BRIDGES is an innovative research project testing the theory that “Timely and culturally-informed intervention tailored to individual needs builds resilience in youth, resulting in better labour market engagement in the short-term and long term”.
WHO CAN ACCESS SUPPORT?
BRIDGES is available to Syilx unemployed or under-employed youth aged 15 to 30 who would benefit fromsupport in their transition into the labourmarket (i.e. education and training, job shadowing, internships, etc.).
DESIGNED TO COMPLEMENT, ENHANCE AND EXPAND UPON EXISTING SERVICES
The BRIDGES Team will collaborate with community partners to offer community-based education and training services to best meet the needs of individuals participating in the project.
WHAT TYPE OF OPPORTUNITIES ARE THERE?
This may include the following: an assessment of individual strengths and goals, employment preparation activities, community-based workshops and discussions, and, work with natural supports such as family, friends , Elders, Cultural people, and attend community events and activities.
Skills Mentors work one on one with each Youth to develop an action plan that will support the person to engage in pre- employment, employment, training and educational activities.CON
Assunta Rosal, Project Manager
Cindy Brewer, Program Supervisor/OKIB Skills Mentor
E: SM-Bridges3@syilx.org T:250.869.6391
Amanda Montgomery, OIB/LSIB/USIB Skills Mentor
E: SM-Bridges2@syilx.org T: 250.938.7473
Josh Wilson, PIB/OIB Skills Mentor
E: SM-Bridges6@syilx.org T: 250.300.6581
Joan Vedan, Skills Mentor
E: SM-Bridges4@syilx.org T:250-938-7459
Josh McAlpine, Skills Mentor
E: SM_Bridges1@syilx.org T:250-300-6584
Download Pamphlet here: BRIDGES Pamphlet
For more info: BRIDGES Overview
Funding for this program is made possible by: