TeenWork is an innovative youth pilot project from CanAssist at the University of Victoria. The program is designed to help youth with special needs find and retain meaningful, part-time paid employment while attending high school. TeenWork was developed with the aim of filling a gap in the employment field for youth with special needs as they near transition to adulthood.
Each teen is carefully screened for work readiness and brings a unique skill set and the potential for growth to each workplace. Additionally, a TeenWork job coach provides non-time-limited, on-site job coaching, and supports every teen in working towards complete workplace independence.
CanAssist greatly appreciates their contribution:
If you provide services to young people with special needs and would like more information about this program, please contact our Program Manager.Download our brochure [PDF - 488 KB].
*Please note: TeenWork
is a small-scale pilot project with limited participant capacity
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