Ot­tawa an­nounces funds for pro­grams in N.S. to help new grads find jobs

Cape Breton Post - - NEWS | PROVINCE -

The fed­eral gov­ern­ment is giv­ing nearly $900,000 to a Hal­i­fax univer­sity this year to help new grad­u­ates find jobs and to im­prove the busi­ness cli­mate in Nova Sco­tia.

Jus­tice Min­is­ter Peter MacKay made the an­nounce­ment at Saint Mary's Univer­sity to­day.

The Sobey's School Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Cen­tre will re­ceive more than $620,000 to fund paid in­tern­ships through­out At­lantic Canada for 40 new post-sec­ondary grad­u­ates.

The place­ments will be in what are de­scribed as “high-de­mand fields,” in­clud­ing rub­ber, plas­tics and chem­i­cals, fab­ri­cated me­tal, and com­puter sys­tem de­sign ser­vices.

The Sobey's School Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Cen­tre will also re­ceive $275,000 to pro­vide busi­ness de­vel­op­ment coun­selling and con­sult­ing ser­vices to po­ten­tial and ex­ist­ing small- and medium-sized busi­nesses.

The fund­ing is be­ing pro­vided through the gov­ern­ment's Youth Em­ploy­ment Strat­egy and the busi­ness de­vel­op­ment pro­gram of the At­lantic Canada Op­por­tu­ni­ties Agency.

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