November 12, 2013 in Funding
Thereâ€™s still time to apply for ICTCâ€™s CareerConnect program! CareerConnect is a wage subsidy program designed to encourage private sector employers to hire post-secondary graduates for full-time ICT positions.
Over 100 post-secondary graduates from across Canada have already started their placements. They are gaining valuable work experience and are helping to build great Canadian companies.
Hereâ€™s what employers are saying about the CareerConnect programâ€¦
“The ICTC program provided us with the opportunity to add a young and bright individual into our organization toâ€¦embrace the online world of Social Media and online marketing.Â The participantâ€™s efforts have allowed us to establish a corporate presence onâ€¦and made our Principals among the Top 5% of viewed LinkedIn members.Â We would not have taken the first step without the ICTC funding to help us invest in online marketing and are grateful for this program.”
“Without the ICTC support we would not have been able to make this (employment) offer for another six months at least, and this is a huge advantage for a company that is seeking to bring a new innovative technology product to the market and maintain its 20% growth year after yearâ€¦the support from ICTC was phenomenal in every sense. The process was completely streamlined, the expectations were conveyed clearly and the administrative and operational support was timely.”
“The ICTC program has given our organization the ability to grow our technical and sales departments while investing in our youth. We’ve gained numerous employees through this program and it has opened many doors for us to hire in various positions. The staff and organization is wonderful to work with and we look forward to a continued partnership.â€ť
With Canadaâ€™s youth unemployment at about 14%, the CareerConnect program offers a practical solution for youth to gain valuable industry experience. Mentorship, team-based knowledge sharing, handâ€™s on training and shadowing help participants bridge the gap between their education and the world of work.
Hereâ€™s what participants are saying about the program:
â€ś(CareerConnect) is allowing me the opportunity to work at a job I am very passionate about while developing new skills within the workforce. This program is making my development as a professional and GIS Technical Analyst possible, providing me an opportunity I would not have otherwise. The program has been so beneficial and I am grateful to be a part of it.â€ťÂ
â€śItâ€™s often difficult to get employers to give you a chance when you have not worked in an industry in some time, or even just when youâ€™re unemployed. The chance to prove that you have the necessary skills, build references, build your resume, and improve your capabilities is extremely valuable, and Iâ€™m thankful for it. My work has without question been one of the most intense learning experiences I’ve had so far.â€ť
â€ś(CareerConnect) is making a huge difference in my career, itâ€™s a great place to learn about a new and emerging field that all companies will be implementing into their marketing programs in the near future â€¦Itâ€™s an amazing experience being on the ground floor of such an amazing opportunity to learn, and have great mentors to learn from.â€ť
Please note ICTC considers applications for the CareerConnect program on a first-come-first-serve basis. Funds are limited and eligibility does not guarantee approval. For further information on the program please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.