Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
July 3, 2019

Applications Now Being Accepted to Linkages Program

Non-profit community organizations are invited to submit proposals for the 2019-20 Linkages program, which helps young people between the ages of 18-30 gain meaningful employment.

Linkages enables community organizations to offer 26-week work placements for youth. The program is designed for young people who have completed a minimum of Level II high school, but have not completed post-secondary education or made a successful transition to the labour force. The program ensures these young people gain experience and career counselling to help them return to school to complete academic upgrading, enter skills training, continue employment or become self-employed.

This year, approximately $1.87 million is being provided for Linkages in joint provincial and federal funding. The deadline for applications is July 26, 2019. For more information about the Linkages program and to submit an application visit www.aesl.gov.nl.ca/students/linkages.html.

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“Young people sometimes need a little extra support to find their place in the workforce. Our government is proud to provide that support and counselling through the Linkages program. By partnering with non-profit community organizations, we can help young people upgrade their skills while making a positive contribution to our communities.”
Honourable Bernard Davis
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

“The Linkages program is a key employment program for the Smallwood Crescent Community Centre. This program allows the Community Centre to assist youth in the local area by providing them with career related workshops, new resumes, job search techniques, self-confidence, work ethic, and valuable job experience with local business. The youth benefit so much from the Linkages program, and allows them to connect with other government Departments, schools, and community partners. These connections assist the youth in making their transition back to the workforce or back to school.”
Darrell Jackman, Executive Director
Smallwood Crescent Community Centre Inc.

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Learn more
Details on the Linkages Program

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Media contacts
Ryan Crocker
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
709-729-1795, 725-9595
RyanCrocker@gov.nl.ca 

Darrell Jackman
Smallwood Crescent Community Centre Inc.
709-279-3643

2019 07 03                              4:00 p.m.