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Starbucks Opportunity Youth Initiative

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The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (YEC) is partnering with Starbucks to take real action and provide meaningful employment opportunities for Calgary youth. As one of the country's leading employers for young people, the company is taking a leadership position by committing 10 per cent of its new store hires to Opportunity Youth, who are young people ages 16-29 who are not working, in education or training and who face barriers to employment. The commitment supports motivated young people who have a strong desire to work, but require support in finding pathways to opportunity. Working in partnership with the YEC and local youth-serving employment agencies, Starbucks will dedicate in excess of 100 jobs for Opportunity Youth in Calgary each year.

Beyond employment, further opportunities are created by providing part-time employees with "full time" benefits. Partners (employees) who work a minimum of 20 hours a week receive medical and dental benefits, $5,000/year in mental health support, tuition reimbursements, stocks and future savings along with career and personal support services. With the average age of Starbucks partners being 24, the company is committed to offering employment conditions that provide young people with the early support they need to be successful.

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Monthly Workshops

YEC offers monthly workshops to enhance your Job Search. upcoming workshops are listed below:

Resume & Cover Letter Building Workshop

Where: Calgary Youth Employment Centre, 315 10 Ave. S.E.

When: May 8, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Youth ages 15-24 can attend this workshop to learn:

  • General VS Targeted Resumes
  • What to Include in Your Resume
  • Transferable Skills
  • The Dos and Don'ts
  • Templates

Job Search Strategies Workshop

Where: Calgary Youth Employment Centre, 315 10 Ave. S.E.

When: May 10, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Youth ages 15-24 can attend this workshop to learn:

  • The Hidden Job Market
  • Networking
  • Job Search Methods
  • The Dos and Don'ts
  • Cold Calling
  • Applicant Tracking Systems

Interview Preparation Workshop

Where: Calgary Youth Employment Centre, 315 10 Ave. S.E.

When: May 31, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Youth ages 15-24 can attend this workshop to learn:

  • What to Wear
  • Researching
  • Interview Questions
  • The Dos and Don'ts
  • What to Bring
  • Questions to Ask
  • Behavioral Interview Questions

External Events

Occasionally we list other job or education/training opportunities offered through partnerships we have with other organizations. Click here to check for External Events