Youth Job Seeker Assistance
Time to get your resume polished up for seasonal employment!
The friendly staff at the Employment Resource Centres can assist students with effective job search activities.
The Municipal Jobs board provides municipal job opportunities for full-time, part-time, casual and student jobs including summer student and paid student co-op placements.
The Chatham-Kent provides a full listing of current full-time, part-time, and student employment opportunities available from a variety of employers within the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Subscribe now to receive jobs posted on both the Community Jobs board and the Municipal Jobs board. Student job postings can also be found on Service Canada Job Bank or the Ontario Public Service Careers.
Youth Job Search
When submitting a resume in person to a potential employer:
- Dress as if you are going to an interview
- Ask if you can give your resume to the manager or supervisor
- Bring a copy of your references
- Keep track of places you have applied to so you can follow up
- Call back in a week or two to follow up as it shows your interest
- Have a professional (sounding) email address for applying to work and online job applications
- Remember potential employers can search your online presence using the email address you provide on your resume
Volunteering is a great way to broaden your horizons, gain skills, confidence, leadership skills, and make new friends. The experience you gain through volunteering could help you get into your chosen school, create connections with a potential employer, or determine a future career before investing time and money in your education or training.
Employment Resource Centres
The Employment Resource Centre can help if you are looking for a job, provide information on employment programs and initiatives. Access job postings and labour market information through computerized workstations to help you with your career or work related decisions. Employment Resource Advisors can help you with resumes, cover letters, interview skills, job search techniques and more!
Futurpreneur Canada supports young entrepreneurs with up to $45,000 in financing, an expert business mentor for up to two years, and resources to help you plan, manage & grow your business.
Learning how to run your own student business is one of the best summer jobs you can have. You get to be your own boss while learning what it takes to manage a business. Sales, marketing, book-keeping, customer relationship management and networking are just a few of the useful skills you can develop.
Click here to visit the website for more information on how you might be eligible for this program. You can also visit the highly knowledgeable professionals at Chatham-Kent's Small Business Centre for help with your application.
Youth Job Connection (YJC)
The Youth Job Connection program serves youth aged 15 to 29 who experience multiple and/or complex barriers to employment by providing more intensive supports beyond traditional job search and placement opportunities. Find out more here.
St. Clair Employment Centre runs this program in Chatham-Kent, visit the website here for contact information.
School Within a College - Duel Credit Program
School within a College students attend a college campus five days a week to work on OSSD credits with high school teachers. SWAC students also have the opportunity to take up to four duel credits. Duel credit courses receive a high school diploma and the appropriate college courses.
Click here for a list of courses available at St. Clair College - Thames Campus.
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program
The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a School to Work program that opens the door for students to explore and work in apprenticeship occupations starting in Grade 11 or 12 through a Cooperative Education program. Students have an opportunity to become registered apprentices and work towards becoming certified journeypersons in a skilled trade while completing their secondary school diplomas.
For additional information on the OYAP program either speak to the program consultant or OYAP coordinator at your school or click here.