Success Story

Kaylee has a passion for food.   “I’ve been cooking since I was 6 years old, with my Dad and Grandma”, she remembers.  Kaylee first came to YES at 16 years of age through the Youth Job Connection program.  The YJC team recognized Kaylee’s culinary interests and through the program, she was able to gain food preparation experience at Franki’s pizza and Tim Horton’s.  More importantly, though, the team encouraged Kaylee to continue on in school with the goal of entering the Culinary Program at Confederation College.  When Kaylee completed the YJC program she was connected with College Link and working at Tim Horton’s.   Fast forward a few years.  Kaylee was still working toward her goal, but gaining Culinary credits required a more flexible work schedule.  Eventually, she had to leave Tim Horton’s because her position could not offer the flexibility she needed at school.  She decided to come back to YES for help.  She started working with Career Development Practitioner, Deb Summers who helped her develop an action plan through the Employment Service program…Read more of Kaylee’s story here.

Kaylee-Culinary Success


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