Youth / Student Development

OBJECTIVE: To assist youth & students in preparing for their future entry into the labour market. This could involve providing training, work experience, diagnostic testing, life skills, job readiness, community work projects or entrepreneurial skills for youth 15 - 29 years.  Students may be hired through the provision of a wage subsidy to employers or an allowance/bonus.

OBJECTIVE: To assist youth & students in preparing for their future entry into the labour market. This could involve providing training, work experience, diagnostic testing, life skills, job readiness, community work projects or entrepreneurial skills for youth 15 - 29 years.  Students may be hired through the provision of a wage subsidy to employers or an allowance/bonus.

ELIGIBLE SPONSORS: Aboriginal Bands/organizations. Aboriginal small business and/or corporations.

ELIGIBLE CLIENTS: Youth and Youth at Risk that are 15 to 29 years of age are eligilble to access the full range of OTDC programs as noted.

Students must be returning to full time studies in September.

ACTIVITIES:

Could include training, life skills, career/job readiness, community work projects, work experience or any combination of.

TIME FRAME: Negotiable. Usually from 6 - 52 weeks.

WAGE SUBSIDY: Negotiable up to a maximum of minimum wage. Private Sector employers will normally receive a 50% wage subsidy up to the maximum.

MANDATORY EMPLOYMENT RELATED COSTS

  • (EI, CPP, Vacation Pay, WCB or Equivalent)
  • Up to 100% of wage subsidy costs. TRAINING COSTS:
  • Negotiable when related to youth training,

ALLOWANCES: Eligible allowances are up to the allowance rate for BC Student loans.

OVERHEAD COSTS: Negotiable (see note above) Eligible costs to include: materials & supplies, travel, etc related to activities.

SPECIAL COSTS: Only as required. Equipment lease/rental related to activities (ie. chainsaw, computer, vehicle rental) Costs to assist disabled workers (ie. special equipment, renovations) (Maximum up to $7,500).

Are you eligible?

All aboriginal peoples regardless of status (Status, Non-status, Inuit) living within the OTDC Service Area are eligible.

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For Program ApplicationsAssistance and Employment Counselling, you need to contact an Employment & Training Coordinator at an OTDC Service Centre in your area. 

Click here to learn How To Apply.

Karen Abramsen - OTDC Manager
Phone: (250) 769-1977 Cell: 250-212-2999
Fax: (250) 769-1866
karen@otdc.org
Suite 339, 101-1865 Dilworth Dr.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1

Debbie Conlin - OTDC Administrator
Phone: (250) 542-0045 Cell: 250-550-6701
Fax: (250) 549-7175
otdc@telus.net
Suite 339, 101-1865 Dilworth Dr.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1