Youth Skills
Studio (YSS)

Preparing today's youth to be effective members of the workforce & beyond!

What is the YSS?

Youth Skills Studio (YSS), in partnership with the Town of Lincoln, helps empower youth aged 18-29 by equipping them with the skills and experience needed to make valuable contributions in the workplace and beyond. We offer paid work integrated learning in technology-based fields, including Digital Marketing, and Website Development. Throughout an intensive paid four-month program, associates enhance their skills by working on real-world projects for local businesses.

Recognizing the importance of soft skills in professional success, we also focus on developing in-demand soft skills such as professional communication styles, leadership behaviours, and interpersonal skills. The available workshops provide an opportunity to cultivate non-technical skills. Personalized coaching and mentoring ensure associates possess the tools and resources to translate their YSS experience into their work and life. At Civiconnect, we encourage our associates to continue learning and developing outside the Youth Skills Studio

One of the standout qualities of Civiconnect is its unwavering commitment to its employees. The company invested in continuous learning and growth opportunities, enabling me to expand my skillset and take on new challenges.

Web Development Associate

The workplace culture at Civiconnect is exceptional. It's built on a foundation of respect, collaboration, and innovation. I had the privilege of working with a group of dedicated and talented individuals who inspired me daily.

Web Development Associate

The staff at Civiconnect are committed to helping you grow and there are many opportunities to take up different responsibilities. The company's mission and values are not just words on paper but are deeply embedded in every aspect of the organization.

Marketing Associate





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Our Funding Partners

Government of CanadaEmployment OntarioProvince of Ontario

This training program is supported by the Province of Ontario’s Skills Development Fund and administered by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training, and Skills Development. This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada.