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Learn & Earn Program for Young Women

Are you having trouble finding full-time work? Have you been looking for training that is specifically for young women to get a good job?

The Young Women in L.E.A.D. Program, funded by the Federal Government, aims to assist young women facing barriers to employment so that they can develop the knowledge, skills and experience needed for employment. Participants in this program will complete 8 weeks of full time classes of employability essentials training followed by a 10-week work placement.

This program incorporates components such as job search, communications and computer skills, professional development workshops, certifications, WHMIS, CPR/First Aid, and various classes taught by industry experts. The benefits of the 10-week placement are two-fold: participants benefit from real world exposure; industry benefits by reducing the training time for new employees and are paid a wage subsidy to offset training costs. WEST project staff will maintain contact with participants and employers to offer on-site job coaching and support as required.

We are currently accepting applications and are conducting interviews on a regular basis. WEST is a non-profit, locally endorsed, community-based training centre founded in 1987. WEST works to help assist disadvantaged and newcomer women in developing the skills required to become job ready.


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