Partners in Employment obtains funding for job skills

The Government of Canada is helping equip youth in the area with the skills and experience they need to find jobs. The announcement was made this week by Gary Schellenberger, Member of Parliament for Perth– Wellington, on behalf of the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development. Through the Youth Employment Strategy, Partners in Employment will deliver a project to help 60 youth in Stratford and area gain the skills and experience they need to successfully transition to the job market or return to school. Project participants will learn or improve useful job and life skills, such as time management and resumé writing, through group workshops. They will also gain work experience with local employers in areas such as manufacturing, child-care, and food service. Participants may also gain other certifications, such as First Aid and Smart Serve, to help them achieve their employment goals. Partners in Employment is receiving over $345,000 for this project. This is part of the Government of Canada’s overall strategy to equip all Canadians with the skills and training they need to connect with available jobs.