Programs & Services

Youth Job Connection - Summer

Assists youth facing challenging life situations to make informed educational and career planning decisions. Youth between the ages of 15- 18 who are currently in school and returning to school in the fall and seeking summer employment. Youth interested in this program will be assessed to clarify their employment goals, develop an employment service plan with activities and services designed assist them find summer employment or part-time employment through out the school year for up to six months. Students will participate in a 20 hour paid pre-employment training component designed to improve their job readiness and life skills. Once this component is completed students will be assisted in locating paid summer employment for up to 8 weeks. In addition, students will be able to work up to 10 hours per week (evenings or weekends) for a maximum of six months through out to the school year. Students participating in the Youth Job Connection- Summer program will also have access to job postings advising them of any part-time or seasonal job opportunities and/or career exploration activities focused on longer term or future employment.

Services Available

Youth Job Connection - Summer offers the four components of employment supportsand activities each of which will be available year round. They are:

Client Service planning and coordination: which would provide students with an assessment and an individualized summer-employment development plan.

Pre-employment Training Workshops: Students must complete a minimum of 20 hours for which they are paid. These workshops prepare and improve the student’s ability to participate in the paid summer placement component of the program.

Job Matching, Placement and incentives: all students in the program will be placed in a summer job placement. Maximum duration of the summer placement is up to 8 weeks; and/or 10 hours per week while they are in school/over the school year during evenings and weekends for up to six months.

Education and Work Transitions Support: will provide students with information on part-time or seasonal employment during the school year and/or career exploration activities focused on the student’s longer term or future employment.

Who is Eligible

Services are available to Students returning to school in the fall between the ages of 15-18 with Challenging life situations who reside in Ontario. who are eligible to work in Canada Youth Job Connection – Summer (YJC-S) is part of a comprehensive and targeted suite of employment programs and services the Ontario Government has launched to more effectively help young people across a broader spectrum of needs improve their skills and find work. This includes Youth Job Connection and Youth Job Link and the existing Employment Service. Youth Job Connection - Summer was developed as part of the Ontario government’s renewed Youth Jobs Strategy, as well as our initiative to modernize and transform employment and training programs and services to improve access and provide job seekers and employers with proven, coordinated and targeted services that meet their needs.

Contact Details for:

Youth Job Connection - Summer
Please refer to locations below.
Phone: Please refer to contact information below.

This Program is Located at:

Brampton Employment Services
10 Gillingham Drive, Suite 300
Brampton, Ontario
L6X 5A5
Phone: 905.459.8855
Fax: 905-451-4321
bramptonemployment@costi.org

Caledonia Employment Services
700 Caledonia Road
Toronto, Ontario
M6B 3X7
Phone: 416.789.7925
Fax: 416.789.3499
employ@costi.org

Jane St. Hub - Satellite Location
1541 Jane Street
Toronto, Ontario
M9N 2R3
Phone: 416.645.7575
Fax: 416.645.7580

Mississauga Employment Services
6750 Winston Churchill Blvd., Unit 8A
Mississauga, Ontario
L5N 4C4
Phone: 905.567.0482
Fax: 905.567.0144
mississaugaemployment@costi.org

Vaughan Centre
3100 Rutherford Road, Suite 102
Vaughan, Ontario
L4K 4R6
Phone: 905.669.5627
Fax: 905.669.1127
vaughanemployment@costi.org

Weston Employment Services
35 King Street , Weston Square
Toronto, Ontario
M9N 3R8
Phone: 416.588.2240
Fax: 416.244.2583
westonemployment@costi.org

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