The YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg will receive more than $261,000 to help youth overcome barriers to employment.
The federal government made the announcement in the city on Thursday as part of the Skills Link program and the government’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES).
“Our government’s top priority is creating jobs and economic growth,” said Elmwood-Transcona MP Lawrence Toet. “The Youth Employment Strategy is helping young people develop the skills necessary to secure jobs now and it is enabling them to gain the experience they need to prepare for the workforce of tomorrow.”
YES helps youth find jobs and stay employed by helping them to overcome barriers and develop employment skills. More than $300 million is spent annually on the program nationwide.