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Federal government investing in youth internship in Northwestern Ontario

Ontario Construction News staff writer

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario (FedNor) has announced $379,500 for youth internship opportunities in Northwestern Ontario. FedNor’s investment will support 24 placements over a three-year period.

Funding will support the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre’s Youth Effect Program, which matches participants with subject matter experts (SMEs) to work on projects through 15-week placements.

NOIC works directly with local SMEs to create strategic matches with youth based on interests and skills. Participating youth and organizations must be physically located in Northwestern Ontario.

Through 24 placements, funding will help develop specialized skills and knowledge for youth in the region.

Additional anticipated benefits include the maintenance of critical strategic alliances in Northwestern Ontario, and the development of regional businesses, products, processes, services, and/or technologies.

“We have incredible young people in Northwest Ontario, with a wide range of skills and knowledge, but matching them to the great opportunities can be complicated,” said Marcus Powlowski, Thunder Bay—Rainy River MP.” Organizations like the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre will help make sure those matches are made to make sure our youth are given room to learn and grow and become tomorrow’s leaders.”

The Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre (NOIC) is a not-for-profit organization that helps commercialize innovation in Northwestern Ontario and build the economy through targeted programs and services for entrepreneurs.

 

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