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Training Resources for Youth (TRY)

A program for youth, 16-21, who are not in the regular school system, have barriers to finding employment, engaging in school or training.

Referrals can be made by the individual, family, care givers, Child and Family Service workers, Probation officers, Educational workers, and other agency workers from different fields.

 

TRY is a 12-week group based program for youth who are not in the regular school system and are facing barriers to finding employment.

This program consists of:

  • A 6 week in class (or virtual) training that covers pre employment skills, interview, resume building, life skills, certificates for food handlers and CPR/First Aid.
  • A 3-week part time and a 3-week full time work placement in the community

Participants in this program will leave with several completed activities that can be added to their resume as well as references to use when job searching.

Referrals

To find out more about TRY, or to register for our program, contact:

Training Resources for Youth
New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults and Families
1st Floor 717 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0M8
(204) 786-7051, Extension 5256
TRY@newdirections.mb.ca

Work Experience Skills Training (W.E.S.T)

W.E.S.T is a program for youth, 16-29, who are having trouble securing employment.

Referrals to the program are to be made by the individual.

This group-based program focuses on Indigenous and Immigrant youth who need support finding employment.

WEST is a 12-week program that is divided into 4 weeks of in class or virtual training. The focus of the program is:

  • Resume building,
  • Interviews,
  • Job search,
  • Researching a career,
  • and a cultural component.

The class component also includes the opportunity to earn a food safe certificate and CPR /First Aid.  Youth eligible for this program will receive minimum wage for the Group Based Employability Skills training (class component) once participants have completed the class component, the case manager will support in finding an employment opportunity and assist with attachment. Employers are eligible for a reimbursement for the first 8 weeks of employment training.

Referrals

To find out more about TRY, or to register for our program, contact:

Training Resources for Youth
New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults and Families
1st Floor 717 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0M8
(204) 786-7051, Extension 5256
TRY@newdirections.mb.ca

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Work2It works with justice involved youth between the ages of 16-29, wanting to make changes to their lifestyle.

Referrals to the program are accepted by Probation Officers and Child and Family Service workers.

Work 2 It is an individualized program for high risk offenders.  This program accepts intakes throughout the year and participants can start the program once intake is done.  Students work on a pre employment curriculum, life skills and culture. This program is designed for participants who are working towards making changes in their lives.  As many programs are group based and have a start and finish time – participants In this program have a higher degree of not being able to complete this successfully.

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