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Linkages

The Department of Advanced Education and Skills is now accepting proposals for the Linkages program. Closing date for Application/Proposal submission is June 17, 2016.

Who does it serve?

  • Community based agencies interested in helping youth achieve their employment and career goals
  • Employers (private or not-for-profit) who are able to host a job placement
  • Youth - ages 18 to 30, who:
    • completed a minimum Level II high school, but have not completed post-secondary education and have not made a successful transition to the labour force

      Note: Youth who meet the Level II eligibility requirement, must be out of school for a minimum of 6 months prior to applying for Linkages

    • are Non-EI eligible (i.e. currently not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits; have not received EI benefits within the last 3 years; or have not received EI maternity or parental benefits within the last 5 years)

Description

Sponsor - community based agency

  • monitors, administers and provides the required employment support to clients
  • eligible for a 15% administrative fee

Employer (private or not-for-profit)

  • hosts a 26 week job placement that is related to the youth’s goals
  • eligible for a wage subsidy of up to $9.00 per hour

    Note: Sponsored youth will not displace existing employees or those on lay-off, recall or absent due to work stoppage or labour / management dispute

Youth

  • participate in a client-centered program which includes:
    • regularly scheduled career planning workshops
    • a 26 week job placement related to their employment and career goals
    • a completion bonus of up to $468.00 towards cost of post-secondary education (upon completion of Linkages)

How to Access?

For information, contact the Advanced Education and Skills office in your area:

Avalon

Department of Advanced Education and Skills
Toll-free: 1-877-729-7888
TTY: 1-877-292-4205

Central

Department of Advanced Education and Skills
Toll-free: 1-888-632-4555
TTY: 1-877-292-4205

Western

Department of Advanced Education and Skills
Toll-free: 1-866-417-4753
TTY: 1-877-292-4205

Labrador

Department of Advanced Education and Skills
Toll-free: 1-866-449-3144
TTY: 1-877-292-4205

Or

Labour Market and Career Information Hotline

Department of Advanced Education and Skills
Toll-free: 1-800-563-6600
TTY: 1-877-292-4205
Fax: 1-709-729-1129
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