Local youth with disabilities can now get job preparation training and work experience.

Brandon-SourisMP Merv Tweed has announced support for an employment project to help youth who face barriers to employment.

Tweed says for many young Canadians making the transition to the job market is a challenge. The federal Skills Link program will help six youth with disabilities to develop skills and the experience needed to find jobs or return to school.

Skills Link works with single parents, Aboriginal youth, people with disabilities, immigrants, people living remote communities as well as school drop outs.