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17th Annual Youth Hiring Fair a Success

The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (YEC) hosted its 17th annual Youth Hiring Fair on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015.

5,000 youth were in attendance to meet over 80 employers at the event, who accepted application forms, resumes, and interviewed candidates on the spot. Of the youth surveyed at the event, 95% of youth were satisfied. Of the employers that completed an on-site survey, 100% were satisfied with the event.

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Hiring Event at YEC - Careers for Students at Costco

Did you know Costco offers a Student Retention Program for post secondary students? And that they are opening a new location in Calgary this year? Costco also has a scholarship program for employees as well as a new grad program.

Come to the Youth Employment Centre at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 to learn about student job opportunities at Costco.

YEC Update - Score a $1000 Scholarship

The Youth Employment Centre's Annual Scholarship Program deadline is approaching! Youth ages 15-24 that are job searching or career planning can apply for $1000 towards their educational, training, or upgrading goals.

Click here to watch a video testimonial of 2014 scholarship recipient Grace Onwuka.

Click here to read a testimonial from 2013 scholarship recipient Moe Kamar.

The Youth Employment Centre would like to acknowledge the Calgary Winter Club and McDonald's for sponsoring sole scholarships in the amount of $1000 this year! We would also like to recognize Cemrock Concrete and Shakers Fun Centre for being Youth Scholarship Supporters by donating $500 each towards the scholarship program.

Youth ages 15-24 that are clients of the Youth Employment Centre can apply. Click here for more information about the YEC scholarships, eligibility criteria, and application forms. Application deadline is May 31, 2015.

Client Success Story

Congratulations to Jennifer Herring, who was selected as the winner of an iPad mini at our 17th annual Youth Hiring Fair. Jennifer informed us that just one week after attending the hiring fair, she had already received four job offers! Click the image below to view the video.

Employer of the Month

YMCA Calgary is a vibrant charitable organization where thousands of children, youth and adults can enjoy a variety of highly accessible programs and facilities. Creating a positive impact in the community is important to the Y; therefore, their services go beyond the gym, pool, and recreational facility. YMCA Calgary strives to adapt to community needs by delivering health and wellness programs, community outreach, Aboriginal programs, newcomer programs, day camps and overnight camps, outdoor schools, leadership development, and childcare.

With close to 800 employees and over 1230 volunteers, YMCA Calgary offers something for everyone! A number of employment opportunities are available - full time, part time, seasonal, as well as contract work. Some of the positions include: Craft Instructors, Summer Day Camp Counsellors, Camp Counsellors, Aquatic Specialty Counsellor, Leadership Counsellor, Horse Staff, and Health Centre Staff. The qualifications for each position will vary; However, many of the positions require Standard First Aid and CPR C/AED.

Be sure to check out the job postings for all qualification requirements, such as age. Due to Camping Association Standards, applicants must be 18 years of age or older at the start of their contract for both Camp Riveredge and Camp Chief Hector positions. For Summer Day Camp Counsellor positions, applicants must be 16 years of age or older at the start of their contract.

YMCA Calgary is looking for individuals who: are committed to building purposeful relationships with others, demonstrate strategic and innovative thinking, and foster a sense of positivity and wellbeing. Whether you are thinking about applying for your first summer job or looking for a career to elevate your skills, working with YMCA Calgary allows you to make a difference in your community.

Lean more about working at the YMCA here.

Or discover the many exciting opportunities at YMCA Calgary, by visiting the website

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