Youth Employment Coordinator in Edmonton, AB

Merit Contractors Association

Branch Edmonton AB CA

Youth Employment Coordinator
Edmonton, AB

Position construction industry jobs as attractive career options and support the development of a stable, appropriately skilled construction industry workforce;…

About Us
The core purposes of the Merit Contractors’ Association are to:

Provide strong proactive leadership for the open shop construction industry, including the creation of a regulatory and business environment that supports open shop construction principles; Provide human resources services and programs that meet the needs of open shop companies and contribute to the well being of their employees and their families; Position construction industry jobs as attractive career options and support the development of a stable, appropriately skilled construction industry workforce; and Provide education and support for our members to encourage sound business practices and keep them informed on open shop issues.

Responsibilities •
Work with the education system and industry to develop frameworks, policies and programs to increase youth participation in construction trades •
Develop and oversee an application process for schools and school boards to apply for funding from Merit •
Liaise with Merit contractor members to identify employment gaps and job opportunities •
Manage grants from the Canada Job Grant and other related programs •
Work with school boards, teachers and guidance counselors to raise awareness of the construction trades and influence educational programming •
Plan, develop and evaluate construction-training sessions •
Participate in and facilitate school presentations and career fairs •
Provide employment counseling services to youth interested in a construction trade •
Work closely with the team and partners to source training participants by implementing outreach strategies to promote the project sessions and recruit participants •
Support and influence community partners by participating in attraction/retention strategies that address labor market needs and skills shortages •
Register participants monitor and evaluate training sessions and provide progress reports and relevant paperwork •
Lead and/or participate in special project development, design and delivery. •
Design, develop and deliver information to stakeholders regarding Merit Contractor’s services and programs •
Develop and maintain effective networks/partnerships

Education •
Bachelor’s Degree or College Diploma preferred but not essential •
Construction experience would be a significant asset, with qualification in a trade.

Skills •
Excellent communication skills •
Great leadership ability •
Patient with others •
Works well in a team •
Strong project management skills •
Sound relationship building skills •
Self-starter •
Passion and a deep interest in construction and/or youth employment issues

$70,000-80,000 per year

Position Type

Merit offers a full benefits package including medical, dental and an RRSP program.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Posted on: 2014-10-10
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