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Youth Skills Studio

The Youth Skills Studio (YSS), located in Beamsville, is a partnership between Civiconnect and the Town of Lincoln designed to support youth retention, talent attraction, and business retention and expansion here in our community. The goal of the Youth Skills Studio is to provide youth with the skills and experience they need to make valuable contributions to the workplace and beyond, helping them secure future employment. 

Tourism & Hospitality Training Program

A key priority of the Town of Lincoln’s Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan is to develop and support initiatives to attract, retain, and adapt a talent pool to meet the evolving needs of businesses and agricultural enterprises. With this objective at the forefront, the Town of Lincoln, in partnership with Civiconnect, is designing a Tourism and Hospitality workforce training and development program for youth between 18 – 29 years of age.  

This new training program is supported by the Province of Ontario’s Skills Development Fund and administered for an impactful third round by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training, and Skills Development.  

For more information, please contact Jennifer Wilhelm, Youth Skills Studio Tourism Program Liaison, by email at or by phone (289) 968 – 8045.

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Information Technology Program

The YSS work integrated learning environment provides paid employment to youth aged 15-29 to work on technology-based projects for local businesses. The experienced Tech Team facilitates high-demand technical skills development while youth deliver digital technology solutions to businesses. At regular intervals each week, our Programming Team delivers training focused on teamwork, communication, and work ethic to develop the most important non-technical skills identified by employers. The results are that:

  • youth gain the skills and experience needed in the workplace;
  • businesses gain affordable access to innovative;
  • high-impact digital technology services;
  • businesses gain risk-free access to emerging young talent; and
  • youth gain the benefits of a work-integrated learning experience at an organization designed for this purpose.