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PICS Launches Social Innovative Youth Employment Program

The SIYEP, Social Innovative Youth Employment Program is for youth who are facing challenges and barriers to employment. We provide a place for youth to identify job goals, explore careers, build leadership and workplace skills among others as well as connect participants with local employers. During the 22 weeks at SIYEP, our participants will earn an income while establishing their first steps towards joining the labour market.


Phase 1. 6 weeks of in-class paid training focused on enhancing essential workplace skills and job search skills to achieve employment goals. Includes resume preparation, cover letter writing, interviewing skills, and industry-specific training courses. Phase 2. Up to 16 weeks of Paid work placement experience including customized assistance from experienced program staff who will help connect with and refer youth to the PICS Social Enterprise initiative where they will gain experience in Event Planning, Project Management, Marketing, Customer Service and more.


15 – 29 years of age ·


· Not eligible to receive Employment Insurance or not have received EI in the past 3 years

· Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada and has a work permit

· Not a full-time student

· Not participating in another government funded training program

· Good command of the English language


Next Class starts: April 9 2018 Location: Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society, Unit #205, 12725 – 80th Avenue, Surrey, BC V3W 3A6


On-going until seats are filled Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm. Email or call to make an appointment: Edwin or Leilani The SIYEP Social Innovative Youth Employment Program is designed to support individuals who are facing difficult challenges overcome barriers to employment. The SIYEP can support your clients with finding sustainable employment and hopefully become independent in their lives towards sustainable employment.

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