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Ottawa, Aug 3 (Canadian-Media): The federal government of Canada would provide over 1,200 paid internships to unemployed post-secondary graduates by pairing them with small businesses or not-for-profit organizations, media reports said.
"As the economy changes and becomes increasingly knowledge-based, digital skills have never been more critical...will help 1,200 Canadians gain meaningful work experience and develop digital literacy required for the middle-class jobs of tomorrow,” Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development said.
The organizations involved in recruiting these interns would include: Canadian Media Producers Association, Colleges and Institutes Canada, the Ontario Library Association, Communautique, the Pinnguaq Association, the University of Calgary, the Vancouver Community Network, the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Province of Prince Edward Island.
The internships are being offered through Digital Skills for Youth, a program which helps recent unemployed graduates gain meaningful work experience and the digital skills, as well as problem-solving skills needed for the jobs of today and of the future.
Internships under Digital Skills for Youth will be available until March 31, 2020.
Digital Skills for Youth, part of the government’s Youth Employment Strategy, aligns with the government’s Innovation and Skills Plan, a multi-year plan aiming to make Canada a world leader in innovation and create well-paying middle-class jobs.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)