HYPE (Helping Youth Prepare for Employment/Education)

HYPE (Helping Youth Prepare for Employment/Education) was created to assist at-risk Indigenous women and youth overcome barriers to ensure a smooth transition into employment. We assist those who have criminal records, overcame struggles with additions, mental health issues, lack of transportation, limited work experience and offer child care assistance for those who have dependents.

This program is carried out over the course of 16-weeks, with 4-weeks of pre-employment workshops and training, followed by a 12-week work placement. Our program takes 8-9 clients at a time and was projected to reach out to 10 communities across Nova Scotia over the course of two years. We are currently preparing for session 9 out of 10.

During the 4-weeks of pre-employment workshops and training, we offer participants job search skills based on their personal interest, update cover letter and resume skills, transferrable skills, 9 safety training certificates and we also bring in outside organizations and colleges to connect our participants with them.
Our 12-week work placements allow participants the ability to gain valuable work experience. This will allow them to add to their resume, gain and advance on their skills and expose them to industry in hopes they make a career-based decision.

Location Nova Scotia
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Coral Paul, Aboriginal Peoples Training & Education Commission (APTEC), Native Council of Nova Scotia
(902) 895-1523

Project Details
Community Urban, Rural, Remote, Band office, Reserve community
Scope of Project Provincial / Territorial
Target Audience First Nations, Inuit, Métis, Youth (15-30 yrs)