Seeking applications to deliver internships and digital skills training for post-secondary graduates
Application deadline for Digital Skills for Youth ends January 31, 2018
January 4, 2018, Ottawa ON
The Government of Canada is providing internship opportunities through Digital Skills for Youth, a program to help recent post-secondary graduates improve their digital skills for the jobs of tomorrow.
The program makes it easier for recent post-secondary youth to find jobs and connect with employers. It also provides them with training opportunities to better meet the skills demands of the labour market.
The government is seeking applications from organizations to deliver the Digital Skills for Youth Program. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2018.
Digital Skills for Youth is part of the government’s Youth Employment Strategy, which provides Canadian youth with the tools and experience they need to launch successful careers.
The program is one of a suite of digital skills programs offered by the Government of Canada that seek to bridge the digital divide and help Canadians access digital technology and develop the skills they need to use it.
It aligns with the government’s Innovation and Skills Plan, a multi-year strategy to create well-paying middle class jobs.
“Innovation is changing the way Canadians work. Keeping pace with these changes means equipping Canadians with the skills and experience they need to succeed in the workforce. The Digital Skills for Youth Program will help recent graduates gain valuable work experience for the well-paying jobs of today and tomorrow.”
– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
The following types of organizations can apply for funding: for-profit and not-for-profit organizations; provincial, territorial and municipal governments and their agencies; Indigenous governments, band councils and other not-for-profit groups representing Indigenous people; and provincial and territorial Crown corporations.
Digital Skills for Youth will consider proposals for initiatives that run until the program end date of March 31, 2020.
Follow the department on Twitter: @ISED_CA
Karl W. Sasseville
Office of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
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