CVAG to help youth overcome employment barriers

The Comox Valley Art Gallery is receiving over $33,000 from the Skills Link program to help youth overcome barriers to employment.

The Comox Valley Art Gallery is receiving over $33,000 from the Skills Link program to help youth overcome barriers to employment.

Skills Link is part of the Government of Canada’s Youth

Employment Strategy (YES).

Participants will gain team-building and problem-solving skills through the development of a video that communicates their vision for a healthy economy in the Comox Valley. The participants will also attend various employability workshops including job preparation and interview skills.

“The Comox Valley Art Gallery is thrilled to host the Youth Media Project — an initiative designed to provide employment support to youth while introducing them to a range of digital technologies and creative video-making processes,” said Sharon Karsten, executive director of the Comox Valley Art Gallery. “The Government of Canada’s contribution supports the growth and development of Comox Valley youth.”

The announcement was made by Vancouver Island North MP John Duncan, the minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.

“Our government’s top priorities are job creation, economic growth and long-term prosperity,” said Duncan. “The Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy is helping youth develop

the skills and gain the experience they need to get jobs now and prepare for the workforce of tomorrow.”

With an annual budget of more than $300 million, YES helps youth, particularly those facing barriers to employment, obtain career information, develop employment skills, find jobs and stay employed. YES includes the Skills Link and Career Focus programs and the Canada Summer Jobs initiative.

— Government of Canada

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