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Start a rewarding career path in the Food and Beverage industry. The YCafe Training program will train you to excel. Over a 10-week journey, you will gain hands-on work experience in a real cafe setting, a solid skill set and connections with employers eager to hire you. In addition, you get paid while participating.   


46,400 new workers needed for food-and-beverage services by 2028

Program Features:

  • 10 weeks of hands-on training in our fully functional cafe, workshops and kitchen skills
  • Weekly living allowance (based on minimum wage)
  • 1:1 professional coach providing career and life skills training
  • Free relevant certifications (up to $1,000) such as First Aid, Super Host and many others
  • Program participation and job-start financial support available (on a discretionary basis)
  • Free six-month YMCA Membership (gym, pool and fitness classes)
  • YMCA-provided (polo) uniform


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1 - BC Labour Market Outlook, 2018 Edition