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Youth Advisory Committee | YEC Scholarships | Jump$tart | Project Protege | External Events
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.
Score a $1000 Scholarship!
Apply for one of four $1,000 scholarships when you start your job search or make a career plan.
Click here to watch a video testimonial of 2014 scholarship recipient Grace Onwuka.
Click here to read a testimonial from 2013 scholarship recipient Mo Kamar.
Eligibility Criteria for YEC Scholarships
- Must be a registered YEC client and working on or have completed career planning or job search activities with an employment counsellor at the Youth Employment Centre.
- Must plan to enrol in an accredited training, upgrading, apprenticeship or post-secondary program for a minimum of one semester within one year of this application.
- Must be between the ages of 15-24 years old.
- Must not have been a previous winner of the scholarship.
- Must not be related to an employee or be employed at the Youth Employment Centre.
All applications will be evaluated by a selection committee appointed by the Youth Employment Centre.
Scholarship recipients will be selected and notified in December.
Recipients will receive one cheque made payable to the educational institution selected for enrolment.
Application deadline is October 31, 2016.
Ask your Employment Counsellor for details.
Complete the online application for the YEC Scholarship.
Are you in high school?
Can't get a job because you have no experience?
Need help with your job search?
Jump $tart is a free work preparation program for high school youth interested in developing their employment skills. Jump $tart involves active learning workshops to improve employment readiness and build confidence for job search and the workplace.
A Social Insurance Number (SIN) is required for participation. If you require a SIN card, please visit www.servicecanada.gc.ca.
Tuesdays at the Village Square Branch of the Calgary Public Library
Please join us on Tuesdays from 4-5:30 pm, October 4- November 22, 2016 at the Village Square Branch, Calgary Public Library (2623 56th Street NE). Registration is required.
Want to join Jump $tart at the Village Square Library?
1) Are you able to commit to this schedule?
|1||October 4, 2016||Introduction and Résumé writing|
|2||October 11, 2016||Job Search|
|3||October 18, 2016||Interview Skills #1|
|4||October 25, 2016||How to be an Awesome Employee|
|5||November 1, 2016||Interview Skills #2|
|6||November 8, 2016||Employment Standards and Safety|
|7||November 15, 2016||Career Exploration and wrap up|
|8||November 22, 2016||Optional: guest Speaker|
2) Complete an application form
Project Protégé - Mentorship Program
What will you do after you graduate?
Are you currently enrolled in social work, human services or recreation at Mount Royal University or the University of Calgary?
Consider applying for The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre's Mentorship Program! As a participant, you will have the opportunity to interact with and utilize the expertise of a City of Calgary mentor who works in your field, make contacts, and gain hands-on knowledge and information for your potential occupation or field of interest.
Occasionally we list other job or education/training opportunities offered through partnerships we have with other organizations. Click here to check for External Events