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Youth Program

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Course Description

This Free part-time 6-week training program for youth, between the ages of 16 & 30, residing within Grande Prairie or surrounding area, aims at equipping participants with the necessary skills to interact and succeed in their volunteer and work positions throughout their lifetime. The technical and soft skills they learn are transferable between volunteer positions and paid employment.

Youth participants obtain recognized training and certification in:
Standard First Aid Level C with CPR and AED 
- Food Safety 
- Customer Service
- Rent Smart
- Alberta Class 7 Learner’s Driver’s License
- & Participants will also have the flexibility to choose an additional two (2) sponsored elective certificate courses which would help them obtain and maintain employment.  Examples of possible elective courses could be: H2S Alive, WHMIS, TDG, Confined Space, Ladder Safety, ProServe, and ProTect.

*Certificates will be handed out upon completion of whole program.

Youth participants will learn and develop skills in Workshops on:
- Knowing Yourself and Understanding Others,
- Group Dynamics,
- Working as Part of a Team,
- Communication Skills,
- Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem,
- Assertiveness Skills,
- Negotiation Skills
- Feedback Skills (Providing and Receiving),
- Conflict Resolution,
- Volunteering (How, Where and Benefits),
- Stress Management,
- Time Management,
- Managing Change and Transition,
- Critical Thinking,
- Problem Solving,
- Decision Making,
- Goal Setting and Action Planning,
- Developing and Delivering Group Presentations,
- Work Ethic and Employer Expectations,
- Identifying Transferable Skills,
- Developing cover letters and resumes, and

- Preparing for and attending interviews

Youth participants will gain onsite experience by completing a 25 hour Practicum volunteering with a local non-profit or charity organization within Grande Prairie and area (Volunteer time to be completed around this program, work and/or school.)

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be between the ages of 16 and 30
  • Must be a resident of  of Grande Prairie or surrounding area

Required Commitment
  • Will be required to attend all training and workshop sessions
  • Will be required to complete 25 hours of Volunteer Service (Practicum)

Registration Form

For more information contact Valerie at 780-538-2727 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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