Successful careers are built on skills that get you and keep you hired. The YEP program kicks off by delivering skill instruction from staff and community experts that meets the needs of today’s workplace.
Seven Weeks – Skill Instruction:
In the first seven weeks, you will have a chance to learn from professors, tradesmen, business people and instructors. We will tackle many topics including:
Job Search Skills: Resume Preparation, Interviews, Telephone Skills, Networking
Career Success: Planning, Researching, Goal Setting, Networking and Taking Initiative
Smart Resource Management: Money (Spending, Saving and Investing), Time Management and Building your Network
Succeeding with People: Professionalism, Ethics, Empathy, Communication, Dealing with Difficult People and other Soft Skills
Technical Skills and Certifications: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Typing, First Aid and Mental Health First Aid
Nine Weeks of Paid Job Placement:
Past participants have found paid internships in Construction, RV Mechanics, Industry, Self Employment, Child Care, Information Technology, Hotels, Media, Personal Health Care, Emergency Medical Services, Insurance Services and other diverse opportunities. Employers in Taber, Enchant, Vauxhall, Lethbridge and Coaldale have found room for YEP participants who were keen to advance professionally.