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Learn to Earn Students Start Work Experience

Our current class of youth taking the Learn 2 Earn program, a group of 14, will be starting work experience on Monday next week. Our other group of youth just started classroom based training on January 29th for 8 weeks. Way to go, everyone!

About Learn 2 Earn

In our 20-week program, participants between 15 to 30 years old develop necessary skills to prepare for employment. Students can expect the following during the course.

  • Gaining 12 weeks of work experience
  • Eight weeks of employment skills training
  • Understanding employer and employee expectations
  • Developing interview skills
  • Experiencing job tryouts
  • Developing networking skills and meeting employers
  • Crafting and dropping off resumes

After completing the program, participants leave with the following.

  • Employment close to their long-term goals
  • Confidence to apply for future jobs
  • Certificates, including:
    • Standard First Aid
    • Food Safe Level II
    • WHMIS
    • Inventory Control
    • Service Best
    • Basic Computer Skills
    • ProServe
    • OSSA Fall Protection*
    • Warehouse Essentials*
    • Fork Lift*

*Depending on employment goals

Committing to this program takes dedication, and a commitment of time and effort. Eligible students will receive a living allowance of $13.60/hour for six hours per day during their training. Students who complete the entire program and maintain their employment will receive $500 at graduation.

If you’re ready to join us in our 20–week program, reach out to our program coordinator to get started.

Chandra Sigamoney
780.423.4106
chandra@employabilities.ab.ca

Funding provided by the Government of Canada