×

Stride Place. New Name ... Same Great Place!

Stride Place... A Place for You!  For schedules and upcoming events, Click Here...

A new program coordinator's been with the Portage Learning and Literacy Centre (PLLC) since September and is excited about her new 12-week youth employment strategy program that's just been given the thumbs-up for a three-year extension. 

"I'm newly onboard," says Erin Myran. "I started at the end of September, so I've been here for four or five months. It's a newly-funded program. There were youth programs prior to this that were administered through the (Portage) Learning and Literacy Centre. But an application was put for a pilot-run for this new program to be run for six months. That's what I am doing now."

erin myran feb 162017 3

Myran says the program matches employees with employers based upon the interests of the employee. The first round consisted of a 12-week work placement experience with a new one beginning April 3 that'll run for 13 weeks. Stipulations include participants' residency in the central plains region who are between 15 and 30 years of age, facing some barrier to employment, and not on E.I., or able to waive E.I. for the duration of the 13-week program.

The host employer has to be able to host a funded placement, be willing to train the participant and offer them the work experience upon completion.

Its success was attributed to the retention of some participants by employers after the first series of weeks. The PLLC submitted a report to its funders and put in a proposal that turned out to be what the funding party was looking for.

Myran says she has roots in Long Plain First Nation and Portage, and has previously lived in Winnipeg and Brandon. She adds she likes it here in Portage.

20 participants will be selected, and employers and participants can contact her at (204) 857-6304, Ext. 267 for more information.

×

Stride Place. New Name ... Same Great Place!

Stride Place... A Place for You!  For schedules and upcoming events, Click Here...

More Local News

PAWS Copes With Flood Issues

The warm temperatures that caused melting in Portage la Prairie this past weekend has left Portage Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) Inc. under water. Christine Dack and Staci Creighton of PAWS say the…

Co-op Contributes To United Way's Workplace Campaign

Workplace campaign donations have been one aspect of Portage Plains United Way's fundraising efforts for some time. A past regular contributor has been the Portage Co-op, who presented a cheque…

Small Crowd For PLPSD's Public Budget Meeting

There weren't too many people who stopped in for the Portage la Prairie School Division's (PLPSD) public meeting for their preliminary budget last night at Portage Collegiate. "It's disappointing…

RCMP Stress Ice Safety

It's important to be safe near any frozen lakes with warmer conditions looking like they're here to stay in southern Manitoba. That's from the Portage la Prairie RCMP, who want to remind you to be…

Rotary Shares Accomplishments With Help of Friends

The Portage Rotary Club held a Friends of Rotary luncheon yesterday at Canada Inns in Portage la Prairie, recognizing those who help the club do many of the things they do. Membership director Tyler…

Chamber Sees Changes In Portage Tomorrow

A change is happening tomorrow at the Portage and District Chamber of Commerce. "After lunch tomorrow I'll be past president of the Portage and District Chamber of Commerce," says Dave Omichinski.…

Suspicious Visitors Making Way Through Portage

Portage la Prairie RCMP warn citizens to be vigilant when strangers approach their homes. They've received multiple calls from people across the city in regards to suspicious people asking to check…

American NATO Funding Call Reasonable - Bezan

The call by the Trump administration for all members of NATO to pay their full share for running the organization comes as no surprise to Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman MP James Bezan. He's the Opposition…

Preliminary Budget Approved By PLPSD

The Board of Trustees of the Portage la Prairie School Division (PLPSD) has approved a preliminary budget for 2017-2018. The Board will be consulting with School Advisory Councils, as well as seeking…

Great Turnout for Church Grand Opening in Sidney

The grand opening of a new church sanctuary was celebrated this past Sunday in the community of Sidney, and about 70 people from all over the region came out for the celebration. Pearl Wieler,…

RCMP Weekly Report - Feb. 13-19th

The following is a summary of police activity in the Central Plains Area (Portage la Prairie, Treherne, Amaranth and the surrounding Rural Municipalities). The reporting dates are between Feb. 13 and…

Power Off, Then On

We received several reports from parts of the city this morning about power outages. They included Saskatchewan Avenue traffic lights from Royal Road to 12th Street West, as well Portage Collegiate.…

MP Thrilled With CETA Approval

Following the federal government's success in striking a Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union, the Conservative Party's in full favour. "We're very happy to see that…

Watch For Icy Patches

The rain we saw yesterday in southern Manitoba means today's return to work is a bit slippery. Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation says the Trans Canada Highway between Winnipeg and the…

Louis Riel Day in Rural Manitoba

Yesterday was Louis Riel day and communities across the province put on activities in celebration of the occasion. In MacGregor the day was jam-packed with activities including hockey games, skating,…

Emergency Plan Updated In North Norfolk

The Municipality of North Norfolk recently updated its emergency plan. Mayor Neil Christoffersen says their Emergency Coordinator goes over the plan each year and updates everything, including the…

People Pack Stride Place For Louis Riel Celebration

It was a packed house for the Portage Regional Recreation Authority's fifth annual Louis Riel Day celebration Sunday at Stride Place. There were many different types of entertainment throughout the…

RM of Armstrong Petitioned for Help

The council of the RM of Armstrong was met by two delegations of community groups requesting help to continue operating their facilities throughout RM communities. "A delegation representing the…

Home Care Need Not As Great In Southwest

While some parts of the province prepare for an increase in home care numbers that may not be the case for Southwestern Manitoba. A report commissioned by the province concluded the number of home…

Fans Embrace Slushy Race Weekend

It was a great weekend for spectators of the Winnipeg Sports Car Club's (WSCC) Fire on Ice Racing Tour on Crescent Lake in Portage la Prairie. The warm temperature wasn't exactly the greatest for the…

DiscoverWestman.com is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Bag Sale

22 February 2017 12:00 am - 26 February 2017 6:00 am

Mckenzie thrift store





Stay 'n Play

22 February 2017 10:30 am - 19 April 2017 12:30 pm

The Portage Friendship Parent/Child Program, Portage la Prairie





Winter Wednesdays - Community Bike Repair Shop

22 February 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Community Bike Repair Shop, Portage la Prairie





Read Between the Frames - "The Girl on the Train"

22 February 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Portage la Prairie Regional Library, Portage la Prairie





Login