JABC Summer Accelerator Program

I am so excited to share this information about our Summer Accelerator program.
Our format this year is different, we are going to conduct the accelerator in a week-long Tech Bootcamp
structure. We will be running two bootcamps in August, one is going to be Beginner-friendly and the
other one is going to be an advance bootcamp. It has been a pleasure collaborating with HighTechU to
offer our students the amazing opportunity of building Discord Bots!
Here is the landing page: https://jabc.ca/summer-accelerator/ and attached is the flyer.
Please let me know if you have any questions and I will be more than happy to assist.
Thank you,
Wafa Bilal
Program Manager-Surrey-Delta | 604.614.5627| Wafa.Bilal@jabc.org
Our purpose is to inspire, prepare and empower B.C. youth for lifelong success.
JA British Columbia | jabc.ca Self-Directed/Online Learning | https://jabc.ca/online-learning/

Surrey Youth Hubs

Surrey Youth Hubs are now open for youth ages 13–18 with a maximum capacity of 10.
Surrey Youth Hubs provide one-stop access for youth and families to access drop-in resource rooms for
support, food, laundry, showers as well as programming for social, health, education, housing,
substance use support, employment, and life skills services.
City Centre Youth Hub (CCYH)
10453 Whalley Blvd, Surrey, BC
Newton Youth Hub (NYH)

114-13479 76 Ave, Surrey, BC

For more information, contact Kevin at 236-333-5143 or Sabrina at 236-818-7814.

Tech Shortage

There is a war on talent right now right across Canada and a lot of companies … can’t hire fast enough ROB DAVIS, CHIEF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION OFFICER AT KPMG CANADA

Tech companies have struggled to find qualified workers for years. The skills shortage is now even more acute because the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically accelerated the shift to a digital economy in which STEM skills and knowledge are key. For example, education, which has been carried out largely on the internet for the past year, is now at a place that some experts thought would take a decade to reach, according to a report last year by the federal Industry Strategy Council.

But Canada’s workforce wasn’t ready for such a drastic shift, as most of the jobs were in non-technical sectors, such as healthcare and social assistance, retail, and construction. The mismatch is forcing the private sector to step up with training programs tailored for the jobs on offer, rather than wait on a post-secondary education system based on a four-year university degree.

Discover UVIC

UVIC Wednesday, June 23, 2021
4:00 PM
If you’re thinking about applying for undergraduate studies at UVic, join us for an online Discover UVic
event and learn what it really means to be a UVic student.
More than just getting into university, we’ll explore the possibilities and what your education can be.
You’ll hear about our co-op program and why hands-on learning is so important, how you can engage
with your surroundings, and how our community can inspire you to succeed.
Register please

Young Entrepreneurship and Leadership Launchpad)

Applications are now being accepted for YELL
Surrey Schools is once again offering the YELL (Young Entrepreneurship and Leadership Launchpad)
program to students entering Grades 10, 11 or 12 next September.
Based on university entrepreneurship programs as well as best practices from Silicon Valley, this course
is not only for students who are interested in business and innovation, but those keen on learning more
about how the world works and putting their ideas into action. Students will have the opportunity to
work with mentors, develop a ground-breaking business concept and compete in a venture
competition.
Classes are held on Wednesday evenings at Queen Elizabeth Secondary from October 2021 to May

  1. Students who successfully complete the course will receive credit for Entrepreneurship 12. See Mr. Fisher

Canada Summer Jobs

Canada Summer Jobs 2021

Youth can now search for employers that have been approved for Canada Summer Jobs funding to hire students.
Search results can be filtered by province/territory, postal code and/or keywords, allowing students to find and connect with employers hiring in their local communities.
To access the employer database, click Canada Summer Jobs

2021 SHaRP Crew Members – Now Hiring!

2021 SHaRP Crew Members – Now Hiring!
Applications for our 2021 Sharp Crew Member positions are now open. The closing deadline is May 21,
2021.
Every year we hire Surrey high school students who are passionate about the outdoors and eager to
share their environmental interest with the community. Surrey students currently in Grades 11 and 12
are eligible to apply.
Candidates are selected based on experience and their enthusiasm about Surrey’s environment. Crew
member positions have an employment period from July 5 to August 27, 2021, working 7 hours per day,
5 days a week. The hourly wage is $16.42

Salmon Habitat Restoration Program (SHaRP) | City of Surrey

Employment Opportunity for High School Students

Employment Opportunity for High School Students
We have received funding for 4 high school interns this summer: Sustainability Intern, Performance and
Social Media Assistant, Performance and Placemaking Assistant, Performance and Business Liaison
Assistant. They will be working with the post-secondary students that will be starting in two weeks.
The high school students will be paid $16 per hour, 35 hours per week starting June 28 for 8 weeks. The
three performance assistants should be able to sing and/or play an instrument. All interns will be
working both onsite and remotely.

I have provided the information for the jobs. Please ask interested students to submit a resume
to postmaster@downtownsurreybia.com. Interviews will take place during the week of June 7.