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Hiring and Funding Talent in Tech 

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join Seneca College, TechNation, and ventureLAB on March 26 for Hiring and Funding Talent in Tech. Learn more about how to leverage talent and funding to fill resource gaps through Applied Research, HELIX Career Recharge, and Work Integrated Learning. Register through the link below. 

Seneca, a renowned post-secondary institution, has extensive research expertise and skilled students who are seeking to integrate their academic learning with work that fulfills the needs of companies in their community. This presents an opportunity for businesses, especially in the tech sector, to leverage this talent to fill resource gaps and engage students by providing them with hands-on, real-world work experience.

This session will explain the different ways to engage Seneca students and fund their work through grant-supported applied research and Work-Integrated Learning (internships), as well as the services available at Seneca to make these partnerships happen.


Applied Research

Seneca College offers businesses the opportunity to develop research partnerships to solve technical and business challenges. These grant-supported projects are conducted by Seneca faculty and students, in collaboration with company representatives.

Work-Integrated Learning (WIL)

A form of experiential learning that involves an intentional partnership between the employer, student, and Seneca- where the site of the learning occurs in the workplace. The work is intentionally linked to the curriculum with a clear purpose for the work experience. Businesses are responsible for the full cost of employment during the internship, but government subsidies can be accessed.


HELIX is Seneca’s on campus innovation and entrepreneurship incubator that connects Seneca students, graduates, faculty and staff, and community employers, to develop entrepreneurial ventures.

HELIX’s Career Recharge program is home to resilient, adaptable student talent who is navigating the ever-changing landscape of work. This talent pool involves individuals who are preparing for their career-future by re-entering the workforce, advancing in their current field, starting a different career, or better understanding the impact of technological change. The opportunity to engage these individuals in your business can bring multi-disciplinary perspectives, creative thinking and problem-solving capacity to help your startup tackle new business challenges.


The Career Ready Program is TECHNATION’s wage subsidy program- designed to help businesses finance their decision to hire a student for a work term placement. As part of the Canadian Government’s Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), TECHNATION is interested in developing the next generation of tech talent and can help subsidize registered Canadian businesses and non-profits who can provide a meaningful, tech-focused work placement opportunity to a student.




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