Manitoba Youth Job Centres

Parents and Educators

Parents, if your child is interested in participating in the Odd Job Squad program or in registering for work in your community, you are both welcome to visit our office or to call the Program Coordinator for more information.

All Odd Job Squad events are fully supervised by the Youth Engagement Leader.  Youth Engagement Leaders are trained in workplace health and safety and all events have been reviewed to ensure all precautions are taken so that your child can have a positive, fun and safe experience.

If your child has registered for the job referral program, the Youth Engagement Leader will contact him/her should a position come available that matches his/her stated interests and availability.  Youth Engagement Leaders will make every attempt to contact your child; however, it is up to the child to stay in contact with the Youth Engagement Leader as well as to contact the prospective employer he/she is referred to discuss interview times and job specifics.

Once your child has been hired by an employer, all employment details, such as rate of pay, time off etc., are arranged between your child and the employer.  However, the Youth Engagement Leader will continue to be a resource should you or your child have any questions regarding workplace health and safety, labor laws etc.

Educators, Youth Engagement Leaders and Youth Services Officers are available starting the second week of May to deliver presentations to schools, youth groups and any other student/youth-focused programs on career and employability topics such as resume preparation, post-secondary career options and interview skills.  Contact your local Manitoba Youth Job Centre office to book a presentation.

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