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Horizons is Easter Seals NL’s work experience program for youth who face barriers to employment. Participants take part in four weeks of skills training and certifications, then one day a week of classes and workshops for the remainder of the 9-month program. They receive a stipend at the minimum wage rate for their time in skills training and classes.
The goal of Horizons is to help young adults find meaningful employment. Horizons staff guide participants to find a work placement, and offer support all along the way.
Here are the eligibility requirements for participants:
– between 15 and 30 years of age;
– in need of assistance to overcome barriers to employment;
– not in school;
– a Canadian citizen;
– legally entitled to work according to provincial legislation and regulations;
– not in receipt of EI benefits.
Priority is given to participants who self-identify as having a disability.
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For a copy of the application, click here.