Hello again everyone, with July just starting I just want to update everyone on what has been happening here at the Manitoba Youth Job Centre.
Things are starting to get busy here, and they will just get busier as summer happens in full effect.
July means the Odd Job Squad will be busy for the summer, as dessert sales are wrapping up, but other events will soon be happening. You will be able to find members of the Odd Job Squad helping out on Canada Day, at Lily Festival and at many other events.
The Odd Job Squad is a great opportunity for students age 12-16.
The Odd Job Squad gives its members the chance to gain job experience, so that when they are applying for other jobs in the future, they have valuable experience on their resume. This will make getting a job easier and will open the door to more jobs and better paying jobs.
The Odd Job Squad take part in events organized through the Manitoba Youth Job Centre, meaning the events are all supervised and designed to give the Odd Job Squad members the chance to earn money as well as gain valuable skills.
The Odd Job Squad also offers the chance at fun, allowing youth the opportunity to spend time with their friends over the summer in a fun environment.
Helping at Canada Day or the Lily Festival is a very fun job opportunity, as the Odd Job Squad helps to look after all of the children’s activities for the day, so it means the Odd Job Squad members gain valuable work experience by helping run games, work with their friends, see other people they know, and earn money at the same time.
This is the way most of the Odd Job Squad events are run, like our barbecue and Labour Raffle; fun and money earning, which is a great way to spend part of your summer.
For parents, the Odd Job Squad is a great way to get your kids used to the idea of working while getting them involved in the community.
The Odd Job Squad is casual work, which means kids can still have a summer vacation but they will also have commitments to follow through on. This will help teach the Odd Job Squad members responsibility while also enjoying the summer.
In signing up at the Manitoba Youth Job Centre, students and youth are also qualified for the referral program which allows me to contact them with jobs they would be interested in, matching them with employers.
This is a free service offered to anyone in the community so I encourage people to use it, as it is a service that has had very positive results.
If you want more information on the Odd Job Squad or want to pick up registration forms, swing by my office at the Courthouse in Neepawa, I am in the second floor office.
You can also e-mail the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 476-3823.