ConnectKW Project Worker Contracts

Sep 3 2013

The Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo has opportunities for youth ages 15 to 30 years to get work experience. Project workers will assist with achieving the objectives of ConnectKW, a network of public internet access sites across K-W. Project Workers will provide technology training at various community sites through small group workshops and in one to one coaching.

UPDATE: Deadline for applications is extended to Monday September 30th, 2013 at 4 PM

ConnectKW Project Worker Contracts – September 2013 – March 2014

These 420 hour positions are made available through Government of Canada Community Access Program funding to provide career related experience to eligible candidates 15-30 years of age currently taking post-secondary courses, having completed at least one post-secondary course, or intending to pursue full time post-secondary education in 2013/14. The position may be suitable for a co-op placement in fall 2013 or winter 2014.

Seeking candidates who are interested in gaining career experience in the following areas:
Child, youth and adult training on new technologies and applications

  • Community development
  • Web content management
  • Marketing
  • Project management
  • Community resource support and management
  • Social research and planning

All positions will include:

  • Developing, promoting, facilitating, and evaluating technology training workshops for beginner and intermediate level adult or children groups
  • Delivering community information services
  • Participating in special project activity as determined by project needs and individual learning objectives
  • Administrative tasks as required including written reports

Qualifications:

  • 15-30 years of age
  • Currently taking post-secondary courses, have completed at least one post-secondary course, or intending to pursue full time post-secondary education in 2013
  • Education, experience or career objectives in a related field
  • Excellent people skills and problem solving ability
  • Ability to respond to multi-tasks and people in a fast paced environment
  • Technical proficiency including word processing, spreadsheet applications, database searching, assessing quality information, social media and other use of the Internet
  • Capacity to meet firm deadlines
  • Experience in technology training or workshop facilitation an asset

Hours: Contracts will vary -- each contract will be completed by the end of March 2014.

This is a career development position. To be considered for this position, forward: Resume and Cover Letter with a clear statement of learning objectives, career goals and qualifications by 4:00 p.m. Monday September 30, 2013.

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

ConnectKW Project Worker Contract
Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo
Suite 300-151 Frederick St.
Kitchener, ON N2H 2M2
Phone: 519-579-1096
Fax: 519 578 9185
Email: admin@waterlooregion.org