BURLINGTON, Ont. – Assisting youth in determining a career path, introducing the skilled trades, building confidence and getting a paid work experience are the hallmarks of Get In Gear (GIG) – a project funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Fund strategy and delivered by The Centre for Skills Development & Training (The Centre).
The GIG program is free and includes 10-weeks of in-class training followed by an eight-week paid work placement. Space is limited to 15 students per session.
Applications are now being accepted for the January 16, 2016 program.
Eligibility requirements for Get in Gear participants include:
- Participant age of between 17-30 years old
- Legally entitled to work in Canada
- Not attending full time school, work or training
- Not in receipt (or never have been in receipt) of Employment Insurance benefits
- Motivated to succeed
- Looking for help to overcome difficulties finding and keeping a job
Graduates of the GIG program have many options from pursuing full-time employment to undergoing formal training such as The Centre’s pre-apprenticeship skilled trades programs.
To learn more, call 905-333-3499 x182 or apply online at thecentre.on.ca to attend an upcoming information session.
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:
Alex Fuller, Manager
Marketing and Communications