Connecting young people with upgrading, training and employment.
What is the ISE Program?
The Individual Skills Enhancement Program provides funding for you to upgrade your skills, education, and/or take training in
order to help you get the job you want! Participants must complete an application process and eligibility screening.
How Can ISE Help?
The Individual Skills Enhancement program will:
Pay for training related costs including tuition, books, and mandatory student fees for a course no longer than
Assist with additional costs which can include parking, transit passes, and dependant care.
Arrange a work placement for up to 14 weeks in a position related to the training received.
Young people are eligible if they are:
Between 15 and 30 years old
Legally entitled to work in Canada and Ontario
Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or granted refugee status in Canada
NOT in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, and
In need of assistance to overcome employment barriers
Training and work placement
No other funding support is available
The course duration is a maximum of 12 weeks
The course is provided by an institution recognized by the Government of Ontario
The course is a necessary and logical step within the young person’s employment action plan.
Types of Training
General employment readiness
Literacy and numeracy enhancement (as could be addressed within a 12 week period)
Structured General Equivalency Diploma (GED) preparation and upgrading
After training, you will :
Participate in a work placement up to 14 weeks in length
Participate in a work placement that is relevant to the training you have received
How to Get Started
Contact your Case Worker or Employment Counsellor if you meet the general eligibility criteria.
A Training and Skills Assessment will help you reach your goals.
If you don’t have an Employment Counsellor, you can contact Brad Labadie or Nathan Gilmour, Community Coordinators for more information and to get connected.
Brad Labadie, Community Coordinator
Nathan Gilmour, Community Coordinator