Getting paid to assist folks is the right summer season job for Barrie resident Ashley Vos.
The Western College pupil was employed by means of the federal Canada Summer season Jobs program because the fundraising assistant on the IOOF Seniors Houses and is engaged on co-ordinating the seventeenth annual Younger at Coronary heart motorbike trip, taking place Sept. 24.
“I wanted a job to pay for tuition, and I regarded on Certainly. I used to be searching for a job that may problem me,” Vos stated. “I discovered this one. It is work, nevertheless it’s serving to folks — it is two birds with one stone, and it’s enjoyable.”
She simply began this month and talked concerning the place for World Youth Abilities Day, marked on July 15 to have fun the significance of giving younger folks expertise for employment.
Whereas the 21-year-old is finding out biology at college, she hasn’t selected a particular profession simply but.
“Final 12 months, I believed, ‘There is not any manner I am discovering a job.’ However in my higher years I have been uncovered to much more jobs. My professors confirmed me what I might be doing,” she stated. “I am certain I will discover one thing I get pleasure from.”
Abilities she dropped at her summer season job are self-motivation, group and a way of time administration.
“Communication can be necessary. I have been reaching out to lots of people. And writing and sharing social media posts — it needs to be charming.”
In response to Vos, social media savviness is likely one of the new expertise this subsequent technology ought to study for a profession.
“It is a new manner of selling now. And it is one of many largest methods to get your message throughout and get folks concerned.”
One other talent she feels millennials have, which wasn’t as necessary to child boomers, is a way of work-life stability.
“I would like my life to not revolve round my profession. I desire a glad life,” she stated.
And, in fact, being adaptable in a profession can be key — particularly post-pandemic, she added.
“We have all earned this in the previous couple of years. Who is aware of what is going on to occur sooner or later? There are such a lot of technical developments, and local weather change (impacting society).”
When requested if there are any old skool expertise that are not obligatory, Vos advised conventional typing.
“Typing was a (realized) talent, and now everybody is aware of tips on how to sort.”
Vos’s supervisor and IOOF capital marketing campaign supervisor, Elyse Martin, is grateful to have somebody aiding with fundraising.
“The IOOF Seniors Houses applies yearly for pupil positions by means of Canada Summer season Jobs, and at the moment has 5 positions throughout numerous departments, together with nursing, upkeep, applications and recreation and fundraising,” Martin stated. “Supporting the training and coaching of in the present day’s youth is important to strengthening tomorrow’s workforce. By offering alternatives for college students to study and achieve on-the-job expertise, we’re serving to to develop their sensible work expertise, and displaying them that long-term care might be a future profession path that’s proper for them.”