Today, Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, is excited to announce $294,115.00 in federal funding for the STTEP Program at McNabb Street YMCA.
STTEP, Starting Transitions Toward Employment Program, is a 17 week pre-employment program that helps at risk youth in Sault Ste. Marie get their foot in the door to employment.
“I am very pleased to be making this announcement today. Programs targeted at youth are important to ensuring the success of our riding for years to come. This investment in the STTEP program will go a long way to help young people from lower-income families and various backgrounds gain experience and find employment that will keep them here in Sault Ste. Marie,” said MP Sheehan. “This Government is committed to helping all Canadians and helping youth learn how to be successful in the job search, is part of that.”
STTEP provides 7 weeks of classroom instruction in which the participants receive certifications in First Aid/CPR, WHMIS, Smart Serve, Food Handlers Certification, and Service Excellence. In addition, the participants learn how to job search, build effective resumes and cover letters, and learn tips on improving their interview skills.