Program Objective

Training Resources for Youth, or TRY is a program to help youth prepare for entry into the workforce or return to school. We offer a pre-employment program for young people between 16 and 19 years of age. Our goal is to prepare young people for entry into the workforce, return to school or further training. Our services include:

  • In-class training
  • Life-skills training
  • Work experience
  • Counselling, support and advocacy

Participants in our program have dropped out of school and are looking for a new direction in their life, either by returning to school or developing the skills to find a job. Our program combines lifeskills training in the classroom and work experience at a job site.

Life skills Training

Participants attend a five-week lifeskills training session. This includes: Personal Development: Communication skills, self awareness, abuse prevention, problem solving/decision making, cultural awareness/exploration and healthy sexuality. Pre Employment Skills: Employment interests/career decision making, job search skills, resume and application form writing, and employer expectations. Work Experience Participants are placed in a series of entry level jobs to expose them to a range of workplace experiences. Employers help the participants learn basic employment practices: getting to work on time, taking direction from others, communicating clearly, and taking initiative. There are two types of job placement for which participants receive experience and pay:

Part-time work experience

  • Three weeks long
  • Individualized

 

Full-time work experience

  • Three weeks long
  • Full time work