Youth Employment and COVID-19 Pandemic
Entry-level careers: Industry Editions Resource Page
Congratulations! You are on an incredible journey to discover your potential, opportunities to develop your skills and find a good fit for your career pathway.
Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin talked to youth, employers, employment support providers and other experts in the field, and created a series of short videos showcasing youth just like you, who started their career journeys without a degree.
These youth picked professions and industries allow talent to start working right away or with short-term training or no previous training. They are careers that do not require a long-term post-secondary education that leads to debt. There are many employers out there who are eager and willing to train and upskill dedicated workers.
You need skills and practical knowledge to gain meaningful employment. University and college degrees are a fantastic source for a young individual, however, it is not the only way to gain meaningful employment and find the right career path for yourself. Check out the videos below to see if one of these career paths are right for you.
These are only few examples of the professions you can choose from. In the near future we will add links to youth employment resources and professionals that can help you find your way and make a good choice for yourself. Remember to look around and learn of the opportunities you have before you make a decision. No rush.
We are collecting data to better understand who is looking for work and what kind of opportunities jobseekers are searching for. This data is completely anonymous and non-personally identifiable.