City of Edmonton team lauded for connecting university talent with municipal work experience – Folio

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 2019221 Views

Outreach team works with 60 post-secondary schools and employers to help students gain work experience and reduce employment barriers.

The City of Edmonton comes by its commitment to connecting University of Alberta students with careers and future opportunities honestly.

“Building employment partnerships with post-secondary institutions, employment organizations and community groups is a key part of the city’s diversification of the workforce strategy,” said Aly Moorji, team lead for the Talent Outreach and Work Experience Programs, which was awarded this year’s UAlberta Advocate Award. “The University of Alberta is a valued and respected institution in the community, whose students and alumni make up an important part of the city’s workforce today and into the future.”

While there is a natural link between the U of A and Edmonton that dates back to the earliest days of the 20th century when Alberta first became a province, Moorji said it’s not just about exposing students to underrated career paths.

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