Build your confidence and determination! Following the successful completion of this full-time, 11-week program, you will be better prepared for employment or to complete further education, such as a high school diploma. Students will earn certification and complete workshops in a wide range of practice areas such as food safety, first aid, basic keyboarding and workplace hazardous materials.

If you’re aged 15 to 30, and facing employment barriers, apply today! There is no cost to YESS and accepted students will be paid minimum wage throughout their training. This training is available in Brandon starting May 8, 2023. 

Applications due by April 21, 2023; program spots given on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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If you’re aged 15 to 30 and facing employment barriers, apply today! There is no cost to YESS, and accepted students will be paid minimum wage throughout their training. 


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Employer Partnership Opportunity

Looking to hire for an entry-level position? Interested in helping others discover their potential? Passionate about your community and finding ways to engage youth? 

The Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) Program aims to help youth make career decisions and create a career plan, develop workplace skills, and gain work experience to successfully transition into the labour market. The YESS Program is federally funded through Service Canada to provide employment skills training for youth, ages 15 to 30. Through this program, we partner with local employers to provide a seven-week work placement for each participant. The idea behind the work placements is to provide youth with the opportunity to gain work experience, add references to their resume, build networks in their field, and gather insight into the workplace—all while being supported through a program that builds confidence and skills. To ensure the seven weeks are a good learning opportunity for the participant and to ensure there are clear lines of communication for everyone, the program’s coordinator is involved and actively engaged throughout the process.

Want to learn more?

To discuss how your organization can take advantage of seven-weeks of free labour, contact us by emailing

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