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  1. I am a high school student and I am not really sure what I want to do when I finish school. Is there a website that provides links to information for youth in Newfoundland and Labrador?
  2. I am a youth looking for summer employment to help pay for post-secondary education. Where can I receive help?
  3. I am interested in pursuing post-secondary education and I have a disability. Is there any funding to help persons with a disability pursue post-secondary education?
  4. I dropped out of high school and I want to complete grade 12. Will your department sponsor me to do ABE (Adult Basic Education)?
  5. I am a post-secondary student looking for a work-term, and also will be looking for employment after I graduate. Can you help?
  6. I am looking for financial assistance for post-secondary education. Am I eligible for any programs through Advanced Education, Skills and Labour?

1. I am a high school student and I am not really sure what I want to do when I finish school. Is there a website that provides links to information for youth in Newfoundland and Labrador?

If you are a youth (aged 18 – 29) you can find information on planning a career and seeking work at Students and Graduates.

For more information or to locate career assistance services, call 1-800-563-6600 or visit an Employment Centre.

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2. I am a youth looking for summer employment to help pay for post-secondary education. Where can I receive help?

If you are a high school student or post-secondary student, the department can provide you with employment information and opportunities through various paid and volunteer placements. For information on programs and services, check Students and Graduates or visit a Employment Centre.

For more information on other summer employment programs, call 1-800-563-6600.

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3. I am interested in pursuing post-secondary education and I have a disability. Is there any funding to help persons with a disability pursue post-secondary education?

The Labour Market Agreement for Persons with Disabilities (LMAPD) is designed to help you get the skills, experience and support to successfully prepare for, enter or stay in the work force. This program is cost-shared with Service Canada.

You can contact a local Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Office or visit a Employment Centre for more information on LMAPD.

Additional information on programs and services is available by calling 1-800-563-6600.

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4. I dropped out of high school and I want to complete grade 12. Will your department sponsor me to do ABE (Adult Basic Education)?

You may be eligible to receive support for ABE though Employment Development Supports offered through Advanced Education, Skills and Labour. For more information on ABE or to discuss eligibility for sponsorship, you can contact a local Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Office or visit a Employment Centre.

Information on ABE and potential sponsors of individuals interested in attaining high school equivalency is available by calling 1-800-563-6600.

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5. I am a post-secondary student looking for a work-term, and also will be looking for employment after I graduate. Can you help?

The Department can help you with finding a work-term by creating links with employment leads and identifying opportunities for employment through Students and Graduates.

If you are a recent post-secondary graduate, a wage subsidy program titled the JobsNL Wage Subsidy Program can help you with securing valuable work experience in your field of study. For information on this program contact a local Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Office or visit a Employment Centre.

More information related to finding work-term employment or employment following graduation is available by calling 1-800-563-6600.

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6. I am looking for financial assistance for post-secondary education. Am I eligible for any programs through Advanced Education, Skills and Labour?

Funding may be available to you for Short Term Training (a post-secondary program that is not eligible for funding by Student Aid and is less than 12 weeks) under Employment Development Supports.

If you have a disability and are interested in post-secondary education you may be eligible for supports under the Labour Market Agreement for Persons with Disabilities (LMAPD).

If you are interested in Skills Development funding please visit Employment Services - Skills Development.

For information on other financial assistance for post-secondary education, call 1-800-563-6600 or visit an Employment Centre.

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