More students benefit from hands-on training for the workplace
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Lakehead University is partnering with RBC to provide experiential learning opportunities that help prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow.

A grant of $250,000 from RBC’s Future Launch campaign is supporting the RBC Work-Integrated Learning program in the Faculty of Business Administration.

The program offers students opportunities for work-integrated learning and on-the-job training where they gain the skills and practical knowledge that ensure a successful transition to a career.

Through programming offered by the RBC Work-Integrated Learning program, students take part in integrated learning opportunities, including mentorship and an experiential learning placement. These experiences provide valuable soft and technical skills, as well as confidence and knowledge that better prepare them to enter the workforce.

“Our collective prosperity will depend on today’s young people and their ability to take on a future that brings with it unprecedented technological and economic change,” says Murray Walberg, RBC Regional Vice President, Career Sales. ”We’re excited to partner with Lakehead, who is leading the way with experiential learning to help ensure workforce security and stability, today and long into the future.”

The initiative admits 20 students annually and is open to both business and non-business students enrolled in Lakehead’s Entrepreneur Certificate program.

“Experiential learning is an important part of Lakehead’s innovative educational environment. With RBC’s generous support, the University can enhance the opportunities provided to our students, allowing them to apply knowledge gained in the classroom, explore new ideas and ways of thinking, and have diverse experiences.”
Dr. Bahram Dadgostar
Dean, Faculty of Business Administration, Lakehead University
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