Description (Service) Comprehensive employment and job search services * assessment of skills, interests and experience * job search strategies, including resume preparation * information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities * on-the-job training, work experience * help in maintaining employment * information and referral to other employment and community services

Youth Job Link – youth-focused career exploration and career management workshops * job search, readiness and matching assistance for year-round part-time or summer jobs

Youth Job Connection -- paid pre-employment training * job matching * paid job placements with placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers * mentorship * education and work transitions supports

Youth Job Connection Summer -- summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the year

Second Career Program -- skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

Services for employers -- help in identifying human resource skills requirements * matching of workplace needs to workers' skills, capabilities, interests and experience * support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention

Canada-Ontario Job Grant -- financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees * available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees

ESL - English As A Second Language (available at Exeter site)

Employment Counsellors: Kelly Harrison, and Peggy Hulley, pegghull@fc.amds
Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm * also, flexible hours available by appointment
Dates Year round
Areas Served Huron County
Eligibility Self-service information and resources -- anyone, including people with jobs, those who are under-employed, people looking for work, students, apprentices, internationally trained individuals, employers

Assisted services (such as supported job search, job matching and placement, job retention services) -- people who are unemployed and out of school

Youth Job Link -- Self-service information and resources, any youth 15-29 years, including students * Job matching services, youth 15-29 years, including students, who reside in Ontario and are eligible to work in Canada

Youth Job Connection -- Ontario residents 15-29 years who are eligible to work in Canada, unemployed, not attending school full time and experiencing multiple barriers to employment

Youth Job Connection Summer -- Ontario residents 15-18 years who intend to continue high school or go on to postsecondary education after the job placement * focus on those facing challenging life circumstances and at risk of experiencing poor transitions between education and work
Application Call or drop in * for general information on Employment Ontario services call the toll-free Employment Ontario contact centre at 1-800-387-5656 (TTY 1-866-533-6339) or visit
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Exeter
Address & Map
The Centre for Employment & Learning
349 Main St S
Exeter, ON N0M 1S6
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Intersection Main St S (Hwy 4) and Sanders St E
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-235-0471
Fax 519-235-2716
Primary Contact Brittany O'Brien, Site Coordinator; Phone: ext 307; Email:
Alternate Contact Vicki Durand, Clerical Support; Phone: ext 309; Email:
Primary Executive Ralf Mesenbrink, Principal of Adult and Alternative Education; Phone: 519 524 2515 ext 215; Email:
Mailing Address PO Box 173 
Exeter, ON N0M 1S6

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