Fredericton, NB – The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) has joined Future ReadyNB as an Employer Champion to help New Brunswick companies and non-profits find the young talent they need to succeed.
Future ReadyNB is a partnership between New Brunswick’s private sector, non-profit organizations, all four publicly funded universities, and government that serves to connect students with employers to bridge their academic learning with meaningful, real work experiences and gain the skills needed to grow our workforce and strengthen New Brunswick’s economy.
Future ReadyNB was created in response to a task force report that called for the creation of a variety of tailored work integrated learning opportunities for New Brunswick university students.
Employers said they needed a simple way to connect with university talent. Each university now has an Experiential Education lead – one person who will work with employers to match students to opportunities and provide funding support.
The goal of Future ReadyNB is to position New Brunswick as a place where students and employers have access to rich learning opportunities and new ways to collaborate with one another. This is accomplished by:
- Providing students with on-the-job experiences with provincial employers prior to graduation from high school or university
- Strengthening the job readiness of students in positions related to their field of study
- Supporting growth, recruitment, and talent retention for New Brunswick employers
- Helping remove financial barriers to labour market participation and hiring
Future ReadyNB helps students learn about the working world and supports employers looking for new employees with relevant skills and educations. When students and employers work together to design how work should look, everyone becomes a little more Future Ready.
“Giving New Brunswick students the skills and opportunities they need to thrive is a team effort,” said Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder. “We are thrilled to work with private sector and non-profit leaders, along with New Brunswick’s outstanding publicly funded universities, to create a collaborative initiative that will help students, businesses and not-for-profit organizations.”
All undergraduate students of New Brunswick’s four publicly funded universities are eligible to participate. The learning experiences must be with New Brunswick-based employers and co-ordinated through campus-based experiential learning offices throughout the academic year. Each of the four universities: St. Thomas University, the University of New Brunswick, Université de Moncton and Mount Allison University, have experiential education co-ordinators who will match students and employers.
To learn more about how you can be more Future Ready, visit futurereadynb.ca.
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