Employment placements and experiential learning for youth who are out of work and out of school.
A hands-on work placement in a relaxed environment where 18-29 year-olds explore different aspects of the food system, while earning wages and experience.
- Expand your knowledge of food work opportunities
- Gain experience
- Build your network and gain references
- Contribute to building a better food system in Guelph-Wellington
- Pursue your interests
- Meet new people and have fun!
Your 3-month paid placement will be based at the work location(s) that is the best fit for you (warehouse, kitchen, or food growing). You will have a chance to experience all work locations, eat good food, try new things, and explore new interests!
It’s definitely helped out with figuring out what I enjoy and what I don’t… [it’s]Youth with Employment Placement
giving me an idea of what I’m capable of, essentially.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I don’t have any previous experience or a big interest in food work. Could this still be for me?
A: YES! No previous experience or desire to become a chef required.
Q: What is the atmosphere like?
A: The SEED prioritizes creating a welcoming, open, accessible, respectful environment. Our staff are here to support your learning any way we can!
Q: I don’t have a car. How will I get around?
A: We are committed to working with each person to find transportation solutions that will work for them.
Q: How many hours/ how long are the placements?
A: We work with each participant to find a placement that works for them and the needs of our social enterprises.
For more info, contact:
Nicole Leighton, Packing and Youth Employment Lead