More than 150 frontline settlement workers from Peel and Halton will gather at the Peel District School Board on Feb. 5 to participate in a full-day youth employment forum organized by the Community Connections Partnership (CCP).
The forum held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. will include:
- a keynote presentation, providing an overview of the employment sectors, by Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) representatives
- breakout sessions facilitated by community leaders covering various topics such as self-employment, utilizing social mediums for job search, experiential learning programs, employment insurance, youth internships and grants, and employment for youth with disabilities.
“This event will enhance the knowledge of settlement workers and increase their awareness of the diverse supports and programs available for youth in the community,” says Louise Clayton, member of the CCP subcommittee. “They will gain insight on where to refer students looking for employment and assist youth by giving them guidance and by engaging them in learning opportunities in various sectors in Peel and Halton.”
Representatives from over 20 community agencies will be in attendance with their display booths showcasing programs and services. During the event, settlement workers will get a chance to tour the displays and network with agencies to learn how they can benefit youth looking for employment.
The CCP youth employment forum is a collaborative effort of six school boards, settlement and community agencies in Peel and Halton regions. Each year, the CCP organizes a full-day seminar on a range of topics that will help settlement workers to learn and deepen their understanding of the challenges newcomer families face. In the past, workshops related to mental health, diversity, trauma and other topics have been organized.
The CCP is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Keynote speaker presentation will run at 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by breakout sessions. The Peel District School Board is located at 5650 Hurontario St. in Mississauga.
Louise Clayton, We Welcome the World Centre Coordinator, 905-890-1010 ext. 2437, [email protected]
Audrey Crasto, Multicultural Settlement and Education Partnership Assistant, 905-890-1010 ext. 2462, [email protected]