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Virtual Employer Spotlights

National Captioning Canada

The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (YEC) has partnered with National Captioning Canada (NCC) to host a Virtual Employer Spotlight in December. NCC is based in Calgary and provides 24 hour a day closed-captioning services for live and offline events. NCC will discuss current career opportunities, working conditions, how to get started in the industry, and answer questions. 

When: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Where: Virtual Event

Youth 15 – 24, interested in attending this virtual event are encouraged to register for the event by visiting: www.RunTheWorld.today/app/invitation/12211. Spots are limited.

National Captioning Canada

The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (YEC) has partnered with The Boilermakers Lodge 146 Alberta to host a Virtual Employer Spotlight in December. Kayla Vander Molen, a Pre-Apprentice Instructor will discuss current career opportunities, working conditions, how to get started in the industry, and answer questions. 

When: Thursday, December 17, 2020
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Where: Virtual Event

Youth 15 – 24, interested in attending this virtual event are encouraged to register for the event by visiting: www.RunTheWorld.today/app/invitation/12014. Spots are limited.


YEC retail training series workshops

The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre is offering virtual workshops to help youth prepare a strong application and increase confidence to work in a busy retail store. Workshops include interview skills, professional success, and managing your money.

These workshops are ongoing and run the third week of each month. Interested youth ages 15 – 24, can register for the workshop below.


Opportunity for All Youth

Opportunity For All Youth is a national coalition which originated with the MaRS Solutions Lab in Toronto to address youth unemployment. The initiative was launched locally with The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (YEC) in September 2018. To date, CERT Logistics, Cintas, Fairmont Palliser, HMS Host, Hyatt Regency, Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire, Starbucks, TELUS, The Source and Walmart have joined the coalition in Calgary.

Over five years, the aim of the coalition is to provide opportunities for 40,000 NEET (not in employment, education or training) youth who face barriers to entering the workforce across Canada. This goal will be achieved through partnerships between employers, employment agencies, governments and foundations. It focuses on the hiring, retention and career progression of youth who are job-ready but have challenges to obtaining employment.

In partnership with the coalition employers, YEC hosts Opportunity For All Youth hiring events year-round.

Youth ages 16-24 are encouraged to drop in to YEC (2nd floor, 315 10th Ave SE) for more information on upcoming events.

Watch the 2018 Opportunity For All Youth launch video.


This Way Ahead

This Way Ahead The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (YEC) has partnered with Gap Inc. to offer This Way Ahead, a job skills training and paid work program to help youth ages 16 - 24 land their first job. This Way Ahead launched in New York City in 2007 and has since expanded to over 15 cities across North America.

YEC launched This Way Ahead in Calgary in 2018. A YEC employment counsellor is available to support the youth through the program. Connect with an Employment Counsellor today to learn about current opportunities in Calgary. Additional information and news can be found here


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