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We Are The Change | Employment + Education Centre

Office: 1-613-498-2111 | TTY: 613-498-3123

WE ARE THE CHANGE

TRADES EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM FOR YOUTH AGES 15-30

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world”. A quote we’re all familiar with… but how often do we seek out, and grab the opportunity to act on it?

This new, immersive, employment skills program offers youth ages 15-30 the chance to do just that. Take action, steer your future, and while you’re at it-increase awareness about affordable housing options.

This one’s for the youth who LOVE hands-on projects, are interested in trades, and want to help out their community!  There’s a lot included in this program, so let’s break it down.

EARN WHILE YOU LEARN.

If accepted into the program, you will get to discuss and practice important life, entrepreneurship, and employment skills while preparing for the build of a tiny home (and get paid while you’re at it). We’ll cover topics like how to rock an interview, assertive communication, and resume writing. You’ll also earn industry accredited skills training and safety certifications.

BUILD A TINY HOME.

Yes-you heard right! You, along with other program participants, will build a tiny home (from scratch) that will be donated to Habitat For Humanity! There will be TONS of opportunity to practice trade skills (with guidance from a professional) such as; carpentry, plumbing, electrical work…the list goes on. Oh, and don’t worry about the weather-this build is happening indoors!

BE THE CHANGE.

The excitement doesn’t stop there. At the end of the program, you’ll get to go on a Speaking Tour to share your experience, and advocate for affordable housing.

If quality employment is your goal, you’re in the right spot. Once the Speaking Tour is over, you’ll be set up with a work placement in the trades (yet another thing to add to your growing resume)!

That might feel overwhelming but don’t worry-We Are The Change is a 30 week program from start to finish (plenty of time to learn, build, share, and work). Our goal is to provide you with an experience of positive change from point A to point B. That’s why we offer reliable, wrap-around support, throughout the entire program.

“Being the change” doesn’t seem so out of reach now, does it?

 

If you’re interested in more info call Heather at 613-498-2111 ext.369. 

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