Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

December 03, 2009 13:00 ET

Government of Canada Helps Post-Secondary Graduates in Vancouver Gain Career-Related Experience

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 3, 2009) - Post-secondary graduates will get an opportunity to enhance and develop their employment skills through a Paltech Solutions Inc. project supported by the Government of Canada. The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

"In today's economic environment, it is more important than ever that all Canadians develop the skills they need to participate and succeed in the job market," said Minister Day. "Our government is proud to support projects that offer post-secondary graduates the opportunity to develop the skills and gain experience that will help them reach their full potential in their chosen fields."

Paltech Solutions Inc. will receive $43,790 through the Career Focus program of the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy. This funding will help recent post-secondary graduates apply the skills sets they acquired during their education.

"Paltech Solutions Inc. is pleased to be participating in the Career Focus program," said Mr. Amin Palizban, President, Paltech Solutions Inc. "Canada's economy is rapidly changing, and skilled youth, if trained and guided correctly, are the engines for innovation to support Canada's world-class technology sector. The Career Focus program creates a win-win opportunity that allows companies to benefit from passionate young workers, and allows recent graduates to develop invaluable employment skills that are crucial to the growth of Canadian industries."

The federal government works with the provinces and territories and other stakeholders to make sure that Canadians get the training, skills and opportunities they need to participate in the workforce and contribute to the quality of life in their communities.

The Career Focus program is part of the Government of Canada's strategy to create the best educated, most skilled and most flexible workforce in the world.

The Government underscored this commitment in January when it introduced Canada's Economic Action Plan. A key component of the Plan is to create more and better opportunities for Canadian workers through skills development. To learn more about Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit www.actionplan.gc.ca.

The Career Focus program is delivered by Service Canada. For more information about this program, call 1 800 O-Canada, visit www.servicecanada.gc.ca or drop by your local Service Canada Centre.

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BACKGROUNDER

Paltech Solutions Inc. is a market leader in business intelligence, information systems and Microsoft Access and Excel solutions for streamlining business workflow. Between November 30, 2009, and May 28, 2010, the company will provide recent post-secondary graduates with career-related experience. Participants will be involved in the creation of powerful business intelligence and analytics tools, as well as the execution of a comprehensive sales and marketing plan to introduce these products to the market. The project will enable them to gain the skills, knowledge and experience they need to make the transition into the current job market.

Career Focus is one of three programs under the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy that help young Canadians get the information, skills and work experience they need to make a successful transition to the workplace. By linking highly skilled, post-secondary youth with potential employers who can provide them with career-related work experiences, Career Focus helps young Canadians acquire advanced employment skills and facilitates their transition into the rapidly changing labour market. The other two programs under the Strategy are Skills Link and Summer Work Experience. More information is available at the following address: http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/epb/yi/yep/newprog/yesprograms.shtml.

Contact Information

  • Office of Minister Finley
    Michelle Bakos
    Press Secretary
    819-994-2482
    or
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
    Media Relations Office
    819-994-5559