Youth Employment Program

What is the Youth Employment Program?

The Youth Employment Program, funded by the Government of Canada provides youth (15 – 30 years) who are facing barriers to employment with an opportunity to participate in an 17-week skill development and work experience program within the community of Taber commencing mid September, 2016. During the program, participants are paid minimum wage. The program will provide participants with a variety of instructional opportunities in the following areas

  • Motivation and Mentorship
  • Personal Development
  • Self-Reliance and Budgeting Skills
  • Essential Life Skills and Employability Skills
  • Career Assessments and Personal Health and Well Being which will include nutrition
  • Computer and Technology
  • Employment Readiness
  • Workplace and Social Media Etiquette
  • Post-secondary Tours
  • Portfolio Development
  • Supervised Work Experience


Who are we looking for?

– Youth aged 15-30
– Youth who are not in school
– Youth who are facing barriers to gaining meaningful employment
– Youth not currently on Employment Insurance (EI)

In the ever-expanding economy of today’s world, there are youth who are unable to enter the workplace due to a variety of barriers. These barriers consist of a multitude of factors, which include:

  • inadequate skill sets
  • visible or ethnic minority low levels of literacy and numeracy
  • lack of social supports (family, friends and community)
  • lack of previous work experience
  • poor self and/or behavior-management abilities or
  • physical, mental, emotional or social challenges
  • recent immigrant youth


Interested in applying for the program? Contact us!

YEP Online Application Form

To apply for the Taber Youth Employment Program, CLICK HERE.