Talent Bridge

Graduated recently and not too sure what’s next?

 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. 

Read the recent Brock News article on the first Talent Bridge cohort here!

With a focus on industry-specific and in-demand skills training, recent graduates will complete Talent Bridge with a skillset needed in today’s labour market. The program offers three training streams: Job-Readiness, Sales, and Insurance. 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 with employers

Talent Bridge will equip you with the skills and confidence to stand out in a rapidly changing labour market and connections that empower you with industry opportunities.

Who can apply to the program?

Final-year students, from any academic program, who have graduated within the past 3 years or are graduating in Fall 2020.  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 is a 3-month program and selected participants will be expected to commit 10-15 hours a week on the course content. The next cohort starts on September 14th.

When are applications due?

Applications are currently open and will close on August 3rd, 2020.

JOB-READY (GENERAL) STREAM: $2500

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

SALES STREAM: $2900

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

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 REIMBURSEMENT

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

Past Talent Bridge Students

Interested in Talent Bridge?

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

Applications for Talent Bridge’s next cohort will close on August 3rd, 2020. If you have any questions, please email Madi Fuller, mfuller@brocku.ca or fill out the form below: