ASPIRE: greater workplace training opps for post secondary students

April 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

April 19, announced [document]by the Toronto Financial Service Alliance for post-secondary students:  “Toronto region’s financial services employers are increasing their investment in young Canadians through a ground-breaking, sector-wide initiative to create 10,000 new work-integrated learning opportunities for post-secondary students by the end of 2020. Named ASPIRE, the pilot program has been designed by the Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA), with the help of 10 financial services employers and 7 Ontario colleges and universities. ASPIRE’s complementary goals are to improve students’ transition from school to the workplace and grow the pipeline of in-demand skills needed in the sector.”

See also April 19 Globe and Mail article Schools, employers partner to fight underemployment by Simona Chiose. From the article : “For students, a co-op or internship can address some of the gap between education and experience that is leading an increasing number of postsecondary graduates to struggle with underemployment. For employers, training students is essential to finding people with the right mix of skills to fill future positions”  and “The aim of both educators and employers involved in Aspire is to try to make sure that every student graduates ready for an era of accelerating technological disruption, said David McKay, CEO of the Royal Bank.”

Check it out! Rowan


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