Youth Leading Innovative Business Outcomes
What is it?
The Youth Effect program aims to provide youth (18-29) with experiential learning and training with local businesses, and focuses on fostering entrepreneurship and innovation in Northwestern Ontario. Youth will be carefully selected and matched with a local business based on interest, skill, and need. They will work together over the course of 15 weeks (May 7th – August 17th) on a clearly identified innovative project and achieving milestones.
The Youth Effect program is not like other placement programs. It not only provides real life job skills for the youth, but provides them with innovation training, mentorship, a leadership retreat, and a peer network for those showing a passion for entrepreneurship and innovation. Additionally, there’s value to the participating businesses, through innovation training and the ability to access the skills and energy of the youth to complete a defined innovative project, the business will be better positioned to grow!
Areas of Focus
for the Youth
|Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Training for the Youth
and the Business
|Business Growth for
Students are paid $15 per hour plus a bonus upon successful completion of the program
Businesses contribute $700 + mandatory employment related costs as part of the program.
Program will run for 15 weeks from May 7th, 2018 to August 17th, 2018
Call for Company Participants! Applications are due February 28th, 2018
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*Call for youth applications will be end of March, please check back at a later date for more details.
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A program supported by FedNor