Bridging the gap between graduation and that first job
New initiative will strengthen the ties between Cambrian College and local employers
SUDBURY — Cambrian College is employing a new initiative to help graduates find work.
The New Grad Career Bridge is designed to ensure that Cambrian graduates have every option available at their disposal to start a successful career and land that essential first job in their chosen field. The initiative is funded in part by the Government of Ontario and made possible through the support of the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities.
“Today, Cambrian College is taking an important step towards ensuring their graduates are prepared to enter the workforce and hit the ground running in meaningful career paths,” says the Honourable Ross Romano, Ontario’s Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities. “I look forward to working with Cambrian and monitoring the outcomes of this important new initiative. The New Grad Career Bridge aligns well with our government’s priorities and I thank Cambrian for their leadership.”
The New Grad Career Bridge initiative has several key goals:
- Develop, improve, and expand new graduates’ abilities to bridge into the workforce following the completion of their programs at Cambrian College.
- Increase the number of employers already active in the program while also launching a career matching platform to connect graduates with employers locally, provincially and nationally who can offer immediate employment opportunities.
- Engage communities where Indigenous and international populations reside with the aim to improve their transition into the workforce.
“This new initiative could really be the game-changer in how students choose where they go for their post-secondary education,” says Bill Best, President of Cambrian College. “Our job as educators is to prepare our students for the workforce and this program literally does help bridge that gap between graduation and the first day of work. I’m excited to work with the government in launching this project in Sudbury.”
For more information on the New Grad Career Bridge, please visit http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/pepg/programs/careerreadyfund.html#about
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Cambrian College is Northern Ontario’s largest college, with more than 80 programs. Cambrian’s main campus is in Greater Sudbury, with satellite centres in Espanola and Little Current. For more information about Cambrian College, visit www.cambrianinternational.ca
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