Feds continue support for rural Nova Scotia youth

Young workers facing barriers benefit from job skills training
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 08/08/2017
Scott Brison
"Investing in Canada's youth is a priority for our government,” said Treasury Board President Scott Brison. REUTERS/Aaron Harris

WINDSOR, N.S. — The Canadian government is continuing to support rural Nova Scotia youth looking to find their way into the workforce.

Treasury Board president Scott Brison and Employment Minister Patty Hadju made the announcement Wednesday, aimed at providing youth in the communities of Colchesterand West Hants job skills training and hands-on work experience.

The MetroWorks Employment Association will once again organize employability skills workshops, safety training courses, guest speakers, job site tours, one-on-one support services and work placements for up to 48 local youth.

"Investing in Canada's youth is a priority for our government,” said Brison. “This work education and employment development project is a concrete example of what we can achieve for youth by working in partnership with organizations across the country.”

A special opportunity to gain one week of technical skills training at Carpenter Millwright College will also be offered to interested applicants.

All participants will obtain positions in hospitality, customer service, trades, construction or agricultural industries tied to organic farming.  

One main goal is to provide opportunities for the youth to find good jobs in smaller communities in their home province.

MetroWorks received funding for Skills Link projects over the past six years and has successfully helped disadvantaged individuals and those facing barriers to employment get a job or return to school. 

The Government of Canada will provide approximately $690,000 in funding for this project through the Skills Link program of the Government's Youth Employment Strategy.

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