Career Focus Local and Regional Projects provides funding for employers and organizations to design and deliver a range of activities that enable youth make more informed career decisions and develop their skills.
The program aims to:
- increase the supply of highly qualified workers;
- facilitate the transition of highly-skilled young people to a rapidly changing labour market;
- promote the benefits of advanced studies; and,
- demonstrate federal leadership by investing in the skills required to meet the needs of the knowledge economy
The Program is also part of the Youth Employment Strategy, a horizontal initiative involving eleven federal departments and agencies.