Youth Job Connection STARTS TODAY

  • 10/16/2017
  • Career Edge 81 Dundas Street West Trenton, ON


Youth Job Connection is an initiative available through Career Edge that is designed to help young people between the ages of 15 and 29 living in Trenton, Belleville, Napanee or Picton who face multiple barriers to employment and are employable. This program provides access to employability and employment skills development, along with education/training and work experiences. The goal is to achieve long-term employment, meaningful careers, and success in your future working lives.

Youth Job Connection is targeted to individuals who are out of school and unemployed.

Eligibility criteria:

15 to 29 years old at the time of registration in the program
A resident of Ontario
Eligible to work in Canada
Not participating in full-time training or education, as defined by the institution

Please Note: Individuals who are 15-18 years old must be legally excused from attending high school.

There is no cost for this program. An assessment is required that focuses on the suitability for this initiative which is geared to individuals requiring support to achieve success in their endeavors to obtain and maintain employment. In addition to the usual barriers facing youth who are entering the work force, some additional suitability criteria are taken into consideration. Participants who do not meet the suitability criteria for Youth Job Connection are still eligible for and will be provided services through regular Employment Services programming.

Program Components are:

Client service planning and coordination
Pre-employment services
Job matching, placement and incentives
Education and work transition support

All participants must receive and commit to a minimum of 60 hours of pre-employment workshops and a placement with an employer of up to a maximum of 6 months. The goal of the program is their long term connection to the job market or transition back to full time education. Participants are paid minimum wage for attendance in the pre-employment workshops.

Please inquire by contacting:

Vivian @ Career Edge, Trenton/Belleville 613-392-9157 x 360 or @ Career Edge, Picton/Napanee 613-476-6456 x 655 (Napanee and Picton session information also available) or by emailing your contact information and your details with regard to eligibility to

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