Thursday, September 6, 2012

 

Federal Gov't News

The $50M Job Strategy

Funding gold rush ends October 19

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl/Voice file photo

 

ark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is inviting organizations to participate in a new initiative under the Youth Employment Strategy that aims to connect 3,000 young Canadians to jobs that are in high demand.

 

"The program's goal is to equip young Canadians with the skills and experience they need in fields that are high in demand, such as skilled trades," said Strahl.

As part of Economic Action Plan 2012, the Conservative Government is investing $50 million over two years in the Youth Employment Strategy (YES). The new investment will be dedicated to projects that connect young Canadians with jobs in fields that are in high demand. Projects will be selected through two Call for Proposals -one for Career Focus and one for Skills Link.

Under the Skills Link Call for Proposals, organizations can receive up to $2 million per year to provide youth with skills development and private sector work experience in high demand occupations.

Under the Career Focus Call for Proposals, organizations can receive up to $1.5 million per year to connect youth with private sector work experience in high demand occupations. Projects must be delivered in a minimum of three different provinces or territories.

The Calls open on September 5 and close on October 19. Organizations across Canada are invited to apply. Organizations, including but not limited to, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, crown corporations, educational institutions, Aboriginal organizations, and provincial, territorial and municipal governments can apply for funding. Information is available here. 

 

 

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