The University College of the North has joined Canada’s largest online experiential learning, skill development, and job opportunity network built for university and college students. Funded by the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement program, Outcome Campus Connect (OCC) gives students easy access to a feed of opportunities posted directly from Canadian employers. Now live, OCC is easily accessible to all students attending the university, and a resource for post-secondary students and graduates. Through partnerships like this, OCC aims to give every university or college student in Canada at least 1 work-integrated learning experience before graduation.
“Outcome Campus Connect provides our students direct access to a wealth of opportunities, relevant to their fields of study and interests, from employers across Canada – all right from their student portal,” said Krystle Paskaruk, UCN Career & Work Integrated Learning Coordinator, “This is one more step to give our students the best possible opportunities for success beyond classroom walls.”
OCC paves the way for student success by recognizing that each post-secondary student’s learning experience is unique, and every student deserves to be supported in fulfilling their individual potential. Joining the network displays University College of the North’s commitment to ensuring that students gain the right skills and work experience to remain competitive while accessing employment opportunities that are meaningful in pursuit of their long-term career goals.
Says Natalie Nitsopoulos, Director of OCC, “With the aggregation of opportunities from employers, nationwide, students using OCC have equal access to view and apply to experiences in regions across the country that may have never reached their institution previously due to remote location or connectivity. Reaching these students is not just an investment in right now, it’s an investment in the future of Canada. We’re thrilled to have University College of the North join the OCC platform, and can’t wait to see the impact we will share.”
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