• A summer component of Youth Job Connection will provide summer, part-time and after-school job opportunities to high school students aged 15 to 18 who are facing challenging life circumstances and may need support transitioning between school and work.

    Program participants must:

    • Complete a minimum of 20 hours (maximum 30 hours) of pre-employment training before proceeding to the job placement - participants will receive a stipend equivalent to the provincial hourly minimum wage when they participate in pre-employment training/workshops.
    • Take part in a job placement. While in a job placement, the participant is employed by the employer - job placements occur after the participant completes at least 20 hours of pre-­employment service.

    Eligibility

    Individuals must be:

    • 15 to 18 years old at time of registration;
    • A resident of Ontario;
    • Eligible to work in Canada;
    • High school students intending to stay in, or return to high school or access post-secondary education after the job placement

    Suitability

    The program is open to all eligible youth. However, the intention is to help youth who have a lower likelihood of finding a summer job by themselves, with a focus on those who are at risk of experiencing poor transitions between education and work, compared to other groups of youth (e.g., youth who have made successful transitions to post­-secondary education are not the target of this program).

    Application Process

    To apply to the Youth Job Connection program, please e-mail YJC@lambtoncollege.ca. More information about this program is also available on the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities website.