Job Skills Training Program for Youth

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Choose Your Own (Early Employment) Adventure at BGC!

Calling all youth entering Grade 9 to Grade 12 (ages 13-18) who are at the start of their early employment adventures!

The Skilled4Success program (S4S) supports youth in both BUILDING and NAVIGATING their road map(s) towards early pre-employment skill development, first job, and beyond!

Build your confidence, your resume, and your network of opportunity with Skilled4Success:

  • Earn 40+ volunteer hours as a BGC Junior Ambassador, rotating through various roles and responsibilities across the Club to explore.
  • Upon program completion, earn a $100 stipend towards BGC programs, services, and certifications.
  • Attend workshops and trainings focused on employment skill-building (communication, customer service, project management, and more).
  • Achieve industry recognized certifications in First Aid & CPR, Safe Food Handling, WHMIS, & High Five®.
  • Advance and progress in your roles at your pace, and as it aligns with your goals. Progress to a Senior Ambassador placement for special projects/assignments, and earn exclusive opportunities to be hired on at BGC and beyond!

BGC London directly partners with local businesses looking to hire youth. We run seasonal hiring campaigns with Old Navy (and more) with job opportunities open exclusively to BGC Youth Members, and to graduates of the S4S program.

At BGC we see first hand how opportunity changes everything, and we are proud to champion connecting youth to opportunities and sparks!

Program Schedule

Summer Recruit & Reboot May/June:

  • Info & Intake Session: June 13 & 14th, 2023
  • S4S Reboot Camp: June 28th, 29th, & 30th, 2023

Fall Recruit & Reboot September/October

  • Info & Intake Session October 10th to 12th, 2023
  • S4S Reboot Camp late October - dates to be determined

Winter Recruit & Reboot January/February:

  • Info & Intake Session January 16th to 18th, 2024
  • S4S Reboot Camp early February - dates to be determined

Skilled4Success is offered at our Club's main location in downtown London but also supports youth in Ilderton and Thorndale.

Spots are limited, and those selected are required to attend 5+ hours of Re-Boot Camp Training before they start their volunteer adventure.

How to Register

Youth must be members of BGC London to participate.

Skilled4Success holds 3 Intakes/Recruitments a year.

Please email Rachel at [email protected] to get on the registration waitlist and/or to find out when the next Intake Session is being held.

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