Education & Training
“Education is not the filling of a bucket but the lighting of a fire” – William Butler Yeats
Learning is a never-ending journey; one that can take you wherever you want to go. By building literacy, life and social skills, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge that can lead to better grades and job opportunities, and for all of us, a better future for our community.
YMCA Employment Services, Community Initiatives, and Health, Fitness & Aquatics offer workshops, tutorials and training designed and proven to help clients with job search and career decision making, financial planning, youth awareness and health and safety. Read descriptions below and click the red button below each course to learn more, find upcoming dates and times, or register now.
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Youth Job Connection Starts May 24!
YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce Employment Services
During this 3 week program, participants develop essential workplace skills and job search strategies while earning money. This program also includes a paid job placement that matches the participant’s skills and interests, and can lead to long-term employment.
*Eligibility: between 15 and 29 years old, unemployed,not attending full-time school or training, a resident of Ontario
Our Aquatic Certifications provide you with the necessary training to be a lifeguard and swim instructor at any YMCA in Canada.
Learning to care for kids of all ages is a big task and takes practice. Our Babysitting Course covers all areas with a focus on personal safety of the babysitter themselves. Students will develop skills that will help them find and prepare for a babysitting job, care for kids of all ages, deal with difficult situations, help them prepare safe and fun activities, help them make safe choices while babysitting and provide Basic First Aid.
In partnership with the Lifesaving Society, our Y offers comprehensive training covering all aspects of First Aid and CPR.