We know that for youth to succeed, they need access to career and job training that will help them secure a job and get a “foot in the door” to the career of their choice. While they learn work skills, our staff can provide counselling, job placement assistance, housing search support, mentorship opportunities, follow-up support and a range of other services to help youth achieve and maintain self-sufficiency.

The goal of the Eva’s Phoenix Employment and Training Program is to provide homeless and at-risk youth with skills-based, experiential training that can help them identify career goals, access hands-on training, connect with on-the-job training placement or entry-level employment, and ultimately earn sufficient income to make the transition into interdependent living.

  • Develop personal action plans on how to meet their employment goals

  • Learn job readiness skills including resume and cover letter writing and interview skills

  • With job searching and applications for employment and training programs

  • Connect with industry specific training programs and build technical skills

  • Access trainings including WHMIS, Smart Serve, Food Handlers, and other relevant trainings

  • Access on-the-job training placements and/or entry-level employment through job development support

  • Receive follow up support for a minimum of six months once employed

Our on-site printing studio, Eva’s Phoenix Print Shop is an excellent training and working environment that is well respected by the printing industry. Our residents can learn practical printing skills that will prepare them for well-paying jobs that are enjoyable to do. We offer:

  • Printing and Graphics Skills Training including Adobe Creative Suite

  • Customer Service and Sales Training

  • Connection to a full time job

  • Long term support

The Graphic Communication and Print Training Program is designed to provide homeless and at-risk youth with career preparation support and skills training to help them overcome barriers to employment and access entry-level jobs, which will allow them to secure housing and transition to independent living.

Through Eva’s Phoenix Print Shop, our on-site social enterprise, youth have access to a 8-week comprehensive training program that introduces them to the pillars of the graphics industry. The program provides youth with hands-on training in Computer Graphics, Wide Format Printing, Customization of T-Shirts, Digital Imaging and Bindery, along with training in soft skills such as time management, attention to detail, problem solving, planning and communications. Youth are assisted with employment mentoring, career opportunities, internships and on-going support as they establish themselves in their career. This program is offered to eight youth per batch with four batches per year: a total of 32 youth participate in the program annually.

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Support young people in gaining career-building skills.

Eva’s training and employment programs do more than just help youth get a job. They prepare them with career-build skills and connect them with potential employers to created opportunities for gainful, long-term employment.