Workshop helps youth make important decisions
What to do after high school is one of the most important decisions young people will make. Youth from the Trinity Conception region gathered in Carbonear late last month for a workshop designed to help guide them on the right career path. They also learned about the post-secondary training they need to prepare themselves for the workforce.
“ It’s’ the most important decision you’re going to make,” Megan Forward told 17 young people gathered around the boardroom table at Mariner Resource Opportunities Network in Carbonear Aug. 26. They had turned out for a back to school workshop designed to help young people ages 15-30 from the Trinity Conception region decide on a career and the right path towards it.
“ There is so much out there for you,” said Forward, a Youth Employment Counsellor with the Baccalieu Trail Youth Employment Centre (BTYEC).
Forward was one of nine speakers from seven different government agencies and educational institutions who spent the afternoon telling the young people what is out there to help guide them on their career path.
The BTYEC, an initiative of Mariner Resource Opportunities Network Inc. ( MRON Inc.) hosted the event called, Deciding on a Career - Back to School Workshop.
The three-hour workshop focused on informing youth about the various programs, services, and resources available to help them in deciding on a career and the training programs they need to set them on the right course towards their career goals.
Presenters spent the afternoon talking about college programs, funding options, online services, employment programs, and career decision-making tools.
The presenters who took part and the groups they represented were:
John Kennedy and Debbie Mercer, Department Of Human Resources, Labour and Employment;
Robyn Harris, College of the North Atlantic;
Wanette Sharpe, Community Youth Coordinator, Community Business Development Corporation;
Ian Wright, Eastern School District (Western Region);
Helen Banton and Barbara Ann Lundrigan, Employment Assistance Services (E.A.S.)
Kim McNeil, Student Financial Services (student aid) Department Of Education
And Megan Forward, Youth Employment Counsellor, Baccalieu Trail Youth Employment Centre.
For more information on the Baccalieu Trail Youth Employment Centre you can call ( 709) 596-3700; fax: ( 709) 596-4473; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; visit our website: http://www.btyec.ca Or drop by their office at 22 Goff Avenue, Carbonear.
Seventeen young people from the Trinity Conception region gathered around the board room table at Mariner Resource Opportunities Network Inc. Aug. 26. They came to hear about all the programs and services that are out there to help young people choose a career and the post-secondary training they need to help prepare themselves for the workforce.