KEYS offers a variety of youth employment programs and services. If you are under 30, unemployed and not returning to school, we can help you find a job.
Career Focus Program
We can help you transition from student life to a paid professional career. Career Focus coordinates internships for recent graduates looking to develop their careers. By offering prospective employers wage subsidies to offset the cost of hiring new graduates, Career Focus helps ease your transition into the labour market. For more information, or to get started please visit one of our KEYS locations or contact us today.
Experience Ontario is a pilot program that will help recent high school graduates who are uncertain of their next steps. Participants will have access to a combination of paid work placements, career coaching, mentorship, and information about postsecondary education and training opportunities. This helps participants choose their next steps (on-going employment, further education, apprenticeship training) with confidence that they can meet the needs of the labour market.
InSight Youth Mentoring Partnership
The InSight Youth Mentorship Partnership is focused on assisting youth to learn about the world of work, potential career paths and the skills they will need to successfully transition from high school to employment, post-secondary education, apprenticeship, or further training. Click here for more information.
JobStart – Skills Link Programs
We deliver the JobStart program at our Kingston and Gananoque locations. JobStart consists of pre-employment training, followed by a supported work placement. Participants get paid for attendance and earn while they learn. Keep checking the KEYS website for our next session. Click Here to Apply.
Youth Job Connection (YJC)
Youth Job Connection offers paid job readiness training followed by a paid job placement. We will help you to connect with employers and get a job placement of 12-26 weeks. We can provide incentives to employers to help cover the cost of wages and training for their new employee and help you to cover costs like transportation or tools required for the job. Find out more by contacting us today or apply here.
For more information or to get started: Call your nearest KEYS or drop by the office.