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Feeling uncertain or stressed about the current job market? Wanting to find work, but don't know where to start?

We are currently recruiting 17-29 year olds who experience mental health as a barrier to employment to learn new skills and help kick-start their careers. Our Winter Cohort for the online Fraser Valley Youth BEAT (Breakthrough to Employment and Training) Program starts in February 2022! Sign up for an information session on Eventbrite today!

Youth BEAT

(Ages 17 to 29)

The YMCA Youth BEAT program supports youth with mental health barriers to Breakthrough to Employment And Training. The program also helps youth gain confidence in kick-starting their careers.

Participants can earn up to $600 in bonus incentives for successful completion of the program and employment outcomes!

This holistic program provides a wealth of support, training, and mentorship that is tailored to meet the individual needs of our participants. Additional supports may be provided by our partners at the Foundry and the Chilliwack Youth Health Centre.

Participants benefit from:

- 5 weeks of workshops based around employability, wellness and life skills;

- 12-week support phase during work placements.

Workshops include:

- Pre-employment and job readiness skills, such as resumé-building and job maintenance;

- Workplace communication and conflict resolution;

- Career planning, employment counseling, mentoring and coaching;

- Short-term certificate training;

- Mental health workshops;

- 1-1 support from a dedicated Employment Coach, which could include financial supports such as food, clothing, childcare or transportation subsidies

Program Requirements:

To participate in the program, youth must be between 17 and 29 years old, a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Confirmed Refugee, unemployed or precariously employed, and experiencing some form of mental health barrier to finding and/or maintaining employment.

If you have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to text or call us on:

Fraser Valley Location: 236-522-1277

or email: youthbeat.fv@gv.ymca.ca

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YMCA Youth BEAT Fraser Valley is a FREE employment program that supports youth with mental health barriers to Breakthrough to Employment And Training. The program also helps youth gain confidence in kick-starting their careers. This holistic program, in partnership with service providers and employers in the Fraser Valley, provides a wealth of support training and mentorship that is tailored to meet the individual needs of our participants.

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