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Get Into Loblaw Administration Launches Second Cohort in Winnipeg

March 27, 2017

WINNIPEG –  Prince’s Canadian Responsible Business Network, Youth Employment Services Manitoba and Loblaw launched the second cohort of the Get Into Administration program. The program began with a Taster Day, in which youth learned about the program and demonstrated their abilities. From this group of applicants, the second cohort will be selected to participate in two weeks of intensive technical and soft-skill classroom training, followed by a three week internship with the chance of full time employment at the end.

Developed in the United Kingdom by The Prince’s Trust, Get Into is an employment program designed to create practical employment opportunities for NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) youth. The innovative programs combines’ skill training and a period of work experience with the opportunity of employment after graduation.

Get Into was first launched in Canada in September 2016. A group of 13 newcomer, refugee and Indigenous youth participated in the 5-week program which provided technical as well as soft-skill training and featured a 3-week job experience hosted by Loblaw Companies Ltd at their administration centre on Weston Street. At the end of the program 9 of the 13 youth were hired by Loblaw, 2 more decided to enroll into college to upgrade their skills and an additional participant found a job at another local business.

“What we’ve been seeing is that youth from underserved communities often don’t have the education or work experience needed to gain meaningful employment. The great thing about Get Into is that is not only offers opportunities to gain both, but it is business led so participants can learn exactly what employers want” says Michael Shapcott, Director National Business and Community Strategy at the Prince’s Canadian Responsible Business Network.

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For more information, please contact:

Michael Shapcott, Director National Business and Community Strategy

Prince’s Charities Canada

Office:  416-967-7918 | Mobile:  647-963-1751

michael.shapcott@princescharities.ca

 

Matthew J. Rowe, Director, Operations & Partnerships

Prince’s Charities Canada

Office:  416-967-2940 | Mobile:  416-576-3969

matthew.rowe@princescharities.ca

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