Up Next Durham

Program to Help Enterprising Youth and Local Business

upNext Durham

upNext is a three week digital skills development program that offers young adults in Durham the opportunity to get real world experience among many other skills. It’s aim is to help improve participants chances of getting a job or starting their own business.
By linking businesses with the next generation of talent, this program is designed to assist Durham businesses with their social media presence by offering free digital marketing support for two weeks between May and June. By providing young adults with real connections and real experience, local businesses are helping to grow local talent – and keep them here.
The Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD) is proud to offer this program, which was first initiated by the Town of Ajax in 2015.

Seeking Participants and Businesses

Participants: Apply now to be one of the first 25 young adults to receive free, unique, ‘hands-on’ training.  After only 3 weeks, you will add skills, references and real world experience to your resume.  In addition, you will meet and collaborate with business and organization leaders from all over Durham Region. Must be 18-24, reside in the Durham Region, and be unemployed or under employed (working under 20 hours/week).
Businesses: Apply now to be one of the first local businesses to receive free, unique assistance with a social media presence. After only four weeks, your business will have assisted in providing young adults with skills, references and real world experience. In addition, your business will benefit from a greater online presence, great exposure as a participating business, and the first opportunity to hire local talent.


To learn more and to apply visit upnextdurham.ca

For more information contact:
Teresa Shaver Executive Director x 222   tshaver@bacd.ca
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