Youth Work Experience
Objective: this employment and training measure is designed to benefit Aboriginal youth (16-24) by providing high quality work experience within the private sector.
Eligible Participants: Unemployed Aboriginal youth between the ages of 16-24 that have not successfully been able to find employment in their chosen career or educational paths. Participants must not be in school or returning to school.
Eligible Employers: Private sector employers, public sector, not for profit corporations
Duration: To be negotiated up to 16 weeks, however, the assistance can evolve to a Target Wage Subsidy.
Requirements for the Measure: The client must have an assessment and written recommendation by an Employment Counsellor. The employer will provide a work/training plan that will be assessed by the LDM prior to entering an agreement.
Eligible Financial Contributions:
- Wage rate up to the maximum of $10.00 / hour (no MERC’s)
- Negotiated employment supports i.e.: transportation, child care
- Negotiated one time client support to the maximum of $250 for special clothing or safety equipment
- Negotiated special costs for access for alter-abled clients