Technical Work Experience Project (TWEP) is a national employment initiative that is very useful for the youths. CFS-NWT has trained over thirty school and college students since 2004. The TWEP program employs youth, to work at the refurbishing centre to gain knowledge of computers and computer equipment.Youth must be between the ages 15 - 30.The rate of pay is $15.00 per hour plus 4% vacation pay. We also design and deliver workshops to the Aboriginal/ First Nations people and communities.
While at Computers for Schools, under the supervision of CFS Repair Centre managers, young technicians will repair and refurbish computer equipment, sort and test computer software, prepare and package computers for shipment. The young technicians will also provide technical support to local schools. In addition to practical, marketable work experience, each young technician will be allowed and encouraged to search for full-time work continually throughout their employment with the program.
Current TWEPs 2010-2011
Pre-Requisites to Apply at The Time of Instake/Selection
Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive)
A student currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution, such as colleges, universities, schools of technologies, CEGEP (college d'enseignement general et professionel) or a youth who has completed at least one (1) course at a university or other post-secondary institution.
A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada
Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
Not in receipt of Employment Insurance (IE) benefits