Talent Bridge

Graduated recently and not too sure what’s next?

Are you tired of being asked what you are doing after graduation? Are you feeling anxious about the current labour market? Are you wondering about the skills and knowledge employers are looking for in this new economy?

As a new graduate, this can be an overwhelming time in your life. We are here to help. Talent Bridge is a limited enrollment, 3-month job-readiness training program that will prepare you for a rapidly changing labour market and empower you with industry opportunities. 

Talent Bridge is offered by Co-op, Career and Experiential Education in collaboration with industry partners. With a focus on industry-specific and in-demand skills training, students will complete the program with a skillset needed in today’s labour market. The program offers two training streams: the Job-Ready program and Careers in Insurance program. Applicants can specify what stream they’re interested in on their application.

Selected participants are expected to commit 10-15 hours a week. The online program includes:

  • Online courses & seminars
  • In-demand skills & aptitude training
  • Service-learning case studies
  • Connections to leading industry facilitators
  • Networking opportunities

You will complete this program with the training you need to stand out in a rapidly changing labour market and make connections that empower you with industry opportunities.

Who can apply to the program?

Final-year students, from any academic program, who are on track to graduate in Spring or Fall 2020, and alumni who has graduated within the past 3 years are encouraged to apply. Program participants should have critical thinking skills, strong communication abilities (written & oral), teamwork skills, and excitement to enter the workforce!

What is the duration of the program?

Talent Bridge will begin on June 1st. Selected participants will be expected to commit 10-15 hours a week on the course content. The program will be completed on August 20th.

When are applications due?

Applications are currently open and will close on May 15th, 2020.

JOB-READY (General) Stream: $2900

This includes the training curriculum, access to Coursera, connections to workshop facilitators and employers, and access to networking events.

Insurance Stream: $3900

Includes all of the above, plus IBAO insurance training.

We do not want financial circumstances to pose a barrier for interested individuals. There will be full financial assistance for all selected students through Pen Financial Credit Union. More information can be found here. For more information, please fill out the form below or contact mfuller@brocku.ca.

Program Cost Rebursement

Students who are hired by one of Talent Bridge’s partner employers will be reimbursed the full-cost of the program cost after they successfully complete a probationary period.

Upcoming Information Sessions

New dates for information sessions will be released shortly.

Interested in Talent Bridge?

In just three months, selected final-year students will gain industry-specific training and career pathways.

Applications will close on May 15th, 2020. If you have any questions, please email Madi Fuller, mfuller@brocku.ca or fill out the form below: