About The Road to Work Program
Earn While You Learn!
The Road to Work Program is designed to support youth to get the skills and safety trainings necessary to enter the construction, road work, and traffic safety sectors. Through partnerships between YOUCAN Youth Services and construction, road building, and traffic safety companies, youth with have a direct route from training to employment.
The program will deliver workshops and industry focused safety trainings to successful candidates, aged 18-26 years old, giving them the tools necessary to be ready to show up to the work site. The programming portion will run over 5 consecutive weeks and successful candidates will earn a living allowance of $15/hr.
Upon completion of the training portion of the program, participants will be supported to apply for employment with one of the program’s industry partners in the construction, road building, and traffic safety industries. Participants will also be attached to a Transitional Outreach Worker to support with the transition into meaningful employment. This program will give people interested in a career in construction, road building, and traffic safety an advantage when applying for jobs.
- 18-26 years of age
- Desire to start a career in the construction, road work, or traffic safety industries
- Ability to attend 5 consecutive weeks of training – Monday to Friday – 8:30am-4pm
- Ability to complete on-line trainings and in-class sessions
- A valid (non-graduated) Class 5 driver’s license and clean driving abstract is an asset
- Ability to get to and from work
Trainings Covered in Program
Industry Standard Safety Trainings
Hand and Power Tool Training
Standard First Aid
For more information about the program, please contact Sebastian Barrera or register below for our next intake.