The Linkages Program has been in existence for many years and has proven beneficial not only to our clients but to the business community at large. It offers work placement of 26 weeks in duration complimented by career-related workshops to persons who have barriers to employment. The program allows clients to explore their career options while being totally supported by AEC counsellors.
The employer benefits from receiving a wage subsidy and the satisfaction of providing youth with a positive work experience.
The general criteria are listed below
– Persons 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 not made a successful transition into the labour force
– Must be non EI eligible
Here are a few comments from some of our past clients and employers:
Participant (Travis Keats): “excellent program, gives people more of a chance to prove what they can do”.
Employer (Allen Crann, Town of Chance Cove): “I think that it is a wonderful program and it is a great help to the young people who need it”.
Participant (Holly Parsons) “It’s a great program. I would recommend it to everyone I know who has trouble finding a job or deciding what career they want”
Participant (Christopher Marsh) “Linkages is an excellent and well thought out program with the express intent of barriered youth in mind. I’d recommend it to anyone.”
Participant (Chris Barbour) “The staff are together to help me as a team. The team is respectful and helpful. I learned a lot and got on my feet. If it wasn’t for the program I don’t know where I’d be or what I’d be doing”
The Linkages Program is funded by the Department of Advanced Education & Skills.