YEC Hiring Fairs
YEC hosts an annual Hiring Fair. Employers attend the fair to recruit full-time, part-time and seasonal employees. There are hundreds of positions available in a wide variety of industries. On average, 5,000 youth attend at this event.
The Hiring Fair takes place in the Big Four Building at the Stampede grounds, in early April. Check back for details as the date draws near.
If you are an employer looking to participate, call 403-268-2490.
Jump $tart is a free program for youth ages 15-17 interested in developing their employment skills. The goal of Jump $tart is to increase self-awareness, improve employment readiness, and build confidence for job search and the workplace. The program offers workshops and guest speakers. Youth learn job search and employment skills. Check out our video for insight into the program. For more information, check out the Jump $tart page.
Score a $1000 Scholarship!
The Youth Employment Centre offers scholarships every year. To be eligible, you must be working on or have completed career planning or job search activities with an Employment Counsellor at the Youth Employment Centre.
Be prepared, start your career plan now, so you will be ready to apply when the upcoming scholarships are offered.
The 2016 scholarship details will be posted in mid-July for January 2017 pay out.
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Be a Voice for Youth
Launched in 2001, the Youth Employment Centre's Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) provides a fun and exciting opportunity for Calgary's youth to develop communication, consultation, leadership, and teamwork skills. YAC members work collaboratively with the Centre to ensure that programs and services are youth friendly. Members advise YEC on a variety of career and employment related topics, such as hiring fairs, community workshops, marketing materials, website development, and much more.
Project Protégé is a professional development mentorship program for post secondary students under age 25 enrolled in Social Work, Human Services, or Health and Physical Education at Mount Royal University and the University of Calgary.