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A work experience and skills development program for young adults aged 20 – 30 that have completed some post-secondary training.

 Program Overview

Launch is an MCG program that focuses on providing paid work experience opportunities and career and employment coaching to young adults struggling with the “I need experience to get a job – I need a job to get experience” cycle.  Launch works closely with local employers to provide supported work experience placements allowing the participants to acquire and enhance their skills, overcome barriers to employment and receive job retention support.

Launch offers each program participant:

  • Individualized one-on-one career and employment coaching
  • Job search skills development
  • Up to 12 weeks of paid work experience
  • Development of an individualized action plan
  • Job retention support after a job has been obtained to enhance participant success
  • Access to a Resource Area including computer work stations, job board, and resource library
  • Training salary for time spent in coaching/workshop sessions

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Between the ages of 20 and 30
  • Unemployed and having difficulty finding employment due to a lack of career focus or relevant experience for at least six months
  • Have completed high school (diploma or GED) and have some post-secondary training (college, university, or trade)
  • Wanting to obtain full-time employment

Program Highlights:

  • Designed to help young adults obtain work experience and employment
  • Earn while you learn. Paid for training and work experience hours
  • Offered at no cost


  • Approximately 12 – 14 weeks


  • Continuous

Industries of Employment/Employers in Entry Level Positions:

  • Manufacturing
  • Sales
  • Retail/Customer Service
  • Hospitality/ Restaurant
  • Agrifoods
  • Social Assistance
  • Construction
  • Supply Chain
  • Early Learning/ Childcare

Job Opportunities:

  • Courier
  • Labourer
  • Warehouse Associate
  • Caregiver
  • Accounting/ Booking Associate
  • Receptionist
  • Animal Care Attendant
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Food Services Worker
  • Installation Technician
  • And many more!

Is this program the right option for me?

If you are between the ages of 20 and 30, have completed your high school diploma and at least one post-secondary course (college, university, or trades) and are struggling to find employment either due to a lack of work experience or lack of career focus, this program is a great option to consider.

Contact Information

P 780-732-4283 | F 780-448-1392
Address: 11th Floor, 10109 – 106 Street Edmonton, AB T5J 3L7

Other Locations

Launch Calgary Program

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Interested in learning more about our Launch Program? Fill out your information on the form below, and one of our career counselors will contact you within 24 business hours.

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“The reason I joined MCG is that I felt lost. I couldn’t keep a job. I didn’t know how to handle work issues and I could never get a call back for an interview. When I joined, I had awful communication skills and didn’t know how to deal with conflict, nor could I even speak in front of a crowd. Since completing the 9 weeks in class,  I am now able to confidently stand in front of a group of strangers and speak. I learned to deal with conflict in the workplace and I am overall more confident in my work ethics. MCG continuously encourages me to do my best, reach my goals and be the person I know I can become.”


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