“Youth University offers an experience like no other on campus. Working for Youth University not only provided me with a job but an opportunity to explore new challenges and develop professional goals.”
4th year Biotechnology Student,
At Youth University we realize that a high quality program must be built on a foundation of high quality staff. Our student staff are outstanding leaders, role models, and experts in their chosen fields. They are carefully selected for their professionalism, expertise, attention to safety, and love for helping people to learn and develop through adventurous learning experiences.
- Annually we employ over 60 students and pay out approximately over $120,000 in student salaries.
- It is part of our mandate to invest heavily in student training and we purposefully spend a great deal of time with each student staff on training and one-on-one development.
- On average, students are provided with 9600 hours of hands-on teaching experience. Each student receives approximately 50 hours of training in topics such as risk management, special needs, learning styles, and classroom management. We also provide our climbing staff with technical training on our low and high ropes course, and our climbing wall. Our staff receive lab safety training. It is required that all program delivery staff be trained in standard first aid and CPR.
- Portfolios are quickly becoming the norm for jobs that involve working with children. Long term student staff will receive the foundation for creating a professional portfolio of their own upon completion of their contract. We also provide information on how to use the portfolio in the interview process and how to continue to build the portfolio as students learn and grow towards their career in working with children.