The Government of Canada helps young people in the Lotbinière Regional County Municipality improve their employability



    SAINT-AGAPIT, QC, le 28 janv. /CNW Telbec/ - Jacques Gourde,
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and to the Minister of the
Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, and Member of
Parliament for Lotbinière-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, on behalf of the
Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development,
today announced funding for the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi de Lotbinière to
help eight young people in the Lotbinière Regional County Municipality find
jobs.
    "The Government of Canada is pleased to support the social and
occupational integration of these eight young people," said Mr. Gourde. "This
project will help these young people, who face barriers to employment, acquire
the life and work skills, knowledge, and abilities they need to find and keep
quality jobs."
    The more than $96,000 in funding that the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi de
Lotbinière is receiving will help improve the employability of young people
who have not graduated from high school. The Carrefour jeunesse-emploi de
Lotbinière is a service centre that offers personalized orientation,
information, and training to young people aged 16 to 35. In co-operation with
regional partners, the centre supports young people as they prepare to enter
the job market.
    Participants will take part in a 26-week workplace internship, which will
help improve their employability and their ability to secure long-term jobs.
Throughout the project, the young people will also take part in training
workshops on the social, political, and economic environment, as well as on
group living.
    Service Canada provides project funding through the Skills Link program,
which helps youth facing barriers to employment obtain the knowledge, skills,
and experience they need to participate in the work force.
    Skills Link is one of three Government of Canada programs for youth. The
two others are Summer Work Experience and Career Focus. These programs offer a
range of activities to meet each participant's needs.

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For further information: Media inquiries: Pascal Doucet, Media Relations
Coordinator, Service Canada Communications, (514) 982-2384, ext. 2209; Media
Relations Office, Service Canada, (819) 994-5559; Public inquiries:
1-800-O-Canada (1-800-622-6232), TTY: 1-800-926-9105, servicecanada.gc.ca;
Youth Info Line, 1-800-935-5555, www.youth.gc.ca

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