October 22nd, 2020

Friday workshop to discuss hiring U of L co-op students


By Mabell, Dave on January 21, 2020.

LETHBRIDGE HERALD

Southern Alberta employers can benefit by hiring co-op students from the University of Lethbridge, while also helping them complete their degrees.

On Friday, a workshop will explain how that works. Local employers may attend in person or take part through a webinar. The U of L Co-operative Education (Co-op) programs, the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Lethbridge are offering a brief presentation on how U of L co-op students can meet employers’ hiring needs with the assistance of federal wage subsidies.

“We will share valuable information on how employers can access up to $7,000 per student in co-op wage subsidies through the Student Work Placement Program,” says Jasminn Berteotti, the U of L’s director of co-operative education.

The federally funded program “represents all industry types to create new co-op opportunities for post-secondary students.”

In the federal government’s most recent budget, $631.2 million was allocated over a five-year span to provide wage subsidies for “work-integrated learning opportunities” with a goal of creating 84,000 new opportunities per year.

The event will take place Friday at 8 a.m. at Tecconnect. Individuals can register to attend in person or via webinar at findandfundlethbridge.eventbrite.com.

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