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Contact Person: Sheila Kerry, Media Relations and Communications Officer
Department: Integrated Communications
Phone: (902) 566-0760
Email: skerry@upei.ca
Posted on Monday, 2 June 2014

Are you looking to add value to your organization? If so, this is your opportunity to participate in a rewarding and meaningful program that will allow you to expand your workforce with energetic, bilingual students, at little cost to your business.

UPEI’s Languages at Work program—a part of the Explore Program—takes place from June 30–August 22, and invites you to get involved by hiring a qualified bilingual student eager to improve their language skills in a working environment.

Not only does this program provide students with an excellent opportunity to be immersed in their second language, it also gives employers the opportunity to hire these employees at a lower cost during the peak tourism season as the students’ salaries (plus benefits) are 60% funded by the program!

Interested employers must provide students with a meaningful work experience, along with appropriate guidance and orientation, for 35 hours of work per week. For more information, contact Gillian Lush, UPEI Languages at Work Project Officer, at (902) 566-0579 or languagesatwork@upei.ca