Employers can play a key role in shaping the health of a community.  Youth make more informed decisions about career choices and post-secondary training when there is strong, solid, support from peers, parents, teachers, counselors, and employers.

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Help Determine a Student Career Path

Become a Business Supporter

Employers can support k-12 students by speaking to classes, attending special events, joining a business advisory committee, donating resources, and offering work experience placements

What Can Employers Offer?

  • Offer short term (10-30 hour) and long term (up to 90 hour) volunteer work placements
  • Donate building materials, safety gear, work boots and/or training certifications
  • Speak to students about employment forecasts, essential employee qualities/skills.

How Will Employers Benefit?

  • Meet the student on an unpaid work experience program before committing to a paid or apprenticeship placement
  • Access youth who have recently completed pre-employment training or certificate training (i.e. Food Safe Level 1, World Host, WHMIS, Fall Protection, etc.)
  • Become eligible for Tax Benefits (for students that are employed, especially Secondary School Apprenticeship students)

Support a Student

Support a student by sponsoring a work experience student, mentoring an apprenticeship student or donating to support a student in training.

  • Work Experience:  students can gain work experience in both paid and unpaid work opportunities.  WCB is covered by the Ministry of Education for volunteer placements.
  • Apprenticeship:  students could be eligible for a $1000 ITA Secondary School Apprenticeship Scholarship if they have a registered ITA employer sponsor.
  • Support a Student:  there are students who need a little help to pay for steel-toed boots, day care, food or books

Support a Program

Support a program by donating materials, being a guest speaker or participating in one of our events.

  • Materials:  plumbing, carpentry, electrical, tools and general building materials
  • Guest speaker:  speak to a class or Head Start program