Inclusion BC has been selected by Innovate BC to assist in matching youth with disabilities with tech companies for paid internships.

About the program

Digital Skills for Youth The Digital Skills for Youth (DS4Y) program, funded by the Government of Canada, provides up to $26,000 for digital skills training so youth can successfully transition to the workforce. The program helps to increase the employability and marketability of youth in British Columbia, as well as match underemployed youth with SMEs and non-profits in all regions of the province.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be between the ages of 15 and 30, inclusive, at the start of the internship
  • Have certification and/or be a post-secondary graduate,
  • Not be in receipt of EI during the course of the work placement,
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada, and
  • Self-assess as underemployed, meaning employed below their level of education and/or hold part-time employment, or are unemployed.

Opportunities

The following two employers are hiring for a minimum 4-month paid internships (see job descriptions for details. See below for How to Apply).

Ergonomyx
About: Workspace Fitness Devices that helps you achieve higher performance, better health, greater optimism, and stronger motivation while working.

BinBreeze
About: BinBreeze is the founding product from Build A Better Earth, a sustainable technology social enterprise, dedicated to cultivating products, beliefs, and habits that help individuals ‘build a better earth’ for future generations.

How to Apply: 

  • There will be a 1 hour information session with each employer (a link will be provided once the application has been received),
  • Candidates must complete the mentorability protege sign up form, identifying which employer they would like to apply for (in the section: “What kinds of business would you like to learn more about?”)
  • Please also submit a resume including a copy of any certification you have completed with the mentorability sign up form.
  • Organizations will need to complete the Sign-up Site Partner Form if one has not already been completed.
  • Once the information session has been completed, the employer will review the resumes and short list potential candidates.
  • The employer will set up one on one interviews and make the final decision of who the successful candidate will be.