SCERDO Youth Employability Skills
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
from Edmonton for future employment and academic placement at the high school,
college or university levels.
The project consists of a 12 week paid
training program in which youth are trained in the following areas:
- Conflict Resolution
- Computer Literacy
- Job Development
- Workplace Communication
On completion of the training program
participants complete a 6 week job placement.
Goals and Objectives
self-esteem, self-confidence and the ability
to deal with difficulty issues through
Offer youth the opportunity
to participate in workshops to learn dealing with conflict situations at the
To assist youth in Edmonton
to acquire the workplace communication skills required to obtain and maintain
Prepare youth for full
labor market integration by giving them the computer skills needed in today’s
Prepare youth to enter the
Canadian labor market by giving them the work experience necessary to obtain
and maintain full-time employment.
To eliminate employment
barriers by giving youth a focus on their careers
by creating job developments tailored to their employment needs.
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