Aspin announces $85,000 in funding for YES Employment ServicesSunday, October 14, 2012 by: Kate AdamsNipissing-Timiskaming MP Jay Aspin announces $85,000 in funding for YES Employment Services during YES Employment Services Main St. office grand opening Friday. Photo by Al Liddiard.
Nipissing-Timiskaming MP Jay Aspin
Jay Aspin, Member of Parliament for Nipissing-Timiskaming, announced Friday on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development to mark the opening of the YES Employment Servicesâ€™ new facility. The facility will support youth in Nipissing region to help them gain the skills, knowledge and experience they need to enter and succeed in the job market.
â€śOur governmentâ€™s top priorities are job creation, economic growth and long-term prosperity,â€ť said Mr. Aspin. â€śThe Government of Canadaâ€™s Youth Employment Strategy is helping youth develop the skills and gain the experience they need to get jobs now and prepare for the workforce of tomorrow.â€ť
YES Employment Services is receiving over $85,000 from the Skills Link program to help youth overcome barriers to employment. Skills Link is part of the Government of Canadaâ€™s Youth Employment Strategy.
â€śYES Employment Services is pleased to partner with the Government of Canada to assist the disadvantaged youth of our community develop their skills and access new opportunities,â€ť said GisĂ¨le Cousineau, CEO and Chef de la direction, Yes Employment Services (Nipissing). â€śHelping our youth discover possibilities for their future also benefits the future growth of our community.â€ť
â€śI am very proud of our Federal Government for investing in the youth of our community,â€ť said MP Aspin. â€śThe Government of Canada investment of $1 million was critical in realizing the new YES facility. This new facility is an investment in our youth and investment in the future economic prosperity of our community.â€ť
Economic Action Plan 2012 is providing an additional $50 million over two years to enhance the Youth Employment Strategy through a new initiative that will connect young Canadians with jobs that are in high demand and help them develop tangible skills and gain work experience.