ECHO Application FinalECHO Application Guide 2016 FinalEnvironmental and Cultural Hiring Opportunity (ECHO) Program is designed to build strong connections between youth and local organizations, communities, and municipalities by providing students (ages 15-30) with training and employment opportunities through paid work placements with community-based organizations.
Each ECHO project placement must have an environmental or cultural focus. Each project must provide a direct or indirect benefit to the community in which it takes place, be completed using the resources at hand, and provide meaningful work and learning experiences to the students.
Some of the outstanding features of this program include:
- Proposed work placements can be for individual student work, or as part of a larger project.
- Wage subsidy: CCNL will contribute 75% of the cost of student placements while the community partner is responsible to contribute only 25%.
- Students hired through the ECHO program will be paid at a rate of $11.50/hour.
- Community partners can apply for a maximum of two ECHO students.
- Community Partners can apply for 8, 12 or 15 week placements. (Community Partners will have the choice to avail of a reduced duration if partial funding is granted.)
- CCNL will be responsible for administering funds, assisting with recruitment and hiring, payroll, primary supervision, safety orientation and training, and provide some safety equipment for student placements.
- Community partners devise work plans to meet the needs of the organization or community.
All the details for the ECHO Program can be found in the attached documents or at http://www.ccnl.ca/news-and-events/current-news/
The deadline for the ECHO Program is February 19, 2016.
In addition to this brand new program, CCNL is also accepting applications for our 2016 Green Team employment program. Our flagship program has been a tremendous resource for communities across Newfoundland and Labrador for more than 20 years and we look forward to another exciting season of employment opportunities for youth and working with our incredible partners to enhance and restore communities around the province! All Green Team Program details can be found at http://www.ccnl.ca/programs/green-team/