By Marianne Curtis
Students on the west side of the region are being encouraged to check out the youth job center that recently opening in Niverville for the summer.
Keanan Byggdin is the new office manager of the Manitoba Youth Job Center in Niverville.
“Through us students have access to any job that they might be able to do, even some they might not think of,” explained Byggdin. “I’ve gone to the seniors of the community and there is a need for kids to do things like yard work and even vacuuming.”
The program is sponsored by Manitoba Education and Citizenship and Youth, and is in partnership with the Niverville Town Office. The program is designed to help students and youth aged 12 to 29 with their employment needs, as well as assisting employers fill vacant positions.
Byggdin invites employers of all types – business, household, farm, construction, to take advantage of the free services the Centre provides.
“Only the most qualified candidates are referred, and the employer always has the final hiring decision,” added Byggdin. “We encourage students and youth over the age of 12 to register with our office.”
On average, about 75 students use the service each summer, and many continued their jobs into the following year. As well, each year, at least 50 employers are looking to fill numerous positions, including waitresses, cashiers, child caretakers, and mechanics.
The MYJC also runs the Odd Job Squad which hosts summer events such as barbeques, strawberry picks, perogy sales, labour lotteries and car washes are held by the youth with the office manager’s supervision. This gives youth under the age of 16 a chance to make money and gain work experience.
TheNivervilleManitobaYouthJobCenteroffers services to the communities of Glenlea, Grande Pointe, Ile-des-Chenes, Landmark, Lorette, New Bothwell, Niverville, and St. Adolphe.
The Manitoba Youth Job Center in Niverville operated out of the Town of Niverville office and is open daily from 9-5.