Youth Opportunities Unlimited specializes in supporting young people in their job search. We meet youth where they are at in their work-related journey, and provide support and opportunities so that all young people can reach their potential. Our Career Services team offers multiple employment programs and supports to youth ages 15 to 30 in London and Middlesex County.
Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Canadian Job Grant programs delivered by the Government of Ontario.
The first step in getting started is meeting with an Employment Counsellor, who can help to assess eligibility and interest in YOU programming. Our Employment Counsellors offer individualized supports with resume building, interview preparation, and job searching, and help youth to connect to employment training programs.
Our employment training programs help young people to build their skills and confidence around the workplace. Youth can participate in interactive workshops, gain experience within YOU's social enterprises, and receive the support of a Job Developer in finding a paid placement within the community!
We know many young people need help preparing for employment, so, to assist with that, we are hosting monthly virtual Standing Out in the Job Search Workshops that will cover important topics such as:
- Writing effective cover letters and resumes
- Searching for a job
- Preparing for a job interview
Workshops are offered on the following dates: September 22, October 20, November 24, and December 22. The workshop will begin at 6 pm and end around 8 pm on each of these dates. Please note that the workshop will be the same each time, but you are welcome to attend more than once for a refresher!
YOU offers multiple educational opportunities for young people. This includes General Educational Development (GED) preparation program as youth look to obtain a credential equivalent to a high school diploma. YOU also offers training in Smart Serve, Safe Food Handling, First Aid/CPR and provides referral for additional training. Employment Counsellors can also support youth with educational goals related to high school, college and university.
For assistance with education and employment, contact Career Services at TylerP@you.ca / 519-432-1112 ext. 305.
"What YOU means to me is the ability to take someone who may be struggling with personal issues or someone who's looking for work, maybe both, and turn their life around in a small amount of time. Personally, I have made a friend and found work, all in one month! Now I work at Coca-Cola and I'm excited to see what achievements my life can bring me moving forward. Thank you YOU!" - Paul