About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to help youth overcome barriers to employment by developing employability skills and using those skills to create a foundation for career success.

Nice mission but what does it mean?

We host a 19-week program that offers two assists, in the first section we focus on developing Work Place Skills and the second section of the program is a Job Placement, which means we help you find a job in Taber or even in Lethbridge.

Participants are paid for the duration of the 16-week program.

Paid to Develop Skills?

The Government of Canada provides funding to run Taber’s Youth Employment Program and Taber and District Community Adult Learning Association manages the program.

Funding includes a wage for all participants for the entire 16-week program so that you can develop the skills you need to get and keep a job.


YEP invites speakers such as businesspeople, post-secondary researchers, and public service leaders to pass on their extensive knowledge to our participants. We also boast a quality staff and assistance from local employers and venues including Lethbridge and Medicine Hat College.

We are very fortunate to benefit from the expertise of accomplished professionals such as:

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Freddie is an award-winning public speaking champion as well as a Certified Career Development Professional and a member of the Retirement Planning Association of Canada. She guides participants through True Colors training and an empowering session on Public Speaking.

Amanda Lawrence

Amanda Lawrence is the Youth Services Coordinator with FCSS and administers the Myers Briggs Type Indicator helping participants identify personal preferences and strengths. She also administers the V.A.R,K, learning styles assessment and teaches courses on Anxiety and, “The Cause and Effect of Good Decision Making.”

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Dr. Robbin Gibb received her PhD in 2004 from the University of Lethbridge.  In July 2004 she accepted a faculty position in the Department of Neuroscience at the U of L. Her research is focused on elucidating the mechanisms underlying the influence of early experience in shaping the developing brain.

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Lynda Kavanagh is the Chief Executive Officer of WOW Communications, a company dedicated to positive workplace interaction and relations.  She is a keynote and session speaker on multiple topics including “Digital Etiquette” and “Dealing with Difficult People”.

Seven Edge Success – Founder Ernie J. Wouters

The Seven Edge Success program has developed over the past twenty five years. Foundational to Life – Wellness and Leadership is the Seven Edge Strategy! We believe that Success is a by product of the Right Leader + The Right Strategy = Right Results! 

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Lethbridge College has always been a boon to our community.  They welcome the participants of the YEP program each session and teach us about professional training in Health Care, Trades, Information Technology and Business to name just a few themes in a vast array of options.

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Each session of YEP is allowed access to Medicine Hat
College and to Landon’s knowledge and experience (no small thing).  We explore great programs like Nursing, Visual  Communications, Power Engineering and Engineering Technologies through their Built Environment Engineering Technology (BEET) program along with many others.

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