Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

September 06, 2011 11:00 ET

Government of Canada Helps Youth in South Central Saskatchewan Prepare for Their Careers

MOOSE JAW, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Sept. 6, 2011) - Local youth and employers will have the opportunity to prepare for the future thanks to support from the Government of Canada. Mr. Ray Boughen, Member of Parliament for Palliser, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

"In today's environment, it is more important than ever that young Canadians have the skills and information they need to participate and succeed in the job market," said Mr. Boughen. "Our government is proud to support activities like this project that benefit both employers and youth."

With assistance from the federal Youth Awareness program, the Moose Jaw and District Chamber of Commerce will provide multiple workshops to connect youth and employers. Up to 300 youth will learn about career options and employment opportunities, while 50 rural employers will get help developing workforce planning strategies to address their current and future human resource needs. Employers and youth will also be informed about cultural and generational diversity in the workplace.

The Moose Jaw and District Chamber of Commerce will receive $10,000 in federal Youth Awareness funding to support this project.

This news release is available in alternative formats upon request.

Backgrounder

The Youth Awareness program, funded under Employment Insurance Part II, provides financial assistance for projects designed to address specific labour market requirements facing communities, and aims to promote youth as the workforce of the future among recipients, employers, communities and young Canadians.

Youth Awareness is part of the Government of Canada's strategy to create the best educated, most skilled and most flexible workforce in the world. The Government underscored its commitment to this strategy in Canada's Economic Action Plan. A key component of the Plan is to create more and better opportunities for Canadian workers through skills development. To learn more about Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit www.actionplan.gc.ca.

The program is delivered by Service Canada, which provides one-stop personalized services for Government of Canada programs, services and benefits. For more information about this program visit www.servicecanada.gc.ca, call 1 800 O-Canada or drop by your local Service Canada Centre.

Contact Information

  • Alyson Queen
    Press Secretary
    Office of Minister Finley
    819-994-2482

    Media Relations Office
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
    819-994-5559