New program that matches Chinese students with local businesses
‘Fostering these global connections is crucial’
Grant Thornton is seeking Chinese university students to participate in a pilot program designed to stimulate international trade opportunities for Nova Scotia businesses.
The program matches students from China who are attending Nova Scotia universities with businesses in the province that want to grow by connecting to opportunities in China.
The program is based on the premise that many Chinese university students know business owners in China, and there are Nova Scotia businesses that need help accessing opportunities in China.
“This program will help connect our outstanding international students with the business community,” Patricia Bradshaw, dean of the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University, said in a press release.
“Fostering these global connections is crucial, whether students return home to work or even consider immigration as a viable option for their futures.”
The program will match 10 Chinese students from universities in Nova Scotia who have connections to businesses in the seafood, agri-food and technology sectors in China with relevant Nova Scotia businesses.
If the pilot is successful it will be expanded to include students from other countries.