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Summer Opportunities

Students, are you looking to jump start your career? The Ontario Government is accepting applications for summer employment. Every year, the Ontario Public Service, related agencies and community groups, provide up to 5,000 students with jobs across the province. These jobs help Ontario students with limited work experience develop transferable skills, support their career goals … Continue reading

Summer Jobs Matter

Summer jobs matter more than you might think. If you are a student looking for summer work, consider looking for a position that is in line with your career goals. Resist the urge to get any type of job – your summer employment now will influence the type of job you will get in the … Continue reading

Teen Poverty

TEDx OshawaEd recently featured Christopher Warren, Durham District School Board Technology Facilitator, to share the impact of poverty on teens and the importance of connection.  He challenged participants to find meaningful ways to use technology to connect with students.   Read Employment E-News – December 2019 – Recognized for Customer Service Excellence Image provided by … Continue reading

What Millennials Want

Many employers are trying to understand the millennial workforce in order to recruit, train and retain workers effectively. According to a Forbes.com article entitled “Five Things Millennial Workers Want More Than A Fat Paycheck” employers should focus on five core elements: 1. Ensure it is a good fit 2. Build positive company culture 3. Make … Continue reading

Youth Programs at DRUHC

There are Employment Ontario programs available through the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre designed to assist youth in obtaining employment. Youth will: Get paid while learning employment techniques that work. Connect with a group of peers in a safe and inclusive environment. Gain mentorship, support, education, skills and employment. Click to connect with us for … Continue reading

Laurentian Tuition Waiver

At Laurentian University, youth in extended society care are eligible to apply for full tuition exemption for courses. The program, first approved in 2012, is available again this year. It will support students who are pursuing their first post-secondary degree, full-time or part-time. A Laurentian grad and former youth-in-care student, Jane Kovarikova, championed the initiative. … Continue reading

Negotiating Starting Salary

Negotiating a salary can be an intimidating process for job seekers – even more so for a new graduate with little experience. Learning negotiating skills, however, can help you throughout the course of your career. Research your role, responsibilities and know your worth in the graduate jobs market. According to research from U.S. financial firm, … Continue reading

International Youth Day

There are 1.8 billion young people (aged 10 and 24) in the world – it is the largest youth population ever. August 12th is International Youth Day! Learn more via United Nations.   Read Employment E-News – August 2019 – Spending on Skills Training Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

Inclusive Student Services

The Durham District School Board offers Inclusive Student Services. Students’ special education needs, at both elementary and secondary levels, are met through a range of services, supports, programs and placements. Click to view online resources available through the Durham District School Board (DDSB).   Read Employment E-News – June 2019 – Labour Gains in Canada … Continue reading

Student Summer Workshop

Are you looking for your first opportunity to enter the labour market or to build on prior summer/part-time employment? We can help! Join us for a Summer Student Workshop on June 26, 1:30-3:00pm. Check the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre Event Calendar to learn more about free workshops offered at our Oshawa and Pickering location. … Continue reading