Ontario Launches 2015 Student Summer Job Program

The Summer Company Students had a coaching session with Business Solutions Group to help design their booths.
The Summer Company Students had a coaching session with Business Solutions Group to help design their booths.

The Summer Company Students had a coaching session with Business Solutions Group to help design their booths.
The Summer Company Students had a coaching session with Business Solutions Group to help design their booths.

THUNDER BAY – Students looking for summer employment face challenges.

“Providing Ontario’s young people with access to a wide variety of summer work opportunities helps them build valuable experience while saving for their future education. By supporting Ontario’s Summer Jobs programs, our government is helping students test their skills and discover their passion, which is a vital investment in the future of our province,” says Reza Moridi, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities.

“Today we’re marking an historic milestone – one million summer job opportunities for youth created since 2004. Through efforts like our Jobs for Youth Program and the Youth in Policing Initiative, we’re giving at-risk youth the opportunity to change their lives and build the foundations for future success, not only for them but for Ontario. Investing in our youth through programs like these is a wise investment in the prosperity of our province,” adds Tracy MacCharles, Minister of Children and Youth Services

“The YMCA is a strong partner of the Ontario government in providing a wide range of employment support and programs to individuals to improve their skills, build confidence to gain and retain meaningful employment, identify their career goals and connect with employers,” shares Darlene Holowachuk, Senior Vice President, Operations, Employment and Community, YMCA of Greater Toronto

Youth in Ontario can now apply for summer jobs and gain valuable skills and experience this summer.

Since 2004, Ontario’s Summer Jobs programs have helped almost 1,100,000 students find summer jobs, start businesses and access employment services. Each year, the programs help more than 100,000 students and youth:

Find a summer job through Employment Ontario or community agencies.

Get help with résumé writing and preparing for interviews.

Apply for funding to start their own summer businesses.

Gain experience working with the Ontario government.

More information is available at www.ontario.ca/readysetwork, along with details on year-round programs to help youth under 30 build skills, start a business, or find a job.