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Segue Career Options to Help Steinbach Youth Get Jobs

August 2012

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By-Election Slated in Stuartburn

On August 29, residents from the Gardenton area in the RM of Stuartburn will go to the polls to elect a new Ward 1 councillor. Senior Election Official Judy Reimer said that four candidates would be competing for votes. Candidates are Guy Bouchard, Christine Friesen, Doug Penner and David Shewchuk. part of the Government of Canada’s Voters can cast their ballots on August 29 from 8 am to 8 pm at the RM of Youth Employment Strategy (YES). Stuarburn office in Vita. An advance poll will be held August 24 from 8 am to 8 “Segue Career Options would like to pm at the same location. acknowledge the Government of The by-election was called after former councillor Dan Bodz stepped down Canada for the Skills Link funding for from his position having served several consecutive terms. our youth employment project in Steinbach,” stated Debra Stockwell, Segue’s Program Director. “This funding is essential to assist youth in our community and surrounding areas to make a successful transition into employment or return to school.” The participants in the Segue Career Options project will attend skills workshops on topics including computer use, problem solving and time management. Participants will then gain hands-on experience in work placements with local employers in fields such as retail, administration and the skilled trades. Eligibility criteria are individuals who face a barrier to employment, Provencher MP Vic Toews was on hand to personally award a $151,000 grant so that Segue and are eligible for assistance. Individuals must be linked to a Career Options in Steinbach can provide programming to help young people prepare for the workforce. sponsoring agency prior to receiving services. Types of assistance offered are workshops offered through the Skills By Marianne Curtis vocational assessments matching Link program,” said Toews. “Our individual’s skills, abilities and Provencher MP Vic Toews was on government’s Youth Employment Strategy is helping youth develop the interests with appropriate jobs, hand to personally announce new placement services for individuals in skills and gain the experience they funding in support of youth in employment settings, work training Steinbach. The funding is expected to need to get jobs now and prepare for services that provide community the workforce of tomorrow.” help them gain the skills, knowledge based on-the-job training for Segue Career Options is receiving and experience needed to enter and qualifying individuals and follow-up over $151,000 from the Skills Link succeed in the job market. (Left to Right) Steinbach MLA, Kelvin Goertzen (along with his son Malachi), services in job mentoring and program to help 20 youth overcome “I am very pleased that Steinbach Steinbach Councillor Michael Zwaagstra, Dairy Queen Owner Jo Unger and SCU barriers to employment. Skills Link is accommodation services once youth will benefit from the representative Tim Friesen were busy serving Blizzards at Dairy Queen in Steinbach individuals obtain employment. on Thursday July 26 as part of Make a Miracle Treat Day, with proceeds of the ice

Make A Miracle Treat Day

cream treat going to the Children’s Hospital of Manitoba.

Dawson Trail Dispatch August 2012  

Southeast Manitoba news and features

Dawson Trail Dispatch August 2012  

Southeast Manitoba news and features

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