Thomas has an interest and aptitude for working with computers. He was heading in the direction he thought he wanted, taking Computer Programing at Confederation College. However, the timing was off, and the program was not exactly what he thought it would be, so he found himself unable to complete the training. Time passed. Thomas knew that he needed to work as the first step toward pursuing his long-term goal again, but he didn’t know where to start. His parents recommended that he go to YES Employment Services, and he met with Youth Worker Jordan who told him about the Youth Job Connection (YJC) program. It was just what Thomas was looking for; a structured, supportive training program that would lead to a paid position.
Paid pre-employment training is the first step in the YJC program. Thomas gained the skills to update his resume and do a solid interview. Teamwork, problem-solving and time management were some of the soft skills that he also learned during the training. “The training was delivered well and reinforced my idea of what to expect on the job”, Thomas said.
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