SEED Youth Employment Program


In response to the evolving situation with COVID-19, the SEED Youth Program at Douglas College will be transitioning away from in-person classes moving to virtual/online service delivery. Existing clients are asked to check their emails for communications from staff who continue to work about next steps in actions to take with service delivery. Youth interested in upcoming sessions are encouraged to register for an online information session. We will return to in-person delivery when it is appropriate and safe to do so. Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. Your safety is important to us. Douglas College is following protocols from Provincial Health Authorities.

SEED - Sustainable Employment & Environmental Directions - is a government-funded program to help unemployed youth in the lower mainland find and keep a full-time job.

Many SEED participants have limited work experience. Some are even looking to get their first job. Many are new to Canada and most have limited education, either here or from their home country. SEED participants share a common goal of wanting to improve their lives by increasing their employment skills and finding steady employment.

 

SEED can:

  • Help you get into the local labour market
  • Open doors to future career success
  • Prepare you to contribute and support environmentally responsible practices in the workplace through integrated green education

 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

SEED participants are paid minimum wage while attending the 5-week classroom training.  Additional supports are available for transportation. To celebrate personal success, a financial bonus is paid to participants who fully complete the SEED program.

 

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

To apply for SEED you MUST be:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive)
  • Unemployed and seeking FULL-TIME employment
  • Out of school and not participating in another government-funded training program
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or a protected person as defined by the Immigration & Refugee Protection Act
    Not be in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits or have an open EI claim.
  • In need of assistance in order to overcome employment barriers

PROGRAM LENGTH - 17 Weeks

  • 5 weeks of classroom training
  • 12 weeks of paid work experience placement with an employer
  • Classroom Time | Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Participants Receive:

  • Pre-employment skills
  • Short-term occupational certificate training – can be customized
  • Job search strategies and support
  • Environmental responsibility education    

 TUESDAYS

(10am - 12pm)

 THURSDAYS

(1pm - 3pm)     

May 5, 2020

May 12, 2020

May 19, 2020

May 26, 2020

May 7, 2020

May 14, 2020

May 21, 2020

May 28, 2020

 


 

ARE YOU AN EMPLOYER LOOKING TO HIRE?

Employers interested in hosting a SEED participant for a 12-week work experience can complete an Application Form for the position you wish to fill and email it to seedyouth@douglascollege.ca

Gov't of Canada

This program is funded in part through the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy - Skills Link Program

 

ONLINE INFORMATION SESSIONS

Are you interested in attending a information session?

Please call, text or email for further information: 
Email
778-389-2769

 

NEXT ONLINE CLASS

June 1, 2020

Future Classes:
T.B.A.

Training Location

Douglas College – New Surrey Training Centre
13769 - 104th Avenue (Beside Long & McQuade)

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