Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

March 07, 2011 10:00 ET

Government of Canada Helps Youth in Southwestern Manitoba Prepare for Their Careers

BRANDON, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - March 7, 2011) - Young people in southwestern Manitoba will have the opportunity to learn about career options thanks to support from the Government of Canada. Mr. Merv Tweed, Member of Parliament for Brandon–Souris, 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 information and skills they need to participate and succeed in the job market," said Mr. Tweed. "Our government is proud to support activities like the 2011 Brandon Career Symposium that benefit both employers and youth."

With assistance from the federal Youth Awareness program, the Manitoba School Counsellors' Association will organize a symposium that will provide youth with the opportunity to network with employers and receive information on educational and employment options. The event will also promote youth as the workforce of the future to the business community.

The Manitoba School Counsellors' Association will receive $22,000 in federal Youth Awareness funding to support the 2011 Brandon Career Symposium.

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 Youth Awareness 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

  • Office of Minister Finley
    Michelle Bakos
    Press Secretary
    819-994-2482
    or
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
    Media Relations Office
    819-994-5559