Job board offers work experience program to youth
MH Enterprises employment services has provided a government work experience program designed to engage youth with employable skills.
The program is expected to help ease the access to funding with a wage subsidy and has minimal paperwork involved to get started.
“The program does pay mileage driving to and from work and there’s also about $300 per participant for any clothing or work related supplies that they may need,” said Darci Paarup, administrator at the M.H. Employment Enterprises office.
Participants must be 15 to 30 years old and are not currently receiving Employment Insurance (EI) as well as not attending school full time.
“If they meet those crite- ria, it is a three month wage subsidy so the federal government covers minimum wage for about 12 weeks,” said Paarup.
The program offsets the cost of training for employers, making it beneficial to both parties.
Participants learn specific skill sets designed for each employer through their work experience as well as a weekly employability class.
“With that, the employer does have to pay the mandatory employment related costs so CPP and EI,” said Paarup.
If you or someone you know is interested in the program, book an appointment at the MH Enterprises Employment services, located on the fourth floor of the Telus Building downtown.
The program is funded by the Government of Canada’s skills link program.
Darci Paarup... MH Employment Enterprises administrator