Digital Skills for Youth is an internship opportunity connecting underemployed post-secondary graduates to meaningful employment and giving them the skills to succeed in the digital economy. For-profit business or not-for-profit organizations with fewer than 500 employees who can provide valuable employment opportunities related to digital activities and skills can apply.
The Digital Skills for Youth Program is a non-repayable contribution program which aims to help underemployed post-secondary graduates enhance and develop digital and soft skills through work experience and training that will help them advance their digital skills, improve their employability and use their talent to their full potential so that they can succeed in the digital economy.
These internships will connect underemployed post-secondary graduates with small businesses and not-for-profit organizations.
- The duration of a work experience can vary in order for the participant to obtain the skills identified during the assessment.
- The maximum duration for a participant is one year.
- Internships are limited to one per person per lifetime unless there are exceptional circumstances.