Flexible Upskilling Network for Employers

Are you an employer looking for young, creative talent? Do you value collaboration and innovative problem solving? Prepr can connect you with pre-screened, pre-trained, digital talent ready to bring value to your organization.

Our Flexible Upskilling Network (F.U.N.) program is a blended, hands-on learning experience combining valuable work experience with accelerated skills training. The objective of the F.U.N. program is to support youth who face employment barriers by helping them develop soft skills such as communication, collaboration and problem solving.

Prepr uses its signature P.I.E.method in order to train the participants in Project Leadership, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship while exposing them to real world business challenges. In addition to supporting the development of resume ready technical and digital skills, Prepr partners with employers in order to provide or program graduates with a paid internship opportunity.

F.U.N.™ can help employers:

  • Develop or optimize their digital communications plan
  • Create or enhance their website
  • Increase their digital productivity
  • Find qualified and creative candidates
  • Build or enhance their ecommerce store
  • Access wage subsidies for pre-screened interns
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Should I Apply?

  • As a F.U.N.™ program employer you will have the opportunity to:
    Employ youth with important soft-skills training including employability communication collaboration, and problem solving.
    Employ youth with hands-on training and experience with key digital skills.
    $5000 in wage subsidies for a minimum of 8 weeks internship.

Who is F.U.N. for?

Not-for-profit organizations, the public-sector and private sector organizations in Ontario.

Where is F.U.N.™ taking place?

While the Accelerated Skills Training will be delivered virtually, participants may be asked to work either remotely or on-site depending on employer requirements and the Covid-19 prevention measures in effect.

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Program Schedule

Three cohorts of 180 youth will participate in the program

Cohort 1

 

October 25 – 70 spots

Cohort 2

 

November 22 – 70 spots

Cohort 3

 

TBD – 40 spots

Do you qualify?

 

  • You are a not-for-profit, public sector or private sector organization
  • You can provide job placement(s) for 12 weeks in Ontario
  • You can ensure that placements take place in safe, inclusive, and healthy work environments free from harassment and discrimination
  • You can provide quality work experiences for youth. This can be a recent student hire or a trained Prepr candidate. All students are welcome.
  • Your job placements have a digital or technology focus that aligns with the program material.

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