Do you want to:
- Demonstrate your commitment to developing young talent - social responsibility?
- Demonstrate corporate values through action (i.e. people, diversity, innovation, etc.)?
- Increase your brand awareness?
- Save recruitment costs on entry/junior resources?
- Identify potential talent for future business growth?
- Contribute to improving Nova Scotia’s econom?
- Do your part to improve the likelihood of talented recent graduates staying in Nova Scotia?
If so, you would be a great fit for our youth employment work!
We've created an easy way to enable you to help keep talented youth in our province and grow our economy by connecting young professionals with employers like you.
The goals: broker a connection and create an opportunity that adds value for both parties and ideally results in long term employment, either directly through that opportunity or indirectly by increasing the youth’s employability through skills development, experience, and an expanded network.
We will learn about your company, including your culture, values, skill needs, business objectives, etc. If we have a young professional who is a good match, we'll connect you with that peron and let you take it from there. The committment from you is to provide that person feedback so that s/he can learn from the experience.
We have a pool of participants from diverse interest areas and educational backgrounds, including: IT, industrial/ mechanical/architectural/materials engineering, business, global management, international development, PR/ marketing, social enterprise, finance, and HR.
When hiring a recent graduate, there are existing funding wage subsidy programs that you may be eligible for and/or already participating in that you may be able to use, such as the Graduate to Opportunity program (provincial) and the NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)’s Youth Employment Program (federal). These programs have different requirements for employers. While we do not represent these programs, we may be able to direct you to appropriate program(s) and contact(s) based on your organization.
Here you find a guide on youth funding options.
Want to Participant or Have Questions
Contact Chantal Brine.
"Nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies.” former executive of General Electric Lawrence Bossidy