Sep 23, 2016


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Connections to the Workplace Available in the Foothills

Program connects young professionals to employers to gain work experience

FOOTHILLS -Connections to the Workplace is a career focus project that is available to post-secondary graduates and employers in Calgary and the Foothills region.

The initiative assists post-secondary graduates by matching them with a career-related work experience in order to gain employment experience and skills related to their field of studies or career goals.

The program connects young post-secondary educated professionals, 30 and under, with employers across all industries. Candidates receive customized coaching or mentoring sessions, networking events, and 12 weeks of subsidized work experience in their related field. Employers benefit from the program as it helps them to find young professionals that they might want to hire in the future.

Connections to the Workplace is offered by Bow Valley College and funded by the Government of Canada. They operate in Calgary and surrounding areas, including the Foothill region.   

Eligible participants must have:

  • Completed Post-Secondary Education, obtained in Canada or abroad.
  • Between the ages of 15-30 (must be 30 at time of selection).
  • Canadian Citizen, resident or refugee entitled to work.
  • Not be receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.

 Employers and young candidates who are interested in partnering with the program can register at

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Bow Valley College - Calgary and region's only Comprehensive Community College - with more than 15,000 full- and part-time students, is a leader in business and health career training, community studies, adult upgrading, and English Language Learning. 

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