Skill Tracks is a 16 week group program that offers structured activities in a workshop environment. Participants learn successful employment skills by identifying and practicing strategies to succeed in today’s labour market.
Skill Tracks helps youth facing barriers to employment develop a broad range of skills, knowledge, and work experience they need to participate and succeed in the job market. Skill Tracks was developed to assist youth in various circumstances, including those who are single parents, are of Aboriginal descent, have disabilities, are recent immigrants, live in rural and remote areas, or have not completed high school.
Youth are able to explore the local workforce and establish a clear path to achieve and maintain employment in various fields.
Through Skill Tracks youth benefit from a client-centered approach and ongoing support, which helps them complete activities successfully and, ultimately, find and keep a job. In turn, employers may receive financial assistance to cover costs associated with providing employment, and individualized, integrated support to youth.
To participate in Skill Tracks, youth must be:
- Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the time of intake/selection;
- Out of school;
- A Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee status has been conferred;
- Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations;
- Not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, and
- In need of assistance to overcome employment barriers
Skill Tracks Helps Participants:
- Develop an employment action plan
- Find and maintain employment
- Develop a portfolio, including cover letter and resume
- Understand workplace relations, and conflict resolution
- Research labour market trends
- Identify education and training options
For more information or to apply for the Skills Tracks program contact TRACKS Employment Services at (705) 444-1580.
This project is funded by the Government of Canada Youth Employment Strategy.