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S.T.A.R.T Now! is our new program, 'Sector Transitions and Readiness Training'. In collaboration with the County of Northumberland and community partners, we are now offering a free training and employment project to residents and job-seekers of Northumberland County.

Youth Initiative Program is open to residents of Northumberland and Quinte West who are 18-30 years of age. This program explores growth jobs in food, agriculture, housing, health and more. Participants receive paid training and explore paid work experiences in a variety of different career industries.


START Now!

2 WEEKS • ONLINE SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING + VIRTUAL JOB COACH

Are you a job-seeker and resident in Northumberland County? If you're curious about employment opportunities in your community and are looking for support to find the right employer or to begin a new career, our new S.T.A.R.T Now (Sector Transition and Readiness) program can help!

This program will prepare you for a new career in the manufacturing, tourism or hospitality! Growing industries in Northumberland County with employers in need of workers now. Why wait? Get the help you need to find a career you love today!


This training is free for job-seekers and includes: 2-weeks of self-directed online learning with the guidance of a virtual job coach. Following the online portion of the program, we match and connect you with a local employer in the tourism/hospitality or manufacturing industries. Plus, during the first 2-weeks of your paid employment with the employer, you will receive continued support from your virtual job coach. You have nothing to lose! Visit the link below to read and download further program details including FAQs.

Registration open now!


Are you a manufacturing or tourism/hospitality employer in Northumberland? Please Contact us for program details.

Youth Initiative Program

24 WEEKS • PAID TRAINING + EMPLOYMENT • FREE CERTIFICATIONS

Are you 18-30 years of age and live in Northumberland County or the Quinte West region?

If you want to explore local career options while getting paid AND gain numerous workplace certifications, then this could be the perfect training program for you.

24-week paid, full-time contract (30-35 hrs/week), which includes: Paid training, free work-relevant certifications plus two 10-week paid work placement opportunities within local growth industries.

Want to learn more? Click below to download our program guide with FAQs, eligibility, enrolment and potential employment requirements and contact us directly by email further details and to register.

Registration open now!


Skills Advanced Ontario (SAO) was a provincially funded project that provided free online training focusing on key growth career sectors. The programs we offered through this program were: Personal Care Assistant, Culinary Assistant, and Children's Support Assistant. *We no longer offer these programs*

Personal Care Assistant

4-6 WEEKS • ONLINE

*No longer offered*

A vital program for our ageing communities, our Personal Care Assistant (PCA) program trained participants to safely assist non-medically fragile individuals, and their families, with daily tasks at home or in long-term care facilities. It was a 4-week online training taught by experts in senior care with the potential to qualify for a 2-week paid work placement in the local community to gain hands-on experience. It was available to Ontario residents in the areas of Northumberland County, Peterborough, Lindsay, Durham, Belleville and Kingston.

Graduates of this program discovered that working as a PCA is not only a meaningful career path, but one which comes with increasing job security and numerous career paths.

Culinary Assistant

4-6 WEEKS • ONLINE + IN-KITCHEN

*No longer offered*

This program was open to residents in the Peterborough Ontario area. It was a unique training program focused on providing the knowledge needed for participants to best share their passion for food, make use of newly developed skills, and positively impact their community through employment in the culinary industry. It was a 4-week program composed of online classes with professional instructors via our eLearning platform in addition to hands-on skills training with a chef at our commercial kitchen in Peterborough. The possibility to gain valuable work experience and build confidence with a 2-week paid placement was also an option available to some students (based on location).

Child Support Assistant

4-6 WEEKS • ONLINE • FREE

*No longer offered*

This free training was open to Ontario residents in the areas of Northumberland County, Peterborough, Lindsay, Durham, Belleville and Kingston. It was a 4-week online training taught by experts via The CTDC's eLearning platform. Additionally there was the potential to qualify for a 2-week paid work placement in the local community to gain hands-on experience.

STUDENT FEEDBACK

Testimonials

"I went into the PCA program to see if it was the right path for me. I've realized that working in the health care industry is something I love doing. I got a job even before the program was done!"

Brenden

Personal Care Assistant

"The Child Support Assistant training improved my chance of getting a full-time position working with children in a school or after school setting, and a better pay scale based on my extra qualification."

Kevin

Child Support Assistant

"The Youth Initiative Program has helped me build critical skills that employers are looking for right now. I learned both. hard and soft skills that helped me become an asset to local businesses and helped me build the confidence I needed to succeed. The placements provided were meaningful, engaging, and ultimately lead to a potential career!"

Elliott

Youth Initiative Program

Telephone

905-372-9967

Office Hours

8:30am – 4:30pm