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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FREE Resume Writing Services

YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce Employment Services

“How do I write a resume?” is one of the most common questions we hear. Our experienced resume writers will help make the process easier and ensure your resume stands out from the crowd. Call for an appointment in your community, or stop by our Resource Centre in Hanover or Owen Sound.

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Youth Awareness

Home Alone​

Home Alone workshop helps your child become ready to be at home alone and prepared for any emergency. Participants learn about how to make safe, smart choices when home alone, how to handle emergencies and what responsibilities come with being home alone.

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Youth Awareness

Kids Conflict Resolution

This program gives students the ability to resolve or diffuse a situation in a healthy and productive manner, before it becomes out of control, dangerous or violent.

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Pathways to Apprenticeship

Skilled trades offer a lot of exciting opportunities to grow and advance your career. Learn what an apprenticeship is, how an apprenticeship works and the benefits of working in the skilled trades.

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Resumes & Cover Letters

Rockin’ Resumes​

This course will teach you the purpose of resumes, various formats and when each is effective, design elements and what to include on a resume.

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Youth Awareness

Surfing Safely

This important program helps students develop proper social etiquette, good citizenship and critical thinking skills when it relates to meeting people, sharing information and socializing through Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, and any other social media networks.

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Giving Tuesday November 28, 2023

It’s Giving Tuesday, a global day of generosity.

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