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When preparing youth for the workforce, the ConnectLinc programs offers one of Canada’s best skills readiness programs. It is a space for youth to learn, achieve, and become certified in an unconventional and fun educational environment.
Powered by the Town of Lincoln and operated by Civiconnect, ConnectLinc is running a one-week skills readiness program in Beamsville, Ontario during March Break for youth between 12 – 14 years old. Sessions will run March 13th – March 17th 2022 from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm.
Participants will gain access to industry experts and guest speakers, learn relevant skills to meet today’s workforce demands, and leave the program with a portfolio of certifications.
ConnectLinc wants to give your child the tools they need in order to prepare for todays workforce.

2022 Dates and Fees - Register Here

Please note that program fees noted below do not include applicable taxes (13% HST), transportation (bus to/from ConnectLinc at start of day), or other incidentals/options.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Program session content is identical in Fall to the 2022 Summer programming, participants are welcome to attend twice, but should not expect new material. We encourage participants to keep an eye out on Winter programming to upgrade after the summer/Fall season!
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ConnectLinc Program and Activities

Certifications

With comprehensive and in-depth training ConnectLinc ensures that youth are ready to enter the work force at entry level. The Certifications gained throughout the program will ensure that participants are job-ready, with safety as their top priority when entering the job market. Credentials include First Aid and CPR, WHMIS, AODA, Safety in the Workplace, and more!

Skills Training

Developing core skills, awareness of workers’ rights, and understanding of entrepreneurship are the building blocks for lifelong learning and the capability to adapt to change. At ConnectLinc youth will gain the necessary technical skills needed to enter today’s work force. Over the March Break participants will gain skills in communication, problem-solving, teamwork, and learning to learn.

Access to the Local Employers and Industry Professionals

ConnectLinc partners closely with hospitality and tourism leaders within the community to develop interesting and insightful course content that is relevant to youth in the job market. Participants will have access to guest lecturers , networking opportunities, and employment exposure! Some notable experts that ConnectLinc works closely with are: Employment Help Centre, Vintage Hotels, Domaine Queylus, Peller Estates, Newark Brewing, Conversations Café & Youth Zone, and more!

What will the week at ConnectLinc look like?

Monday – Confidence Building, Phone and Email Etiquette, AODA
Tuesday – CPR & First Aid
Wednesday – 2 Guest Lecturers s, Off-Site Visit to Partner Location
Thursday – Resume Building, Interview tips and tricks, Mock Interviews
Friday – Review of Resumeand Interviews, Stress Management, Problem Solving, Social Media/Self Representation

Our Team

All ConnectLinc staff have one thing in coming: they are committed to providing/making a positive impact in the lives of every ConnectLinc participant.
Our leaders possess varying backgrounds such as, recreation and outdoor education professionals, teachers, and post-secondary graduates and students, ConnectLinc provides participants with a variety of qualifications in multiple program areas.
Every staff member at ConnectLinc has undergone an extensive hiring and training process. Leaders hold certifications in training, or skill sets, taught at ConnectLinc. Our staff must complete a two-month specialized training program prior to the start of the program and complete all on-going training.
Each leader has passed a police check and completed a multi-step interview process. This ensures that participants learn new skills from highly trained and experienced instructors. All staff must possess a First Aid qualification and a High-Five certification.
Participants are at the core of ConnectLinc. To provide consistent and individual attention to each participant, ConnectLinc has a 1:10 (average) staff to participant ratio. We know this is the key to participant success and enjoyment in our instructional programs and daily recreational activities.
ConnectLinc is the launching pad for a safe and successful career, because of this it is at the core of Mission Statement. We vow to understand our expectations and believe in the potential of every youth.
from left to right, top to bottom: Samantha – Camp Supervisor, Mei – Counsellor, Elly – Counsellor, Gabriel – Counsellor, Cristina – Assistant Supervisor

Where You Will Find Us!

ConnectLinc is located in the heart of Downtown Beamsville at 4996 Beam St.

About Final Forms & Details

Final Forms and details are emailed to all registered guardians once registrations has been completed.
All information you submit about you participant online is secure and confidential. Profile information can only be reviewed by the account holder and ConnectLinc administrators.
Please note, that the Final Forms and payments must be completed and submitted one week prior to start date.

Downloads

Parents & Guardians -
Please download the Family Handbook
Please review the handbook thoroughly for important updates on current ConnectLinc programs.

Registration Policies

HOLDING SPOTS

Please note that spots WILL NOT be held without payment and completed applications.

REFUND POLICY

All fees are non-refundable.
Any participant that chooses to leave the program during the Program session period WILL NOT be eligible for a full or partial refund. In the case of illness or injury incurred at ConnectLinc, a refund will be provided for remaining dates pro-rated. There will be no refund or reduction of fees for participants choosing to arrive late or leave early.
Refunds are normally processed in full by the end of ConnectLinc’s financial quarter that the Program session falls within.

Privacy Policy

ConnectLinc is committed to keeping the personal information of our participants, families, and clients accurate, confidential, secure and private. Our Privacy Policy has been designed to inform families, clients, staff and third parties of ConnectLinc of our commitment and recognition to meet the terms and spirit of the federal Personal Information Protection & Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA, January 1, 2004). For more information, you can read our full privacy policy HERE

FAQs

What is the participant to staff ratio?

Our participant to staff ratio is 10:1

How many participants are attending?

The program will have a maximum of 20 participants. This allows ConnectLinc to ensure that each participant receives the individual attention they require to succeed.

Do you offer extended care?

ConnectLinc will offer extended care for the March Break Program.

What should youth bring to ConnectLinc?

In order to succeed please make sure the participant brings the following to the ConnectLinc program (please note, this information will be accessible in the March Break Handbook as well as other helpful information):

  • Snacks (there are break periods when participants enjoy a small snack). We are a nut free facility, and parents are asked to pack nut free lunches and snacks.

  • Water bottle

  • Pencil case containing basic school supplies (pencils, erasers, scissors, markers and/or pencil crayons)

  • Closed toe and heel shoes must be worn to comply with camp safety rules (preferably running shoes)

  • Any doctor prescribed medications (ConnectLinc staff will not administer medications except in the case of a life-threatening situation such as administering an EpiPen which is provided by the parent)

Will participants need to bring a device to the program?

No, participants will not need to (and we request that they do not) bring any devices to the program. A laptop will be provided to participants at all locations for use during the program.

Do you have any subsidies for low-income families or single parents?

As a not-for-profit, ConnectLinc does not have a formal subsidy program. We suggest parents contact their local service clubs and agencies to enquire about existing program subsidy programs.

Do ConnectLinc staff administer medication?

There is at least one staff member at every site that has their First Aid and CPR certification, however, program facilitators DO NOT administer medications (unless it is an emergency such as the use of an EpiPen). If any participant should need medication throughout the day please arrange for a parent or a designated persons to come and do so. Also, please ensure this information is communicated clearly on the registration form when enrolling a participant.

What is the process for sign in and sign out?

To ensure safety, all participants must be signed in and out at the time of drop off and pick up. Participants can be signed in and out by: a guardian, an authorized persons as stated on their registration form, or by the participant if stated on the registration form. Please make sure to arrange your preferred method of check-in and check-out on the first day with the program staff.

How can this program provide an inclusive space for youth with exceptionalities?

We pride ourselves on creating an inclusive space where all participants feel safe and welcome in. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to accommodate for your adolescents' success. Please note, we are unable to offer 1:1 care.

How can this program accommodate for participants with dietary restrictions and food allergies?

Please let staff know of any dietary restrictions or food allergies upon registration. Participants will be asked to pack their own lunch every day and thus can control what they have. Occasionally, snacks will be served throughout the day and the staff will take all precautions necessary to ensure peoples safety.

Please note, this is a nut free environment!