LAUNCH

What Is the LAUNCH Program?

A 19-week employment program for young women experiencing multiple barriers to employment. Launch includes:

  • A PAID seven-week virtual employment skills development group program
  • A 12 week PAID work experience in a young woman’s field of interest

LAUNCH Offers

Each LAUNCH participant engages in PAID virtual group training and one-on-one support

  • Portfolio & resume development
  • Computer software training
  • CPR & WHMIS Certifications
  • Career & education exploration
  • Employability Skills

    ·         Portfolio and Resume Development

    ·         Introduction to Microsoft Office

    ·         Financial Literacy Education

    ·         Career Exploration and Return to Work Action-Planning

    ·         CPR/First Aid, Mental Health First Aid, and WHMIS Certifications

    ·         Access to digital devices required to participate in online programming

ARE YOU?

  • A woman aged 15 – 30
  • Currently out of school, unemployed or underemployed
  • Able to attend programming 30 hours a week

Priority Youth

(Including but not limited to)

  • High school non-completion
  • Disability
  • Aboriginal
  • Residence in a rural or remote location
  • Lone (single) parent
  • Visible or ethnic minority
  • Language barriers
  • Recent immigrant

Apply

To apply, please fill out this form or download and print the form below. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the LAUNCH Atlantic Program Coordinator, Manal Saleh at,  m.saleh@ywcahalifax.com