CULTURE AND HERITAGE IN TIMMINS-JAMES BAY GETS BOOST: Students Hired in Two Community Museums

More young people are getting employment this summer in the region thanks the Young Canada Works Program (YCW). The Canadian Museum Association has approved two students for the Museum of Northern History in Kirkland Lake and one for the Englehart and Area Historical Museum.

 

Charlie Angus says the program really helps small museums. “These community museums are fixtures in their towns but they don’t always have the staffing due to budgetary constraints. YCW will allow them to offer extra programming.”

 

Angus says students also benefit by getting real life experience. “Students and recent graduates now have the chance to work in their chosen career path. They will develop their skills, build a resume and earn money at the same time.

 

The program is offered through the Department of Canadian Heritage and administered through the Canadian Museums Association.

 

Timmins-James Bay also received funding for 141 students from the Canada Summer Jobs Program.