VCCS Employment Services has over 30 years of expertise in helping individuals find employment in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Whether you are a youth or adult, VCCS administers various programs for Employment Ontario and Service Canada to help you find work.
Work one-on-one with an Employment Counsellor to:
The Better Jobs Ontario helps train individuals for a new career in a demand occupation. Better Jobs Ontario aims to help you rejoin the workforce quickly. That’s why the program focuses on training programs that take 52 weeks or less to complete, including micro-credential programs. You may be eligible if you have been laid off and have not been working or are working a temporary job just to cover costs. You may also qualify if you have not been laid off but have been unemployed for six months or longer, are part of a low-income household, if you receive Employment Insurance (EI) Ontario Works (OW) Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).
Meet with a counsellor at VCCS to learn about the program, determine your eligibility and guide you through the application process.
The D4 program envies you to participate in a 5 week program that opens the door to opportunities for employment.
D4 is held in three locations across the Kawartha Lakes. Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, and Lindsay. If you are interested in knowing where D4 will be hosted next please check out the VCCS Home Page, or give us a call (705) 328-0180.
The YSTEP Program is ideal for youth between the ages of 15 – 30 years old, out of school and out of work needing extra help to find employment.
The YSTEP Program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and is a Youth Employment Strategy. The 12 youth accepted into the program will receive:
Many of the youth over the past few years are still working with their placement employers in many apprenticeships such as cooks, carpenters, electricians, lock smiths, child development practitioners, hairdressers, plumbers and other occupations in retail, manufacturing and service sectors.
Arm yourself for the future! This workshop focuses on career exploration.
Explore and discover your career goals and receive support to find the job that is right for you.
VCCS has a resource room equipped with computers, a photocopier, fax machine and professional staff to assist with your job search. Our Resource Employment Counsellors can also help you with resumes, cover letters, job search strategies and connect you with workshops to help build your skills. Our Resource Team works closely with employers creating job postings and are on the pulse of the local labor market.