Work-integrated Learning Industry Voucher
STEM and Life Sciences can now benefit from more on-the-job experience
The Work-integrated Learning Industry Voucher pilot program is a new initiative that provides paid work placement for hundreds of students in their field of study, ensuring they get meaningful, hands-on experience from industry experts and launch successful careers after graduation.
As a partner industry association, BioAberta will work with post-secondary institutions and employers to match students with new work-integrated learning opportunities. The program provides funding to help employers in Alberta’s key priority sectors access emerging local talent, while also helping them to grow, innovate and respond to their business needs.
During this pilot, paid work-integrated learning experiences in STEM and life sciences will be provided to about 150 students over the next 3 years helping students to learn hands-on from professionals in their field, helping to bridge work experience gaps and further expanding Alberta's strong talent base. Students are matched as placements become available. For more information contact Trish@bioalberta.com.
This initiative is a key part of the Alberta 2030: Building Skills for Jobs strategy.