YES program looking for applicants

YES applications sought from folks between 15 and 30 years old

The Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre (CFEC) Youth Employment Services (YES) will be starting in April.

“We don’t have the exact date yet, possibly mid-April,” says YES program facilitator Thurza Aspinall. “But, we are accepting applications now.”

The criteria for the program is as follows:

• Applicants must be between 15 and 30 years old.

• They must be facing any type of barrier to finding and/or maintaining employment.

• They cannot be attending school.

• They must not be on Employment Insurance.

• They may be on Income Assistance, but must advise their worker.

• They may work part time, but no more than 20 hours per week.

Aspinall says anyone who fits this program criterion should contact Community Employment Services at 250-395-5121, as soon as possible.

“When they phone, they are appointed a case worker, and then they are referred to us.”

The YES program facilitators will contact the youth to set up an interview, she says, adding the applicants should have a resume and should dress for an interview.

“I suggest people apply now. We accept between 10 and 12 youth into the program, but because of the criteria, not all applicants will be accepted.”

For more information, call YES at 250-395-1850.

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