The BC Centre for Employment Excellence (the Centre) is pleased to be launching a new pilot project, The Face-to-Face Project: Bringing Youths with Disabilities and Employers Together, which fills the need to find creative solutions that improve labour market integration for youths with disabilities.
The project is an initiative of the Centre with financial support from the Vancouver Foundation’s Disability Supports for Employment Fund. Youths with disabilities (ages 18-25 years old) who have little to no work experience will be matched with local employers of various sizes and sectors to engage in mock interviews and networking scenarios. Following this first connection, the employers will refer the youth to a second employer.
In addition to recruiting the youth and employers, the Centre will provide resource materials and orientation for participating employers and youths. The project will wrap up in spring 2015 with a mini-forum and an evaluation that captures lessons learned and effective practices.
For queries about this project, or to refer candidate employers, please contact Greg Lockwood, the Centre’s Stakeholder Coordinator, at email@example.com. For more information about the Vancouver Foundation field of interest granting program, click here.