The Centre for Skills Development & Training (The Centre) was recently awarded over one million dollars in funding from the provincial government as part of their youth employment initiative. According to CAO Kathy Mills, “The funding that has been entrusted to us recognizes the need in our community to provide employment support for people under the age of thirty.”
The Youth Employment Fund can be used to subsidize wages for new hires, employee training and certification, transportation or tools for a period of 4-6 months. Employers wishing to access The Centre can discuss their needs with The Centre’s Job Developers. The funds will be available as of April 1, 2014.
“The funds are an investment in our workforce,’ said Mills. “I would encourage employers who are looking to hire or those who already have a candidate in mind, to contact us to discuss how we can support them.”
The Centre also provides free recruitment services including targeted job analysis, pre-screening and hiring support. Employers looking to access the Youth Employment Fund or any of The Centre’s services should call the office in their area:
The Centre for Skills Development & Training is a not-for-profit incorporated affiliate of the Halton District School Board with locations across Halton and in Mississauga. The Centre helps people at all stages of life get on a path to career success—from youth just starting out, to older workers who have been laid off; from newcomers to Canada who need to improve their workplace English, to people interested in the trades who need to build their technical skills; and from small business owners looking to hire staff, to large companies who need help developing and transitioning their workforce. Learn more at thecentre.on.ca.
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For further information, please contact:
Raluca Lazar, Program Coordinator
905-333-3499 x 111
Alex Fuller, Manager
Marketing and Communications