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The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a proud partner in supporting youth internship opportunities to provide unemployed or underemployed young people with essential skills and paid work experience.
The Youth Eco Internship Program (YEIP) gives professionals in the Eco/Green sector a chance to help youth with barriers to employment under the age of 30 build skills, develop confidence, and benefit from the guidance and support of a workplace mentor. Prior to their internships, the selected youth will participate in a 3 week pre-employment training, to help them gain essential tools needed to be successful in their internships. They will be compensated for their time during those 3 weeks.
Internships are full-time and practical, with broadly based assignments that help a motivated person develop transferable skills needed to be successful. The 12 week internship program provides a subsidy reimbursement of the respective province’s minimum wage, for 37.5 hours per week, plus 4% vacation pay as well as MERCs to eligible employers/host organizations. The ultimate objective is to help youth with barriers to education find permanent employment in the Green/Eco sector following this internship program.
Interns will placed with qualified employers in three cycles:
To learn more or apply to this program, please contact Jesse, Job Developer of the Youth Eco Internship Program at T: 416-928-3362 ext. 22629 F: 647-439-4502
This program is now closed.
Funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).
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