The facility, built with the support of government and community partners, is home to Conestoga’s School of Engineering & Information Technology as well as the Craig Richardson Institute of Food Processing Technology.
The Youth Jobs Strategy creates four new funds to help young people across the province find work, build job skills and start their own businesses:
The Youth Skills Connections Fund will match up young people with industry, not-for-profits and academic leaders to help them build career skills and secure industry jobs.
The Ontario Youth Innovation Fund will provide internship opportunities for graduate and post-graduate students, and help postsecondary students launch startups by funding campus-linked business accelerators.
The Ontario Youth Entrepreneurship Fund will provide additional funding for existing programs such as Summer Company and new programs to support the growth of youth-led companies with training, mentorship and seed financing.
The Ontario Youth Employment Fund, launched in September, helps employers offer four- to six-month job training placements for youth.
For more information, visit the Government of Ontario website.