Summer Experience Program offers funding for youth work experience

Campus employers hoping to create 2013 summer positions under the province’s Summer Experience Program must submit their proposals no later than 4:30 p.m., Monday, February 4, to Yvonne Currie, career development coordinator at the Center for Career Education.

The goal of the program is to provide entry-level work experience for Ontario youth to develop transferable career related skills. Positions must focus on activities such as customer service, regulatory or legislative requirements, policy and program delivery, information technology, and service contract management.

The Ontario Ministry of Government Services will approve projects that:

  • Provide training related to career development
  • Provide development of transferable work skills
  • Provide positions that focus on critical activities supporting the Universities core business

Summer Experience Program candidates must be Ontario residents 15 to 24 years old—up to 29 years old for a person with a disability—and eligible to work in Canada.

Project proposal documents, including guideline book and external job posting form, are available by contacting Currie at 519-253-3000, ext. 3554, or e-mail