Could your manufacturing or technology business use an extra hand? If so, KAST and BCIC can help.
Hiring a student is not just a great way to help boost the skills and experience of a business or technical student, but is also a great way to help boost your business with a young set of hands and eager mind.
KAST has up to $7,500 to help your company hire a business or technical student NOW! These funds must be matched by your company either in cash, or in kind (or a blend).
What is an “in kind” contribution? Examples of in-kind contributions may include (but are not limited to): training, shares in company, apprenticeship opportunities, leveraging of co-op funding or other – to be discussed with KAST upon application.
Students must be currently enrolled as a BC post-secondary student and be hired for a minimum of 25 hours per week for 3 to 4 months for business or technical purposes (i.e. not admin). Their employment must be completed by March 30th, 2017. Companies must be based in the East and West Kootenays and the Boundary region of BC. The student work must be undertaken in BC.
To take advantage of this opportunity you need to act quickly. Five student subsidies available; one per company.
Complete program guidelines can be found here: BCIC ISI Program Guidelines
Student opportunities in the BC Jobs Plan sectors: http://www.bcjobsplan.ca/industry-sectors/ are encouraged.