Youth Employment Social Enterprises Project - Final Report December 2017
19 March 2018
The project team anticipated that the wraparound supports would represent a key part of the implementation learning process, requiring WorkBC case managers to work with the ESE partners to determine the best suite of supports and resources that are necessary to prepare clients for their placements and support them and their ESE employers during the placement process. [...] While a number of options were considered for addressing these issues, including capping the number of hours and duration of the placements, in the end the project left it to the discretion of the case manager to assess their clients’ motivation and commitment to the opportunity. [...] The purpose of the tour was to give an introduction to the work environment of ESEs and to facilitate connections between the ESE and WorkBC sites and staff. [...] Project Implementation While the Developmental Phase of the project provided the framework for the project’s design and delivery, the project team worked closely with the project partners after recruitment began to learn about the effectiveness of the project’s processes and procedures in order to make any necessary adjustments to such areas as participant recruitment, referrals, supports and site. [...] While the project had partnered with some of the larger ESEs in the province, the resulting placement offerings represented a limited range of opportunities and work schedules, reducing the appeal of the placements to WorkBC youth clients.