Youth Works Well

Murphy Centre

Youth Works Well allows 12 people between the ages of 18 and 30 the opportunity to participate in a 41-week career development program. Participants selected will benefit from educational, career and life-style enhancement opportunities in order to pursue a successful career plan.

Some of the activities and topics covered include:

•Career Planning
•Portfolio Development
•Occupational Health & Safety
•Job Search Skills
•First Aid/CPR
•Personal Development
•Personality Dimensions
•Labour Market Info
•Stress Management
•Computer Skills
•Post-Secondary Tours
•Interest and Aptitude Surveys

The program focuses on work placements to allow participants to gain maximum amount of work experience and to build a stronger portfolio including a solid work reference from the employment placement. Participants are paid (current minimum wage) for 30 hours per week throughout the program. Employers pay only a portion of the participant’s wage.

Murphy Centre General Application

For further information please contact Lisa Roestenberg or Outreach Staff at 753-2830

Target Clients: 

If you have experienced significant barriers to employment and/or post-secondary education and are willing to commit to a full-time 41-week program, this program may prove to be very beneficial for you! Participants are expected to actively participate in the search for work placements. This includes identifying possible employers, preparing a resume and cover letter, as well as going through the interview and screening process involved.

Contact Information
Street Address: 

Lisa Roestenberg
276 Torbay Rd., Suite 201
St. John's, NL
A1A 4E1

E-mail Address: or