In 2015, the HIRE Program was piloted with the intention of increasing youth engagement with employment. The HIRE Program prepares youth at an early age for employment and provides opportunities to develop skills and gain experience to support their transition to work.
The HIRE Program offers 4 primary components:
Thanks to the generosity of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the HIRE Program was able to expand from a pilot project to an official program from 2018-2021. This funding supported the increased employability for people who have an intellectual disability. During this time, the HIRE Program:
The HIRE Program appreciates the ongoing support and commitment from local schools and employers and recognizes the generous funding received from the Ontario Trillium Foundation from 2018-2021 to expand and enhance the HIRE Program.
If you are interested in learning more about the HIRE Program, visit www.career-connection.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org.