Government extends IT work placement program

OTTAWA, (Oct. 2, 2003) — The Canadian Technology Human Resources Board (CTHRB) has extended its Technology First Work Placement Service (TFWPS) for another term.

The service is a national, not-for-profit program funded by Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), and offers small and medium-sized employers graduates from technical programs.

Qualified graduates from an IT background will be placed in government-subsidized work terms for up to 12 months. During their term, the graduates will be hosted by company professionals who will serve as their mentors. Benefits to the employers include reduced recruitment time, lower recruitment costs, and employer wage subsidies. Ideally, upon completion of the work term, the company would retain the graduate as a full-time IT employee.

Companies interested in the program should visit CTHRB’s website at or to register, contact Nadeen Richer at 613/233-1955.

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