Queen's University announces new apprenticeship program for local graduates

Queens University

The 2024 Queen's Career Apprenticeship: Kingston program will provide up to $10,000 of funding for Kingston employers to support 15 positions for new graduates from the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen's University. The program's goal is to provide meaningful employment to new graduates as they begin their career journey and to retain the skilled talent graduating from Queen's University in Kingston.

So far it has helped launch over 50 careers and has generated over $2.7 million in payroll in the Kingston region.

"We are extremely proud that this program was "made in Kingston" and has then successfully launched in other communities across the country and into the United States. It speaks volumes to the fact that other communities like ours are wanting to be able to keep the talent that is graduating from colleges and universities in their communities. The Queen's Career Apprenticeship: Kingston program is a perfect vehicle to assist with that happening," says Rob Tamblyn, Business Development Manager with Small & Medium Enterprises.

The program is overseen by The Canadian Career Apprenticeship Initiative (CCAI) which provides funding to communities.

The launch event for the apprenticeship will be held on November 2 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Frontenac Club.

The employer deadline for applications is January 7, 2024. 

To learn more about participating in the Queen's Career Apprenticeship: Kingston program visit - investkingston.ca/QCAK. 

For more information on the Canadian Career Apprenticeship Initiative visit - careerapprenticeships.ca

With files by CFRA's Jack Richardson