and responsibilities. On the construction site safety practices. Basic academic math, eg. measuring and reading a tape measure, square, etc. Expectation of private sector construction employees. One on one sessions regarding personal employment barriers. Job search and possible on site placements. Project building. Reading drawings and measurements. Financial Literacy.
Hospitality - Goal: To teach basic meal prep and kitchen skills
Working with students in work-site and classroom settings. 4 high school credits upon completion of 20 weeks. Dealing with the job work behaviours and responsibilities. Basic academic math. Expectation of hospitality type businesses. One on One sessions regarding personal employment barriers. Job search and resume writing instructions. Food Handling Certificate. Hotel Management. Laundry Services. Food prep, cooking, serving, and dish washing. Financial Literacy.
Entrepeneur: - Goal: To teach basic skills to start a business
Characteristics of good business owners and goal setting. Business overview - types of business, which one is right for your business? Business names – how do you choose a name and legal issues. Operating Plan – what will your business make or do? Financial plan - financing your business, where will you get money from? Action plan – how to determine what you need to get your business started. Sales and Marketing plans. Designing a logo or registered trademark for your business. Taking photographs for your business. How to make business cards or brochures for your business. Networking to build your business. Basic accounting skills and balance sheets, income statement, invoicing and receipts. Using social media for your business. Contracts and what you need to know before you sign one. Human resource plan - employing others. How to handle difficult customers and maintain your reputation. How to conduct a meeting professionally.