I would highly recommend this program to recent graduates, finding work directly out of school can be challenging and many jobs want experience prior to hiring. This internship has provided me with plenty of experience and has led me to another position which will increase my employability.
I would highly recommend employers take part in this program. Youth are tapped into the SDGs and have the knowledge and technical skills that are very valuable to organizations to advance and raise awareness about the goals. There are many young people eager for meaningful work experience and this initiative is a great way for them to get a foot in the door.
All current staff members of Intervale have gotten their start through this internship program. If it were not for this program, Intervale would not have been able to provide employment to young people from rural
communities of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The program provides a great way to bridge the gap between a fast-growing technology company looking to bring on excellent talent and providing an opportunity to bright, talented, young individuals who are looking to build on their skills in a relevant environment. In doing so, there is a huge benefit to both the employer and the new graduate in being able to learn & develop together.
“I think it is a wonderful program to support small companies in making strategic hires that they might not do on their own”
It has been an amazing time at AXIS. They’re building a suite of connected devices that are designed to save energy, primarily in the commercial sector. The technology we are creating automates window shades in commercial buildings and has been proven to significantly reduce energy consumption. It blocks out the solar heat gained during sunny weather, while harvesting natural daylight during overcast weather. I’m very proud to be a part of this process.
Because this internship involves a lot of diverse projects, I’m actually gaining more experience than I would at a single job.
It’s really important to me to have a green job; but a job in an area that I’m passionate about, that’s even better.
Hiring one of our grads is giving us a sense of the high-quality work they are ready to and capable of achieving with the education we provided.