Skills for Youth Success (SYS)

In partnership with United Way of Greater Toronto, Skills for Youth Success (SYS) is an innovative pre-employment program designed to teach youth ages 15-29 how to market themselves in today’s digital world.  Through step-by-step instruction, youth in this program learn how to build professional digital profiles, create new-media based resumes, develop networking skills and explore careers through our career networking events.

SYS offers 4 highly engaging, results driven activities:

  1. Pre-employment Workshops

Offered in partnership with youth employment agencies, SYS provides hands-on workshops teaching youth digital self-marketing strategies & how to create asset-based digital resumes.

  1. School-Based Programming

Partnering with local high schools, SYS incorporates the principles of creative self-marketing into existing school curriculum.

  1. Networking Workshop & Events

To assist youth develop their social capital, explore career opportunities, and facilitate employment mentorship, SYS offers both pre-networking workshops & youth networking events.

  1. NextGen Resumes MOOC

To make the program accessible, SYS provides a step-by-step, video based, self-directed online course focused on teaching youth how to create a compelling multi-dimensional online presence regardless of their educational or work background.

Please find the flyer here. For more information upcoming SYS workshops, events, and partnership opportunities, please contact Cheryl Cornejo at or at 416-766-6288 x211.