UBCO: Student Union at work

Student union directly involved in helping students get work.

The UBC Okanagan Students’ Union has officially launched its Community Campus Bridge (CCB) project, in partnership with a number of local charities, businesses and organizations.

The initiative is an attempt to formalize and create job shadowing incentives or students across the Okanagan.

With early placements already starting next week, the program has gained a lot of attention from the campus, community and students. The program matches students who apply by uploading their resume at www.CampusCommunity.ca with organizations and positions using a number of metrics to place them in opportunities that make sense.

The UBC student union has committed $35,000 in funding to launch CCB and is offering $500 individual grants and scholarships to any student who successfully applies and completes the required 40 hours.

The Campus Community Bridge project was envisioned by the UBCSUO 2015/16 board of directors, led by current president Thomas Macauley.

The initiative wanted to help refocus the UBCSUO as a cultivator of projects hoping to increase student engagement through providing necessary services that would contribute to the transformative experience students’ seek at UBC Okanagan.

The CCB provides a student job shadowing subsidy and grant program and is designed to help mitigate the risk of taking on new entry-level hires for private enterprise, while concurrently assisting stu­dents in gaining meaningful experience that will help them make the transition from student life to their desired careers.

To learn more about this initiative, contact Macauley, UBCSUO president, at 250-863-9823 or email him at president@ubcsuo.ca.

 

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