Portage Work Experience Program

Portage Work Experience | Portage Learning and Literacy Centre

Program Overview

The Portage Work Experience Program is a 12-week youth employment program that provides work experience to assist youth to overcome barriers to employment and develop a broad range of skills and knowledge in order to participate in the current and future labour market as well as promote education and skills as being key to labour market participation.

Eligible applicants selected for participation will receive work placement for 12-weeks, compensated at minimum wage (MB) or greater, and will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to transition successfully to the labour market, or return to school. This year, PLLC aims to support 10 youth participants (between age 15 and 30 years) from Portage la Prairie and surrounding area.

The Portage Work Experience Program is a new program offered through the PLLC, with funding made available through Employment and Social Development Canada.

Participants and Employers  

PLLC is seeking employers in the Portage la Prairie area to accept a Portage Work Experience participant in their workplace. PLLC welcomes participation from all community employers.  Each participant will be motivated to work and closely supported and monitored by the PLLC’s Portage Work Experience Program Coordinator.

PLLC requires commitment from the employer to train, support and supervise the Portage Work Experience participant as well as notify PLLC’s Portage Work Experience Program Coordinator of any issues or concerns with their employee. This work experience will serve to enhance the employability and occupational skills of the participants.

Participants are required to attend work experience for up to 8 hours a day for 30-40 hours per week for 12 weeks. Participants will be paid by the employer, and PLLC will reimburse the employer based on timesheets and invoice(s).

Although it is not a requirement, PLLC urges employers to consider continued employment of the participant following the end of their placement.

For more information or to register as an employer or participant, please contact the Program Coordinator at 204-857-6304 ext. 267.

Upcoming Events

Mar
28
Tue
6:00 pm ESL Tutorial Sessions in Notre D... @ Centre Dom-Benoit
ESL Tutorial Sessions in Notre D... @ Centre Dom-Benoit
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Do you want to practice English and make new friends? We are offering ESL Tutorial Sessions run by an in-class tutor to help you learn and practice English and meet new people in the community of Notre Dame de Lourdes and surrounding areas. For more information or to register, contact our office at 204-857-6304 ext. 224.
Apr
4
Tue
6:00 pm ESL Tutorial Sessions in Notre D... @ Centre Dom-Benoit
ESL Tutorial Sessions in Notre D... @ Centre Dom-Benoit
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Do you want to practice English and make new friends? We are offering ESL Tutorial Sessions run by an in-class tutor to help you learn and practice English and meet new people in the community of Notre Dame de Lourdes and surrounding areas. For more information or to register, contact our office at 204-857-6304 ext. 224.
6:30 pm ESL Classes (Stage 1 & Stage 2) @ Portage Learning & Literacy Centre
ESL Classes (Stage 1 & Stage 2) @ Portage Learning & Literacy Centre
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes – Stage 1 (CLB 1-4) & Stage 2 (CLB 5-8) are held at the Portage Learning and Literacy Centre on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Classes are instructor-led and involve volunteers to provide additional one-on-one support for learners. For more information or to register (continuous intake throughout the year), please contact ... Read More
Apr
6
Thu
6:30 pm ESL Classes (Stage 1 & Stage 2) @ Portage Learning & Literacy Centre
ESL Classes (Stage 1 & Stage 2) @ Portage Learning & Literacy Centre
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes – Stage 1 (CLB 1-4) & Stage 2 (CLB 5-8) are held at the Portage Learning and Literacy Centre on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Classes are instructor-led and involve volunteers to provide additional one-on-one support for learners. For more information or to register (continuous intake throughout the year), please contact ... Read More