The Training Group’s youth employment programs support young people with entering the workforce or moving on to further education. Programs can include career exploration, occupational certificates, skills training, or work experience placements that connect them to employers.
These programs serve young people who are unemployed, underemployed or who face challenges moving into positions in their field of study and interest. Program eligibility, structure and training location differ for each program.
Check out the individual program pages for details, dates, and contact information.
CAVE Youth Employment Program
Designed to assist youth ages 17 to 29 connect to the labour market. The program includes 5 weeks of in-class training, access to industry-specific training and certificates and 12 weeks of job search support and opportunity for paid work experience. Are you 17-29 and looking for your fit in the workplace? Join the CAVE and get real tools and training to find and keep a steady job that you like.
SEED Youth Employment Program
SEED is a government-funded program that helps unemployed youth in the lower mainland find and keep full-time jobs.
Many SEED participants have limited work experience, and some are looking to get their first job. Others are new to Canada and have minimal education. The common goal is that our participants want to improve their lives by increasing their employment skills and finding steady employment.
Explore your personality, skills and interests, get an inside look at post-secondary and career options, meet employers and professionals in their fields of interest and develop actionable education and career action plans.
The Skills Compass helps engage young people who are currently not in employment, education, or training to develop the life skills, essential skills, and career readiness they need to go back to school and prepare for a career. This three-year program is designed to meet the needs of unemployed or underemployed Indigenous and newcomer youth between the ages of 18 to 30 years.