Saskatchewan looking to help at-risk youth transition to employment

Province investing in training, skill acquisition in hospitality, construction, media

Saskatchewan looking to help at-risk youth transition to employment

Saskatchewan is investing $87,000 on Scott Collegiate’s Pathways program to help at-risk youth transition from high school to meaningful employment opportunities.

The program is meant to increase students’ attachment to their education, provide training opportunities to increase their employability and give them information on potential post-secondary opportunities, says the government.

Some of the specific sectors the Pathways program focuses on include tourism and hospitality, construction and communications and media.

“The goal of this program is to increase student engagement and ultimately help young people find opportunities for employment after they graduate from high school,” says Christine Tell, minister of corrections and policing. “Engaging vulnerable youth early is key to helping them successfully transition into adulthood.”

The Pathways approach is about providing meaningful and relevant opportunities for students, says Greg Enion, director of education at Regina Public Schools.

“This new position is a critical step in connecting with our communities to provide students with access to training, skill acquisition, resumé building and other necessary life and career skills.”

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