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Youth Advisors

Ministry
Labour, Training and Skills Development
Address
14th Floor, 400 University Avenue
Toronto
M7A1T7
Background
Order in Council 1224/2020 (opens a new window)
Order in Council 1223/2020 (opens a new window)
Function

The Youth Advisors (“the Advisors”) are established to provide advice and recommendations to the Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development (“the Minister”) on matters related to increasing the engagement of youth, under 30 years of age, including youth from under-resented groups, in the skilled trades and addressing the stigma associated with pursuing a career in the skilled trades, while recongizing the current COVID-19 climate.

The scope of the mandate for the Advisors will include consulting with stakeholders, including youth, and providing advice and recommendations to the Minister on the following key priorities:

- Access and Pathways into Apprenticeship: improving access to the skilled trades and apprenticeship system by clearly articulating the pathways and supports for prospective apprentices, and addressing stigma, in an effort to increase the number of apprentices in the province;
- Identifying the barriers facing youth from groups that are traditionally under-represented in the skilled trades and exploring strategies to encourage their participation in apprenticeship training. 
- Supporting the retention of apprentices and successful completion of an apprenticeship program; and
- Supporting overall success for apprentices, including improved transitions to careers in the skilled trades, and better identifying the needs of small to medium sized enterprises--including those businesses impacted by COVID-19. 

Term

Nine months

Meetings
meet with the Minister, Deputy Minister, or delegated Ministry staff at the discretion of the Minister to discuss the progress of the key deliverables and any emerging issues or ideas; meet with Ministry staff at the discretion of the Minister to receive briefings, materials or documentation relevant to the skilled trades and apprenticeship modernization model
Remuneration

The Special Advisor shall be remunerated at the rate $398 per diem, to a maximum of $75,000.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Special Advisor (Part-Time) ADAM MELNICK
20-Aug-2020 - 19-May-2021
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2. Special Advisor (Part-Time) ANDREW PARISER
20-Aug-2020 - 19-May-2021
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3. Special Advisor (Part-Time) JENNIFER GREEN
20-Aug-2020 - 19-May-2021
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