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UPEI receives funding to better prepare students for the workforce

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The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) has developed a new model, work integrated learning (WIL), that aims to prepare students for careers after they graduate. This model builds on knowledge gained through traditional academic education combined with experiential learning, co-op and clinical placements, internships, research and teaching practice to name a few. This approach will help graduates transfer that knowledge into practice in workplace settings.

The fuding to support this UPEI programming was announced by the governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island.  ACOA is providing a non-repayable contribution of $114,660 through its business development program and the provincial government is providing a grant of $17,640.

“The University of Prince Edward Island has long played a central role in building our community, attracting talented staff and students from P.E.I. and around the world, and developing expertise that focuses on the strengths of our region,” said Charlottetown MP Sean Casey in making the announcement.

To read the full article in The Guardian, click here.

To read the full article on CBC.ca, click here.