Linkages Program is a client centered employment initiative delivered through collaboration between DAESL and Community Agencies to help youth from a variety of educational and social backgrounds achieve their career and employment goals.
This program offers identified youth with barriers to employment a 26-week work placement combined with career-related workshops while being supported by AEC Employment Counsellors.
The general criteria for Eligible Participants are:
– Youth between the ages of 18-30 years
– Must have completed a minimum of Level 2 education and have not completed post-secondary training.
– Persons who have limited work experience and have not made a successful transition into the labour force.
Participating employers receive a wage subsidy to provide youth the required mentorship and guidance that would lead to a positive work experience for the youth participants.
The Linkages Program is funded by the Department of Advanced Education Skills & Labour.