Nuge, YMCA Connects

Nuge's Story

"YMCA Connects really helps bring you out of your shell. If I’d never taken the YMCA of Okanagan employment program, it would have taken me much longer to get to where I am today. The program helped me become more adult-like and made me care deeply about my career path."

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Ages 17-29

YMCA Connects is a free workshop session designed to enhance your personal development, education, and employment opportunities to move you closer to your career goals. It's offered as a part of our exciting Career Development Services.

During the program you will:

  • Earn up to $600 while you learn;
  • Work with knowledgeable professionals in employment facilitation and career discovery;
  • Discover your personal interests and characteristics;
  • Establish a step by step plan to attain career goals;
  • Create polished and professional resumes and cover letters;
  • Learn how to connect with community employers in your field of choice;
  • Conduct valuable research to help you carve your career path;
  • Have access to financial supports as needed;
  • Learn how to socialize with industry leaders;
  • Gain support with job shifting or your next promotion;
  • Discover educational possibilities;
  • Gain interviewing tips and tricks to land your dream job

Who is eligible?

  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or Protected Person;
  • Living in British Columbia;
  • Not currently participating in another provincially- or federally-funded labour market program

This valuable opportunity will give you the competitive edge you need to secure and maintain your next job!

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. Or, if you have general inquiries please feel free to call us at 250-861-5627 or email

How is the program funded?

The YMCA Connect is made possible in part through the generosity of donors. 
We thank these community leaders for supporting the YMCA Connects:

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Funding for this program is provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Job Fund.