The Manitoba Youth Job Centre is closing today after a successful summer. Youth Engagement Officer Carissa Zoerb says it went especially well for the Odd Job Squad for students and youth ages 12 to 16. She explains the Odd Job Squad was quite active in the community participating in the Trout Festival Main Street Days, engaging in many door to door sales and selling food items and providing services to local businesses in the area. She says with a larger Odd Job Squad than the Centre has seen in a number of years the students were able to stay pretty busy and gained plenty of work experience throughout the summer months. As well she says students and youth and employers took advantage of the Centre’s other services like the job referral service and resume help.
Zoerb adds many hard working students and youth were placed in casual positions throughout the community over the summer. The Youth Job Centre will open again in May.