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Vancouver, BC — Student innovators taking part in international leadership projects now have access to a suite of professional skills training programs thanks to a new partnership signed by Mitacs and EQWIP HUBs.
Mitacs Training is now offered to EQWIP HUBs participants before departure for their international volunteer experiences. The online courses help students to build business and leadership skills such as project and time management, and cross-cultural communication. These skills will help Canadian undergraduate and graduate students be successful in their volunteer and leadership programs abroad.
EQWIP HUBs offer entrepreneurship, skills development, and job readiness programs for undergraduate students to find learning and leadership opportunities abroad. EQWIP HUBs offers its program through 18 knowledge centres across Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal, and Tanzania.
Mitacs’s online courses will be offered at no charge to EQWIP HUBs participants through the partnership and are taught by industry professionals, leaders in their fields.
Alison Ewart, Vice President, Programs, Mitacs
“Mitacs Training prepares Canadian students with important professional skills that are essential in any workplace. This partnership will help prepare students of EQWIP HUBs’s programs to tackle challenges in volunteer settings and to act as ambassadors of innovation leadership the world over.”
Derek Cameron, Project Director, EQWIP HUBs
“EQWIP HUBs provides young Canadian professionals with volunteer experiences that build skills, confidence, and experience, positioning them for the careers they want. We are excited about this collaboration with Mitacs to jointly offer professional development opportunities to EQWIP HUBs volunteers and build the skills that today’s graduates need to thrive in a changing and interconnected global working environment.”
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