School’s almost out for summer, which for many young students means that first job.
On June 6, the Manitoba government launched its 2014 summer employment programs, announcing more than 3,600 jobs for young people across the province.
"We know that if young people get their first job here, the chances of them staying here increase dramatically," said Kevin Chief, Minister of Children and Youth Opportunities, in a press release.
"When you get that critical first job, you really start to get a sense of where you want to go and what you want to be. I am so proud to work with communities and organizations across Manitoba that are committed to giving our young people the skills and experiences they’ll need for a successful future."
This year, the province is putting $7.4 million into summer employment programs, including Green Teams, STEP Services, Manitoba Youth Job Centres, the Odd Job Squad and Career Focus. The province announced an additional $500,000 for Green Teams in 2014, creating 110 new positions for 530 projects operated in partnership with not-for-profits and rural municipalities.