PROVINCE ANNOUNCES SUMMER YOUTH JOB OPPORTUNITIES
The Manitoba government is offering summer employment opportunities for students and youth, Education and Training Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today.
“The Manitoba government’s summer employment programming provides students with invaluable experience and skills to prepare them for the workforce,” said Goertzen. “Job centres across the province are opening their doors for the season to offer services that benefit local employers and young Manitobans alike.”
Manitoba Youth Job Centres (MYJC) are located in 43 rural and northern communities. The offices are situated in all 11 Manitoba Jobs and Skills Development Centres along with local municipal offices, chambers of commerce and other community-based organizations.
The centres match Manitobans age 12 to 29 with local employers for summer jobs and offer assistance with job searches, employment referrals, resumes and interviews, as well as other employment-related resources and events. Each summer, they serve 8,000 to 11,000 youth and students.
MYJC will be open May 13 to Aug. 16. The centres are staffed by post-secondary students who work for the Manitoba government through the STEP Services program.
The minister noted the STEP Services program employs about 1,400 students in government departments, Crown corporations and special operating agencies. STEP students work for the Manitoba government as part-time, full-time or co-operative work placements that line up with their field of study.
This summer, STEP will also launch two new initiatives:
- STEP Tuition Waiver Summer Student Program in partnership with nine Manitoba colleges and universities that provide bursaries to waive tuition for students formerly in care of Chid and Family Services. The STEP Tuition Waiver Summer Employment Program offers eligible students receiving a tuition waiver paid work placements in the Manitoba government. The program supports education and training that benefits youth currently and formerly under the care of child welfare.
- STEP Design Thinking Challenge, where teams of STEP students and their supervisors will work to solve modern public sector challenges. Students will learn how to communicate innovative ideas to decision makers and will have the opportunity to present their team challenge solutions at the Institute for Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) national conference in Winnipeg.
For more information on MYJC and STEP Services, visit www.gov.mb.ca/cyo/youth/services/manitobayouthjobcentres.html and www.gov.mb.ca/cyo/studentjobs/index.html.
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