YES! Employment Services
YES! Employment Services
141 Main Street East
North Bay, ON
Phone: (705) 472-1600
Fax: (705) 472-1610
- Clients for referral would most likely be a good match with the “Summer Jobs for Youth” campaign.
- Clients ages 15-18 are provided with a pre-employment training opportunity and a 6 week job placement
- YES pays the current minimum wages for the youth; there is also a 2 week post job wrap up training program.
- This particular program can be negotiated with the youth’s education provider to be attributed toward the acquisition of a co-operative education credit (potentially).
Individual Skills Development Fund:
- Program funded through the Federal Government
- Will pay for the training costs associated with obtaining educational requirements for technical training (up to $5000 in school costs and up to $5000 for living expenses)
- Must be 15-30 years of age, out of school and not currently receiving EI.
- Only covers the costs of up to a 12 week training program
- Also, costs may be provided to relive the costs associated with obtaining their GED, literacy training, etc.
- Resume workshops are also provided through YES!
- Takes place every Tuesday evening
- Assistance is provided to design a resume, complete applications, create interviewing skills, etc. These workshops can be done in a group setting or on a one-to-one basis; it is client centered.
- YES also provides SmartServe training ($30.00; every 2nd Friday beginning at 9am at YES) and also provides WHIMIS training (free of charge; every Wednesday at 1pm.)
- If youth are having difficulty obtaining employment because they do not interview well, present well or have the communication skills required to succeed in the initial meeting, YES will assist in this process
- Some youth may be appropriate candidates for a referral to a Job Developer who will personally refer him or her to an employer. There will be negotiation done regarding offering the youth a two week trial period of employment which YES will fund, and should the youth be deemed appropriate at this point, the employer would make an offer of employment.
- Through YES Employment services, there is a job connect program.
- This will provide youth with the opportunity to excel in their job search by creating the conditions in which they will thrive when given the right support system.
- YES will provide the youth with a 10 tripper bus pass, suitable clothing if necessary and interview techniques
- This is only applicable if the youth is NOT returning to school
Apprenticeship Scholarship/Signing Bonus
- Youth people under the age of 24 with a strong interest in the trades who have no completed the basic necessary schooling for their selected trade may be eligible for a $1000 scholarship if they commit to completing the academic requirements within one year.
- Employers who hire a scholarship candidate and register that youth as an apprentice may be eligible for an Employer Signing Bonus of up to $2,000.
Youth Justice Programs
YES! Employment Services delivers justice service programs to assist individuals to fulfill legal obligations imposed by the justice system. Some are placement programs and others are restorative justice programs. All aim to help adults and youth become contributing members of society. The programs offered are as follows:
Community Service Orders:
- Provides placements and monitoring services in the not-for-profit sector for individuals of all ages who have been ordered by the court to perform community services
- Provide an effective response to less serious youth crime outside the court process, in a timely and effective manner for youth between the ages of 12 and 17. Extrajudicial sanctions hold the young person accountable for his or her offending behavior and provide meaningful consequences.
Youth Justice Committee
- A restorative justice program lead by community volunteers that helps youth, who have committed minor offences, be accountable for their actions. The restorative justice process brings together all parties, offenders, victims and families, to talk about what happened, why, how it made them feel and what can be done to repair the harm and prevent recurrences.
- The Youth Justice Committee Program encourages victim involvement and promotes community healing and reparation.