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. Through the YouthConnect pilot, CivicAction has offered hands-on training on how to build a digital network and get young people connected with employers and opportunities online.
Since November 2014, we have held four interactive events that have trained a total of nearly 500 front-line youth workers with the capacity to reach approximately 6000 youth.
In July 2016, CivicAction, LinkedIn Canada, the Ryerson Career Centre, and the City of Toronto held the second YouthConnect one-day conference, featuring guest speakers and workshops for youth workers from community-based organizations, youth facing barriers to employment, and employers.
To access resources from YouthConnect about how to use LinkedIn as a job search tool with youth seeking employment, click here.
Here is what some participants had to say about YouthConnect 2016:
— LDA-Toronto (@LearnAbilities) July 15, 2016
— Thannojh Sinnarasa (@tsinnarasa) July 15, 2016
— Erin Dong (@erndng) July 15, 2016
— Ryerson CareerCentre (@RyersonCareer) July 15, 2016
— Jonathan Herrera (@JonLHerrera) July 15, 2016