Schools and employers partner to curb youth underemployment

Canada’s major banks and financial-service companies in the Greater Toronto Area are lining up behind an initiative to ensure that every postsecondary student has a work-integrated learning experience before they graduate, hoping the strategy will create a pipeline of work-ready employees.

Within three years, the Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA) – a public-private group aimed at promoting Toronto’s long-term competitiveness – is promising to create 10,000 new work-integrated learning experiences for students…

You can read the full article by Simona Chiose on The Globe and Mail website.

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Schools and employers partner to curb youth underemployment April 20, 2017

Canada’s major banks and financial-service companies in the Greater Toronto Area are lining up behind an initiative to ensure that every postsecondary student has a work-integrated learning experience before they graduate, hoping the strategy will create a pipeline of work-ready employees.

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