Manitoba students looking for summer work this season are being encouraged to link up with one of 38 Manitoba Youth Job Centres (MYJC) across the province.
The centres, located throughout rural and northern Manitoba, help match qualified students and youth aged 12 to 29 with local employers. The province is investing $400,000 this year into the program.
“The MYJC is an excellent program that provides great opportunities for youth and for youth engagement leaders to learn, to grow, to network and become positive contributors to our communities,” said Gabrielle Musick, employment consultant at the Community Employment and Resource Centre in St-Pierre-Jolys.
The centres provide job-search advice, resume preparation, interview assistance and information about workplace standards, as well as posting employment opportunities free of charge.
The centres also help youth aged 12 to 16 build work experience through the Odd Job Squad program. It provides supervised first job and volunteer experience through casual hands-on activities such as car washes, kids’ carnivals and Canada Day window painting.
The centres are expected to help 11,000 students find jobs this summer.