Feds invests to help youth in Steinbach get jobs


 Provencher MP Vic Toews was on hand to personally award a $151,000 grant so that Segue Career Options in Steinbach can provide programming to assist help young people prepare for the workforce.

By Marianne Curtis

Provencher MP Vic Toews was on hand to personally announce new funding in support of youth in Steinbach. The funding is expected to help them gain the skills, knowledge and experience needed to enter and succeed in the job market.

“I am very pleased that Steinbach youth will benefit from the workshops offered through the Skills Link program,” said Toews. “Our government’s Youth Employment Strategy is helping youth develop the skills and gain the experience they need to get jobs now and prepare for the workforce of tomorrow.”

Segue Career Options is receiving over $151,000 from the Skills Link program to help 20 youth overcome barriers to employment. Skills Link is part of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES).

YES helps youth, particularly those facing barriers to employment, obtain career information, develop employment skills, find jobs and stay employed. YES includes the Skills Link and Career Focus programs and the Canada Summer Jobs initiative, which creates thousands of job opportunities for students every summer.

Debra Stockwell, Program Director, Segue Career Options was pleased with the announcement.

“Segue Career Options would like to acknowledge the Government of Canada for the Skills Link funding for our youth employment project in Steinbach,” stated Stockwell. “This funding is essential to assist youth in our community and surrounding areas to make a successful transition into employment or return to school.”

The participants in the Segue Career Options project will attend skills workshops on topics including computer use, problem solving and time management. Participants will then gain hands-on experience through work placements with local employers in fields such as retail, administration and the skilled trades.

The Government of Canada is also helping youth prepare for, find and maintain meaningful employment through enhanced online services available at Youth.gc.ca.

 

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Provencher MP Vic Toews was on hand to personally award a $151,000 grant so that Segue Career Options in Steinbach can provide programming to assist help young people prepare for the workforce.

 

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