This FREE project centers on providing out-of-school youth ages 18-25 with the ultimate goals of helping youth to obtain skills, credentials, work experience, and businesses to connect with a qualified workforce. The individualized services are designed to assist unemployed Albertans, who are not attending an education program under the School Act Career. The YES project contract will serve Youth aged 18 – 25 who experience multiple and/or complex barriers to employment by providing more intensive supports beyond traditional job search and placement opportunities.

The project provides Career Employment Information Services (CEIS) and Job Placement (JP). These services will assist participants to gain and maintain employment. Services length will vary from 1 week to 12 weeks of active service. Job Placement participants will receive case management and follow-up at 30 and 90-day intervals following successful placement.

Individuals who are identified as requiring Career Employment and Information Services (CEIS) will receive one to one or small group delivered workshops. Our Career Development workshops are designed to be delivered in ½ day or full day: Resume, Cover Letter, Conduct of Work, Interview Preparation, Job Search Planning, Computers and Job Search, and Job Maintenance Skills. DFW will also deliver Personal Development workshops: Communication, Working with Others, Understanding Anger, Resolving Conflict, Intra/Inter Personal, Managing Change, and Budgeting.

​At the completion of Workshops participants may be eligible for short term Industrial Training and be mentored with a Job Developer to assist and support participants job search and maintain employment.