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December 5th, 2017Committee meeting

Barb Broome

Human Resources committee  We've had our clients participate in that as well, yes.

December 5th, 2017Committee meeting

Barb Broome

Human Resources committee  We have a hard time, because there is a waiting list of over a year right now in Summerside.

December 5th, 2017Committee meeting

Barb Broome

Human Resources committee  On the duration, I found that when we were doing the 17 weeks in the classroom, we had the opportunity to start out with the soft skills and build the self-confidence before we got into needing the supports for employment skills on the proper way to write resum├ęs and for intervie

December 5th, 2017Committee meeting

Barb Broome

Human Resources committee  I would like to see them come to the source. I'd like to see them out on the streets, talking to these youth and asking them what they want. There have been times when a youth forum was taking place in Charlottetown and we'd get an email to send our youth to Charlottetown. How ar

December 5th, 2017Committee meeting

Barb Broome

Human Resources committee  Are you referring to the Skills Link program that we would have had?

December 5th, 2017Committee meeting

Barb Broome

Human Resources committee  The cost is minimal. You would be looking at less than $10,000 for each individual who would start in a program, spend about 10 weeks in a classroom, and get the experience they need there as well as the soft skills and self-confidence to go out and apply for a job. Most of them

December 5th, 2017Committee meeting

Barb Broome

Human Resources committee  It was 17 weeks.

December 5th, 2017Committee meeting

Barb Broome

Human Resources committee  They leave the program with numerous skills, especially the soft skills that employers are looking for. They learn time management. They learn teamwork. They learn leadership. They learn budgeting. They learn how to express themselves in an appropriate way with an employer. They

December 5th, 2017Committee meeting

Barb Broome

Human Resources committee  I'm not aware of a study for that, but it is common sense that if you're taking someone off income support, you are actually saving money for the government.

December 5th, 2017Committee meeting

Barb Broome

Human Resources committee  That's right. We deal with that too. You talk about incarceration. We have some who come to us who might have a criminal record, and they think they're never going to get a job, that nobody is going to support them. At our centre, we're non-judgmental. If they have to go to court

December 5th, 2017Committee meeting

Barb Broome

Human Resources committee  I feel that the government is really putting more emphasis on post-secondary education and the high school students who have the supports to get there. I deal with a lot of youth who drop out of high school, so I feel there needs to be something, some supports in place, before th

December 5th, 2017Committee meeting

Barb Broome

Human Resources committee  We're not refusing to work with them with the resources we have, but we certainly can't deliver the programs they're looking for.

December 5th, 2017Committee meeting

Barb Broome

Human Resources committee  Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you regarding East Prince Youth Development Centre and some of the issues the youth of Prince Edward Island are facing. The East Prince Youth Development Centre is a non-profit organization located in Summerside, P.E.I. It's funded thr

December 5th, 2017Committee meeting

Barb Broome