ERIC Number: ED399482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
New Federal Youth Initiatives in Canada.
Hanna, Sharron; Dornan, Lisa
There is evidence that those who seek employment during difficult times, but are not successful, will continue to experience ongoing hardships throughout their working lives, often developing an ongoing dependency on the social safety net. This digest describes two federal programs on the youth employment front: (1) Youth Service Canada (YSC), aimed at putting out-of-school and unemployed young people back to work; and (2) Youth Internship Program, which supports new, entry-level training programs for occupations in expanding industries. In 1994, YSC engaged over 1,100 unemployed youth in productive community service work terms which provided a weekly stipend and a completion grant in the form of a voucher. The Youth Internship Program will offer internships to high school students, high school graduates, and early school leavers who are looking for training or work opportunities. Internships will consist of school-based training, community-based training, or entry-level training in industry sectors. Both programs contain career and skills development components, with participants provided special services in such fields as career planning and counseling, career and labor market information, volunteer adult mentors, and transition assistance. (RB)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.; Canadian Guidance and Counselling Foundation, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada