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Jumpstart is a 14 week program to help you develop fundamental life and employability skills necessary to obtain and maintain lasting employment in today’s market. If you are experiencing multiple barriers to employment and need a support network to help you find sustainable work, we want to hear from you.

Offered in Penticton and Kelowna, Jumpstart will help you:

  • Build your resume
  • Earn certificates — First Aid, Foodsafe, WorldHost and more
  • Get hands-on work experience

In YMCA Jumpstart Employment Essentials, you will learn the ins and outs of finding and keeping a job while earning a living allowance to help you during your time in the program. We will also connect you with local employers and assist in facilitating work placements for you to gain hands-on work experience during the final weeks of the program.

Find out more by filling out the short Pre-Registration form and one of our staff will be happy to contact you and tell you more details about this great program.


Jumpstart emploi Essentials est de 14 semaines en prendre programme pour les jeunes avec la possibilité de gagner un salaire tout en apprenant les tenants et les aboutissants de trouver et conserver un emploi. Situé à Penticton, en Colombie-Britannique, Jumpstart est la formation et de soutien visant à développer l’employabilité et de la vie fondamentale des compétences nécessaires pour obtenir et conserver un emploi durable dans le marché d’aujourd’hui.