Job Corps


The high rate of youth unemployment is, in large measure, the product of a gap between the level of skills and experience that young people possess and the expected demands of employers. Just as certain, the skills shortage impacts overall labour productivity in our country. Still more troubling, a lot of the disorder we have been experiencing is the upwelling of deeply ingrained cultural beliefs, practices and miseducation which are passed down from generation to generation. This experience deficit, skills shortage and inherited systems work together to place young people at a disadvantage and make them vulnerable.

The CSJP recognizes that unemployment or underemployment tends to increase the risk of young people becoming involved in criminal and violent activities. How do we protect these young people and give them a fighting chance?
Our employability training program aims to eliminate all barriers to employment for young people and equip them with the necessary skills and tools to find a job, maintain employment, or become entrepreneurs.

We achieve this through taking a four-part approach to unemployment training: Soft Skills Development; Literacy and Numeracy Skills Development; Hospitality and Retail Training and Technical Trades Development.


1. Soft Skills Development:
Participants learn about soft skills like responsibility, degrees of commitment, teamwork-building, persistence, self-control communication skills and conflict

2. Numeracy and Literacy Skills Development:
Training through community development projects and remedial education allows participants to be equipped for the workforce and gain confidence.

3. Hospitality and Retail Training:
A comprehensive demand-driven training initiative focuses on the hospitality and service industries and provides valuable on-the-job experience.

4. Technical Trades Development:
Participants receive specialized training to prepare them to work in various fields.