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.
We are currently accepting applications and referrals for participants in our Horizons program. The next program is scheduled to begin in January 2021, with an application deadline of January 8.
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 legislations and regulations
– not in receipt of EI benefits
Priority is given to participants who self-identify as having a disability.
For more information, click here.
For a copy of the application, click here.
Horizons is funded in partnership with Service Canada and Royal Bank of Canada.
Our goal is to provide persons of all ages with physical, cognitive, and any other disabilities with the opportunity to participate in programs and services that aim to build inclusion in Newfoundland and Labrador.
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