Young people can’t access work if they don’t know which opportunities exist and what skills are needed to meet them. To level the playing field, we need to put information about potential career paths and in-demand jobs right at their fingertips. As a pilot of CivicAction’s Escalator: Jobs for Youth Facing Barriers Initiative, YouthConnect brings together youth that face barriers to employment, employment service providers, and employers to equip them with the digital know-how to open up the job market and better connect youth with employment opportunities.
With four interactive events since November 2014, YouthConnect has trained nearly 400 front-line youth workers with the capacity to reach approximately 15,000 youth. In August 2017, the CivicAction Leadership Foundation and LinkedIn Canada, in partnership with Ryerson and City of Toronto will host the 3rd annual YouthConnect event.
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