Manitoba Youth Job Centres are opening across the province next week as students and youth look for summer employment.
The centres are located in 43 rural and northern communities and match Manitobans age 12 to 29 with local employers for summer jobs and offer assistance with job searches, employment referrals, resumes and interviews, as well as other employment-related resources and events.
MYJC will be open May 13 to August 16. The centres are staffed by post-secondary students who work for the Manitoba government through the STEP Services program. Each summer, they serve 8,000 to 11,000 youth and students.
STEP is launching two new initiatives this summer:
- STEP Tuition Waiver Summer Student Program in partnership with nine Manitoba colleges and universities that provide bursaries to waive tuition for students formerly in care of Child and Family Services. The STEP Tuition Waiver Summer Employment Program offers eligible students receiving a tuition waiver paid work placements in the Manitoba government. The program supports education and training that benefits youth currently and formerly under the care of child welfare.
- STEP Design Thinking Challenge, where teams of STEP students and their supervisors will work to solve modern public sector challenges. Students will learn how to communicate innovative ideas to decision makers and will have the opportunity to present their team challenge solutions at the Institute for Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) national conference in Winnipeg.