Federal funding to help Fort St. John youth prepare for job market

That money will go towards helping eight youth who face difficulties when it comes to getting a job. The program is targeted at single parents, Aboriginal youth, youth with disabilities, immigrants, rural youth and youth who dropped out of high school.

Discovery to Apprenticeship is run by UFCW Local 247 to help these young people gain the skills and experience to get a job or return to school.

The participants will take part in workshops focusing on job search strategies and computer skills. They will also be set up in work placements in skilled trades to give them hands-on experience.

The funding for this program will come from the Federal Skills Link Program, part of the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy. In order to qualify for Skills Link participants must be between the ages of 18 and 30, not be receiving Employment Insurance and be in need of assistance to overcome what's preventing them from getting a job.

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Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and energeticcity.ca in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.