YouthConnect prepares youth and youth workers for the future of work through free skills-building events and online learning. For the last six years, we’ve worked across Toronto, Hamilton, Calgary, Halifax, and more to deliver YouthConnect to over 5,200 youth and youth workers and distributed over 4,500 free LinkedIn Learning licenses. Learn if you or your youth clients qualify for a free license.
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Online Skills Training
YouthConnect x LinkedIn Learning
LinkedIn Learning unlocks a world of skills training for your youth clients, plus professional development content for you! A single LinkedIn Learning license gives you access to more than 16,000 courses, plus a curated curriculum.
LinkedIn Learning Exclusive Content
The CivicAction Leadership Foundation and our partners have worked to bring you exclusive content on career exploration, mental health and financial literacy. Check out the videos below that we developed for a preview.
[The LinkedIn Learning license] really gives us the chance to build on skills that enhance what accredited certifications we have without needing to go back to school.
– YouthConnect 2019 Youth participant
Showcase your Skills on LinkedIn
Have you had a great experience through your first job, playing sports or volunteering in your community? You can add it to your profile! Learn how to showcase all the skills you’ve gained from your different experiences to employers both online and in-person through an interview or a meeting. You can even add events like YouthConnect where you learn specific skills to your profile.
Don’t forget—new skills and completed LinkedIn Learning courses can also be added to your LinkedIn profile.
Get the low down on creating an online and in-person presence that screams “I’m the right hire!” with these resources from YouthConnect.
Are you an Employment Service Provider or Youth Worker looking for resources?
Find the presentations and worksheets from YouthConnect events to help you and your youth learn more about career and skills exploration and using LinkedIn to find jobs and to connect with people and opportunities.
- ESP Guide to career exploration with your youth
- Finding People and Opportunities Online Video from YouthConnect
- YouthConnect Webinar: Helping Youth Crack the Digital Job Search
- YouthConnect Webinar: YouthConnect Webinar: Love at first sight – Building employer relationships
- LinkedIn Learning: A Quick Guide
After YouthConnect 2019, 88% of ESPs felt they could better support youth for the future of work and 92% of youth found their experience at YouthConnect valuable.