Could you benefit from having a summer student in your studio, gallery, or arts-related business? The Kingston Employment & Youth Services (KEYS) Summer Jobs for Youth program is looking for opportunities for students with interest and experience in the arts.
Summer Jobs for Youth is designed to assist youth in Kingston 15 to 18 years of age acquire workplace skills through summer employment. It’s a win-win for employers and young people. Youth receive job readiness training and support from KEYS leaders, paid employment placements from July to August and post-employment support.
As an employer, you benefit through a fully subsidized summer employment program, and help young people in our community gain valuable work experience. The program starts July 3rd-7th with the youth in pre-employment training. The youth will then move on to a six week job placement beginning the 9th of July with your company. They are to work a maximum of 35 hours a week (there is no allowance for overtime) and will be paid $10.25 an hour by KEYS Job Centre and the Ministry of Child and Youth Services. You will be required to submit a timesheet for your participant every two weeks to ensure that they are paid.
KEYS strongly encourages you to participate in this program. You will be asked to provide work appropriate training and safety training relevant to the position being filled, and to work in conjunction with your participants and KEYS Youth Worker Leaders to ensure that all parties involved have the best possible/most effective experience. You receive young, ambitious and enthusiastic summer workers at no financial cost and your involvement will have a positive impact on young people and our community.
If you are interested in participating in the Summer Jobs for Youth program as an employer, please contact Amanda Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP to fill out the necessary paperwork.