Riipen is a WIL partner for the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER).
BHER and Riipen share a common goal of supporting young Canadians as they transition from education to the workplace. This partnership is focused on deepening the collaboration that exists between industry and educational institutions, and helping Canadian employers and workers adapt to the economy of the future. BHER and Riipen’s collaborative partnership has a unique focus on broadening access to work-integrated learning by directing a minimum of 10 per cent of the total placements created to under-represented students and students in rural and remote areas and engaging 1,200 new small and medium-sized business and not-for-profit partners. This partnership is made possible by a $2.6 million dollar investment from the Government of Canada and in kind support from Riipen to deliver 12,000 new work-integrated learning (WIL) experiences across Canada by March 2022.
Interested parties can learn more about the partnership and sign up to receive information here.