Annual Programs/Events


YEC Hiring Fairs

YEC hosts annual hiring fairs. Employers attend the fairs to recruit full-time, part-time and seasonal employees. There are hundreds of positions available in a wide variety of industries.

If you are an employer looking to participate, call 403-268-2490.

2014 Youth Hiring Fair Information


Jump $tart - Summer

Jump $tart is a free program for 15 and 16 year olds 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 takes place in July and August, and through workshops, guest speakers, workplace tours and a 25 hour work exploration with a local employer youth learn job search and employment skills. Jump $tart will be offered on-site at the Youth Employment Centre.Check out our video or the Jump $tart blog for insight into the program. For more information, call 403-268-2490 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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.


Discovering Your Opportunities

Discovering Your Opportunities is a paid 5 week career and life planning program for young mothers aged 15-19. The program takes place in July and August and along with life skills modules, participants learn job search skills and complete a work experience based on their interests. High school credits can be obtained during this program. Discovering Your Opportunities is supported through a partnership between the Youth Employment Centre, Calgary Board of Education Louise Dean Centre, Catholic Family Services and local employers. For more information contact Christina David at 403-268-5747 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Born to Be

“Born to Be” is a full time, 21 week program focused on increasing living skills, employment readiness and providing valuable mentorship opportunities for 10 urban Aboriginal youth.

The program is divided into two, 10 week modules focusing on life skills development, increasing personal adaptability, career & employment preparation (including financial literacy), cultural & community activities as well as a mentorship component within a real work place environment. There is also a 1 week job transition component at the end of the program.

The intended goal, at the end of the program, is for participants to be closer to independence by developing an achievable action plan to enter/return to the workforce or school as well as an increased natural support system within the community they live.

The 2013 sessions are over. Call Sherri Kellock, Aboriginal Youth Outreach Worker, at (403) 268-5463 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information about future sessions.


Project Protégé

Project Protégé is a mentorship program for post secondary students in the Bachelor of Arts in Human Services program at Rocky Mountain College, Physical Education and Recreation Studies students at Mount Royal University and Bachelor of Social Work Students from the University of Calgary. Students involved in the project are connected with a mentor working in the Community Neighbourhood Services division of the City of Calgary. The project occurs during the post secondary school year and students have to apply to the program. Check out the Project Protégé blog for insight into the project, or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 
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