Ideally, your first job will provide the foundation that you can build a solid future on. So much is riding on that first position. You want to build connections, bond with the team and gain experience and a reference for the next step in your career. This is what Kameron wanted when he came to YES. He had already been looking for a job for 6 months when he heard about the Youth Job Connection (YJC) program from family and friends. It was the leg up he needed and after speaking with one of our Youth Workers, Kameron started the program in January 2020.
Paid pre-employment training was the first step in the program. Kameron 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 Kameron also learned during the training. “Everything was organized and easy to understand”, Kameron commented.
When it came time to talking to our Employer Relations team about a placement, Kameron knew exactly what he wanted. Kameron had never held a paid position, but he had taken automotive and welding classes throughout high school and he was bringing some solid skills to his placement. Kameron also had a strong work ethic so our team was able to come up with quite a few opportunities for him to choose from. When a position for “Helper, Metal Fabrication” came up in discussions, Kameron was excited to learn more. Jet Welding was offering the position and when our team reached out to the owner, he were eager to meet Kameron. The meet and greet went well and the only other requirement to start work was a pair of steel toe boots. The program was able to purchase these for Kameron and he was excited to enter the world of work in a field directly related to his skills and interest.
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