Manufacturing Youth Skills Training Program – MYST

(Serving Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and surrounding communities)

COVID PROTOCOL: This program will be delivered virtually for the entire six (6) weeks. Occupational First Aid will be delivered in person with covid safety protocols in place with the organization providing the training.


If you are between the ages of 17 and 29 and struggle to find work, then our Manufacturing Youth Skills Training (MYST) program might be perfect for you!

The MYST program is designed to provide YOU with specialized industry training that helps you FIND and KEEP work.

Did you know that right now employers in the manufacturing and food processing industries are looking for you? There is a huge shortage in British Columbia for skilled and unskilled workers.

Get PAID skills training and work connections for jobs in Manufacturing and Food Processing industries like:

  • Manufacturing, Construction, Restoration, Roofing, Sheet Metal
  • Food & Beverage Processing
  • Meat, Dairy & Baked Goods
  • Retail Stores & Big Box Stores
  • Craft Breweries, Vineyards, Cannabis Industries, Landscaping
  • Fast Foods & Coffee Shops

If you need a job and want PAID training, get started on your road to success with the Manufacturing Youth Skills Training program!

Who is Eligible?

  • Unemployed or precariously employed
  • Between the ages of 17 and 29
  • Not a full-time student
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Not actively participating in another Provincially or Federally funded labour market program
  • Committed to 6 weeks of training
  • Note: EI Recipients ARE eligible!

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The Manufacturing Youth Skills Training (MYST) program builds youth employment skills for entry-level positions within the Manufacturing and Food and Beverage Processing sectors.

Participants will attend 6 weeks of group-based skills training 5 days per week for a total of 25 hours per week and will receive a training allowance of up to $250 per week. Participants will attend a 4 week paid work experience with a host employer paid as a wage subsidy to the employer to cover part of the participant’s wage and is intended to assist a participant to obtain and maintain a job while in training.

MYST Participants explore work experience opportunities in the Manufacturing Industry, including the Food and Beverage Processing sector. Staff support each participant as they prepare a list of employers based on interests, skills, values, geographic location, and a targeted training plan. With help from the Job Developer, participants submit customized application packages to the employer of their choice. Mission Community Skills Centre Society facilitates a third party agreement with the employer prior to participants beginning their work experience placements.

Throughout the work experience/wage subsidy placement, the Job Developer monitors participants through regular site visits and on-going communication with the employers and participants. The Job Developer works with each participant based on their skills, capacity, and experience to ensure success while providing individuals coaching and mentorship to foster skill development and address and overcome barriers to employment.

Participants receive the following services:

  • Pre-employment Services and supports
  • One-on-one development and follow-through of a training plan
  • Pre-employment Counselling / Coaching
  • Assessments –Employment Readiness Scale, Personality Style Indicator, Values Preference Indicator, Stress Indicator and Health Planner, Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode
  • Occupational First Aid Level 1, WHMIS, Intro to Food Processing Skills, Intro to Manufacturing, including understanding manufacturing processes, mobile equipment safety / identifying hazards at work, work orders and quality control, and speed and accuracy in manufacturing…and more!

Get in Touch

Whether you are looking to hire your next great employee, or want to get the skills you need for the job market, we are here to help. Contact us today!