Ontario supports hands-on training opportunities for post-secondary students

 
 
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MARCH 15, 2021 – On March 10, the Ontario government announced it is providing $39.5 million to help Mitacs — an organization that builds partnerships between post-secondary talent and industry — create up to 8,000 paid innovative internships and upskilling opportunities for post-secondary students, post-doctoral fellows and recent graduates.

Mitacs is a national non-profit organization that builds partnerships between post-secondary talent and industry to facilitate high-quality internships in various fields, including technology, health, advanced manufacturing, agriculture, environment, business, and law. In its release, Mitacs referred to Ontario Tech University interns who worked on a project that conducted wastewater-based community testing to predict the local spread of COVID-19 and help with long-term planning for disease prevention. In another project, interns at Myant Inc. supported the development of reusable surgical masks and N95 respirators.

Investing in experiential learning opportunities for students and recent graduates is part of the government’s plan to ensure it is building a skilled workforce that will help Ontario’s economy recover from the effects of COVID-19, the release said.

For more information, visit the Mitacs website at Mitacs.ca.