NextStep is a research and innovation project where industry professionals provide group and individual mentorship to recently educated graduates who are unemployed to help them better integrate into the British Columbia (BC) labour market. It is designed to offer personal and career development support.
Although there are numerous mentorship programs that serve various groups of job seekers in BC (e.g., immigrants, women, and entrepreneurs), the approach in NextStep to support PINEs using a multi-dimensional intervention had not been tested and evaluated.
The YWCA commissioned the BC Centre for Employment Excellence to conduct the evaluation. This final report summarizes and analyzes data from all three years of the project.