This partnership will accelerate graduate employment and support businesses in the London area.
London, Ontario: It will now be easier for students and recent grads to connect with local employers and employment opportunities through a one-post system. The London Economic Development Corporation (LEDC), Knighthunter, Outcome Campus Connect (OCC), Western University, and Fanshawe College, have joined forces to accelerate the regional economy while supporting job-seeking recent graduates. Through this strategic partnership, Knighthunter.com has connected the LEDC’s industry-specific job boards with Outcome Campus Connect and is now using OCC’s application programming interface to empower London-based employers to directly reach and recruit student and recent graduate talent from Western University and Fanshawe College. To date, utilizing OCC’s application programming interface and Knighthunter’s integration technology, over 840 postings from LondonMfgJobs.com and LondonTechJobs.ca have been funneled directly into the opportunity boards of the institutions.
OCC is Canada’s experience building and job opportunity resource built for university and college students or recent graduates. Funded by Employment and Social Development Canada and distributed to higher education institutions and employers through a partnership between Orbis and Magnet, the integrated platform enables employers, nationwide, to directly connect to the opportunity boards of universities and colleges across the country. OCC is free for all users in higher education, employment, or post-secondary student communities across the country.
As our nation continues to work toward economic recovery, regional leaders are leveraging OCC’s application programming interface to promote local businesses and employment right at home – from home. All parties involved in this partnership will benefit from OCC’s data-driven specificity, developed to holistically support students with relevant experiential learning and meaningful career opportunities. Orbis, makers of Outcome Campus Connect (OCC) have a two-decade long-standing relationship as a strategic partner working within the higher education community to innovate and support the delivery of student career readiness.
“This first-of-its-kind multi-faceted partnership will make it easier for young talent to find local employment opportunities while giving employers more exposure to a talent pipeline,” said Kapil Lakhotia, President & CEO London Economic Development Corporation. “This strategic alliance incorporates bridging support for young people, employers, and industry with leading technology.”
“Fanshawe College is excited to collaborate with our partners to create more employment opportunities for our students and graduates while contributing to the economic recovery of our community,” says Darlene O’Neill, Director, Employment and Student Entrepreneurial Services, Fanshawe College.
“Access to opportunities like these allows students and graduates to apply what’s learned to invigorate businesses at the local level. This strategic alliance between leadership in government, industry, and higher education will give London area employers the support and minds needed to stay agile, maintain business continuity, and grow,” says Natalie Nitsopoulos, Director of OCC, at Orbis. “We’re so excited to be connecting local leadership with the student and recent graduate talent who can support prosperity in our own backyard.”
“This partnership will help us connect talented Western students and alumni with work-integrated learning opportunities and new graduate jobs in London-Middlesex,” says Stephanie Hayne Beatty, Director, Careers & Experience, Western University. “We hope more graduates will choose London as a place to build a meaningful life and career.”
About Outcome Campus Connect
Outcome Campus Connect (OCC) is Canada’s experience building and job opportunity resource built for university and college students or recent graduates. Distributed to higher education institutions and employers through a partnership between Orbis and Magnet, the integrated platform enables employers, nationwide, to directly connect to the opportunity boards of universities and colleges across the country – for free. OCC is committed to supporting today’s post-secondary students and graduates with level access to opportunities and will be a driving force in economic recovery as we face a global recession calling on a prepared workforce and strong leadership. Employment and Social Development Canada supported the development of the network, a partnership between Orbis and Magnet, as a part of the Student Work Placement Program.
Orbis is a technology and innovation company that supports higher education institutions to deliver career-readiness initiatives and opportunities to post-secondary students and recent graduates. Orbis has two-decades of experience empowering campus partners with the right technologies and insights to deliver relevant work-integrated learning (WIL), skill development, and job opportunities meaningful to student and graduate success. Together with their partners, they are working toward a future of fulfilled potential through the potential fulfillment of every graduate. Orbis has 2 cornerstone technologies, known as Outcome and Outcome Campus Connect, and to-date has positively impacted over one million students and 350,000 businesses.
Magnet is a digital social innovation platform, founded at Ryerson University. Through the Magnet Network, our mission is to accelerate inclusive economic growth for all in Canada by advancing careers, businesses, and communities. The Magnet Network includes all relevant stakeholders involved in fostering economic growth and opportunity, including community partners, employers, post-secondary job boards, and job seekers across Canada. Magnet’s intelligent job matching technology connects job seekers to opportunities and helps businesses find relevant and timely growth opportunities.
Magnet provides the digital infrastructure for Canada’s new Future Skills Centre, a forward-thinking research centre with a focus on how to best prepare Canadians today for workforce opportunities of the future.
About the London Economic Development Corporation
The London Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is the lead economic development agency for London, Canada. Established in 1998, LEDC is a not-for-profit organization that is funded by the City of London through a Purchase of Service Agreement.
Knighthunter has been serving employers and candidates in the London region for over 20 years. Products include online job postings and Applicant Tracking services.
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