covid-19'S iMPACT oN yOUTH eMPLOYMENT & eDUCATION
Within the current context of the COVID-19 public health crisis, many youth in our province are facing disruptions in their education, being laid off or underemployed, all while grappling with the longer term consequences of our reality. Youth are experiencing extreme change -- losing shifts, being laid off, having their education interrupted, being forced to move home with parents or worrying about how they will cover rent.
In addition to the immediate ramifications of COVID-19, the situation leaves many youth wondering what the future will bring. What happens in the absence of summer job opportunities? Will there be entry level opportunities for graduating students? How will this affect industry? Will we see new changes in which industries are poised for growth and hiring in the future?
To help answer these questions and build a comprehensive view of how COVID-19 is affecting the employment and educational plans for young people, Choices for Youth is asking any individuals ages 16-29 to fill out the survey linked below.
This survey is part of a larger initiative at CFY, to help us understand how the pandemic is affecting the educational and employment goals of individuals ages 16-29. To learn more about this work, you can reach out any time to:
Jen Crowe, Strategic Initiatives Coordinator
Chelsey MacNeil, Director of Education, Employment & Social Enterprise
Know someone who should participate? Be sure to send them the link below. And ff you're between the ages 16-29, we'd love to hear your perspectives!