Member of Parliament Lawrence Toet (Elmwood-Transcona), on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), announced support that will equip young Canadians in Elmwood with the skills and work experience needed to get jobs.
The Elmwood Community Resource Centre is receiving almost $250,000 from the federal Skills Link program to help youth facing barriers to employment get the skills and knowledge they need to find jobs. The Skills Link program is a part of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES), which helps youth obtain career information, develop employment skills, and find jobs.
“Young people in Elmwood-Transcona have a lot of skills and talents to offer their community,” said MP Toet. “Our Government is proud to work with organizations like the Elmwood Community Resource Centre that are connecting young people with valuable training and employment opportunities.”
Participants in the Elmwood Youth Employment Experience project will attend workshops on topics that include resume writing, computer skills and teambuilding. Participants will then gain hands on experience in sectors such as retail, hospitality, and construction through work placements with local employers.
“We are very pleased to be working with our partners, including the Government of Canada, to deliver essential programming that supports our youth in Elmwood,” said John Wiebe, ECRC Executive Director. “This employment project will provide participants with better access to the workforce and the resources and skills they need to realize their potential, build a better future, and become meaningful contributors to their community.”
For more information about the Youth Employment Strategy, please visit www.youth.gc.ca/.
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Office of Lawrence Toet M.P.
Elmwood – Transcona