Youth Development


Youth participating in this program will build practical experience and network connections for a pathway to a successful career, with completion of the program resulting in the awarding of a skills certification from the WGGO.

The Youth Development program will have a plan for sustainability and career interest exploration, and will motivate students to complete their education. Students will also complete a community partner project and apply their new skills and capacities to market their own professional experience.

Other goals include:

  • Creating career pathways in high wage sectors (e.g. energy, water, waste, smart cities);
  • Expand internships for students.
  • Expand leadership opportunities for disadvantaged young people
  • Expand or improve employer-driven youth workforce programs
  • Students will report an increased feeling of workforce or college preparedness by the end of the program as a result of completing a real-world project.
  • Students will be reviewed by their mentors and peers so that students may develop a stronger sense of their professional strengths and areas for growth.