Young job seekers often face a number of challenges when it comes to finding employment. These challenges can range from a lack of experience and networks to age discrimination and limited job opportunities. In addition, young people with disabilities or complex barriers may face even more barriers to entering the workforce.
However, there is help and hope for young job seekers. Job Skills’ Right Fit for You program is specifically designed to support young people with disabilities or complex barriers to become self-sufficient and find suitable employment. Let’s take a closer look at how this program is helping young job seekers overcome the many barriers they face.
The Right Fit for You program is a 20-week program that offers small group and individual sessions for young job seekers. These sessions provide skills training, mentoring, coaching, work experience placement, and follow-up support in four distinct phases: Self-Exploration/Career Planning, Employment Preparation, Job Coaching/Targeted Job Search Techniques, and Job Placement.
During the Self-Exploration/Career Planning phase, young job seekers start by identifying their strengths and interests. In the Employment Preparation phase, they are equipped with key job search skills like resume writing and interview techniques. This is followed by the Job Coaching/Targeted Job Search Techniques phase where young job seekers receive one-on-one job coaching and learn targeted job search techniques to find their ideal employment opportunity. Finally, in the Job Placement phase, the program works closely with partner organizations to place young job seekers in suitable employment.
In addition to in-person support, Job Skills offers an e-learning platform that provides knowledge and information to help job seekers succeed in their job search. This platform covers everything from interview etiquette to digital literacy and is designed for today’s job market.
The Right Fit for You program is designed specifically for youth job seekers with disabilities or complex barriers. However, it is not just about finding employment. The program also helps young job seekers become more self-sufficient and confident. Many participants report increased self-esteem, better communication and problem-solving skills, and more positive attitudes towards employment.
Finding suitable employment can be a daunting task for young job seekers, especially for those with disabilities or complex barriers. However, with the support of Job Skills’ Right Fit for You program, young job seekers can overcome these barriers and find their path. From skills training and job coaching to work experience placements and follow-up support, this program provides young job seekers everything they need to become self-sufficient and find suitable employment. By providing tailored support, Job Skills is helping young job seekers build the skills, confidence, and networks they need to succeed in their job search.
ABOUT JOB SKILLS
For 35 plus years, Job Skills has been delivering solutions to job seekers and moving people into sustainable, meaningful employment. Throughout their long history, Job Skills has recognized that not every job seeker is the same. There is no one size fits all employment program. That’s why the Job Skills vision is building an inclusive society where all people are ensured equitable opportunities to fulfill their career aspirations and participate fully in the community.
Job Skills’ employment specialists are there to answer any of your employment questions. Job Skills‘ staff offer solutions to all job seekers, including youth, newcomers, mature workers, persons with disabilities, and entrepreneurs. Job Skills’ knowledgeable team can help you make educated decisions, set goals, and create a strategy to help you become happier in your career. Job Skills works with local employers creating employment opportunities for Job Skills’ clients.
Thanks to government funding, Job Skills’ programs and services are free to all users. Job Skills have locations across Keswick, Stouffville, Markham, Brampton, and Mississauga. Job Skills also offers virtual services for community members unable to attend one of our offices for in-person activities.
Find your employment solution today. Visit www.jobskills.org