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The SCERDO Youth Employability Skills project was designed to help youth in Edmonton to prepare for future work and/or career decisions by assisting them with preparing, seeking, obtaining, and maintaining employment.  The project objective was to train and prepare twelve (12) youth/Intake from Edmonton for future employment and academic placement at the high school, college or university levels.
Project Duration
The project consists of a 12 weeks paid training program in which youth are trained in the following areas: 
  1. Leadership
  2. Conflict Resolution
  3. Computer Literacy
  4. Job Development
  5. Workplace Communication
On completion of the training program participants complete a 12 weeks job placement.
Goals and Objectives
  1. Give youth self-esteem, self-confidence and the ability to deal with difficulty issues through innovative leadership.
  2. Offer youth the opportunity to participate in workshops to learn dealing with conflict situations at the workplace.
  3. To assist youth in Edmonton to acquire the workplace communication skills required to obtain and maintain employment.
  4. Prepare youth for full labour market integration by giving them the computer skills needed in today’s job market.
  5. Prepare youth to enter the Canadian labour market by giving them the work experience necessary to obtain and maintain full-time employment.
  6. To eliminate employment barriers by giving youth a focus on their careers by creating job developments tailored to their employment needs.
  7. Provide coaching and one-on-one sessions with the youth to determine what their academic goals are and help them prepare to go back to school to pursue their academic field of choice
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