Bridging the Gap (BTG) is a 20-week employment readiness program which enhances the skills of young job-seeking Albertans (aged 15 to 30) through a combination of practical training and a 12-week work placement provided by recognized organizations representing varied industries.

BTG is offered in Edmonton, Grande Prairie and Wood Buffalo. 

Certifications such as First Aid, CPR and WHMIS, and topics such as workplace communication, computer literacy, customer relations and personal development are all covered to ensure participants are well prepared for the job market.
  
Program Details

  • Youth-focused environment with friendly, qualified staff
  • One-to-one counselling and coaching
  • Employment and career assessments 
  • Eight weeks of small group instruction
  • Twelve weeks of work experience
  • Life and employability skills workshops
  • Assistance with child care costs (if needed)
  • Connection to employers
  • Links to community resources

Eligibility    

  • Between the ages of 15-30 years
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada
  • Unemployed and not eligible for Employment Insurance
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent citizen or refugee
Please check back for the next intake dates coming March 2020.

Calling all employers!

You are invited to apply to provide employment opportunities to the amazing pool of program particpants. Simply complete and submit our BTG Expression of Interest to get started.

For more information contact:

EDMONTON 
Janet Gould
janet.gould@northernalberta.ymca.ca 
780-969-8819

GRANDE PRAIRIE 
Sarah Watchorn
780-357-7448
sarah.watchorn@northernalberta.ymca.ca

WOOD BUFFALO
Kevis Wilson
587-537-5015
kevis.wilson@northernalberta.ymca.ca

 

This project is funded in part by
the Government of Canada’s
Skills Link program