LAUNCH

What Is the LAUNCH Program?

A 19-week employment program for young women experiencing multiple barriers to employment. Launch includes:

  • A PAID seven-week virtual employment skills development group program
  • A 12 week PAID work experience in a young woman’s field of interest

LAUNCH Offers

Each LAUNCH participant engages in PAID virtual group training and one-on-one support

  • Portfolio & resume development
  • Computer software training
  • CPR & WHMIS Certifications
  • Career & education exploration
  • Employability Skills

    ·         Portfolio and Resume Development

    ·         Introduction to Microsoft Office

    ·         Financial Literacy Education

    ·         Career Exploration and Return to Work Action-Planning

    ·         CPR/First Aid, Mental Health First Aid, and WHMIS Certifications

    ·         Access to digital devices required to participate in online programming

ARE YOU?

  • A woman aged 15 – 30
  • Currently out of school, unemployed or underemployed
  • Able to attend programming 30 hours a week

Priority Youth

(Including but not limited to)

  • High school non-completion
  • Disability
  • Aboriginal
  • Residence in a rural or remote location
  • Lone (single) parent
  • Visible or ethnic minority
  • Language barriers
  • Recent immigrant

Apply

To apply, please fill out this form. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the LAUNCH Atlantic Program Coordinator, Manal Saleh at m.saleh@ywcahalifax.com