Are you 15 or 16 years old?
Can't get a job because you have no experience?
Available for 3 weeks this summer?

Jump $tart your summer AND your future!

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 involves workshops, guest speakers, workplace tours and an optional 25-hour work exploration opportunity.

Jump $tart will run from July 7-24, 2014. If interested in the optional work exploration, youth would continue until August 1st, 2014. The program will be at the Youth Employment Centre (YEC), Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 3:30pm.

Want to join Jump $tart?

  1. Are you 15 and 16 years old? (must be 15 by the first day)
  2. Complete an application form (download here) and submit by June 10, 2014 at 4pm
  3. Attend one of the following information nights OR schedule a private meeting
    • May 22, 2014
    • May 27, 2014
    • June 5, 2014

All information nights are:

  • 5:30-6:30pm
  • At The Youth Employment Centre (2nd floor, 315 10th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB)
  • Please sign-up by calling 403-268-2781 or submitting your application form

If you are 17 years old, we encourage you to apply, as we may be able to accept you into the program.

A Social Insurance Number (SIN) is required for participation. If you require a SIN card, please visit

Check out our video for insight into the program.

For more information, call 403-268-2781 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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