Youth Program

This Free part-time 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.

Course Description

Youth participants obtain Alberta Industry Recognized training and certification in:
  • Standard First Aid
  • Food Safety
  • Customer Service
  • Rent Smart
  • Alberta Class 7 Drivers Learners Permit
  • Plus, certification in 2 courses chosen by participant & program instructor

*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,
  •  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 youth@volunteergrandeprairie.com

Wired 2 Hire Youth Program is Supported By:
City of Grande PrairieRBC FoundationRotary Club of Grande Prairie