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REES Youth Employment Project

GET ON TARGET TO THE RIGHT JOB FOR YOU!

Project Objectives

The Youth Employment Project (YEP) works to increase employability skills and assist with the transition into employment by providing FREE life-skills, pre-employment skills, computer skills and job search support to youth with physical disabilities or health conditions.

The Project is open to individuals who:

  • Are between the ages of 17-29
  • Have a self-declared physical disability or health condition (e.g: Spina Bifida, Diabetes, Arthritis, back injury, low vision, Fibromyalgia, knee injury, mobility issues...)
  • Can commit to 2 months of full-time training (30hrs/wk) and jobs
    search, followed by employment or up to 3 months of work experience
  • Are unemployed or under-employed and not receiving Employment Insurance
  • Are eligible to work in Canada

The Project offers:

  • Resume and cover letter development
  • Job search and interview skills training
  • Life skills and pre-employment preparation
  • Basic computer skills
  • A network of employer contacts and job search support
  • On-the-job training and support
  • Advice on how to talk about your disability and any required job accommodations
  • Disability awareness training for employers

The Youth Employment Project runs session in alternating months. The classes are 5 weeks in length. 

*Participant selection will be based on fit to the project criteria and the willingness to make a full commitment to the program.

For more information on the Youth Employment Project, including start dates, please contact: 

Antony Smith 
Youth Employment Project Coordinator 
p. 204.832.7337 Ext 223 
e. asmith@re-es.org

A community based project funded by the Province of Manitoba;