A local politician is already thinking about summer.
Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski wants employers in the region to know they’re able to apply for funds to hire students next summer for the 2019 Canada Summer Jobs program.
Stetski says the program is a good way for students to find work in their desired field when they’re fresh out of school.
“This year there’s about $700,000 available,” Stetski says.
Stetski has set local priorities to meet the employment needs of the region.
This includes projects in tourism, the environment, arts and culture and food security.
He adds the program has been expanded to include those who aren’t attending any classes.
“You don’t have to be a student, so that is new this year, you just have to be between the ages of 18 and 30,” says Stetski. “So even individuals who are not going to school but are unemployed youth are eligible this year for the program.:
Eligible non-profits, community organizations, public sector employers and small businesses can apply for a piece of the available funds.
Applications are due January 25.
– Wayne Stetski – Kootenay-Columbia MP