On the Job training experience for students. A variety of opportunities are available for students who want to gain work experience. This includes placements for student who are attending college and university, as well as general volunteer opportunities. During the summer, we provide employment for approximately 15 to 20 secondary and post-secondary students in our Day Camp program. We are committed to providing opportunities for youth and adults to expand their skills and work experiences.
Leadership is a program for high school students which gives participants an opportunity to learn leadership skills, such as problem solving, group dynamics, and risk management, and then puts these new skills into practice by having individuals volunteer in programs with children and community projects.
Each year we offer 3 levels of Leadership training for youth in our community. This program has steadily been growing since it was first offered in 2000. The purpose of this multi-level program is to enable the youth to grow and gain a variety of skills and responsibilities as they progress throughout the program.
The goal of our Leadership programs is to provide opportunities for our youth to learn job-ready skills and to help them to see their role as leaders in their community. We seek to involve youth from a variety of backgrounds and cultures who haven’t been involved in a leadership program. We have opportunities for youth from grade eight, right through to university.
There are currently three levels of Leadership Training offered at our Neighbourhood House: Foundations of Leadership for grades 8 or 9, Leadership Level 1 for students grades 10 or 11, and Leadership Level 2 forstudents grade 11 or 12.