Marshall Fenn Communications

March 14, 2012 10:52 ET

Ontario Government Encourages Students to Turn Their Ideas Into Dream Summer Jobs

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 14, 2012) - Students are invited to create their dream jobs this summer and can receive $3,000 in support from the Ontario Government thanks to a program called "Summer Company".

Summer Company is one component of the Ontario Government's Summer Jobs Strategy. The program goal is to help transform ambitious students into successful entrepreneurs with hands-on business coaching, training and mentoring from business people in the community. Successful Summer Company applicants will receive up to $1,500 to put towards start-up costs and up to $1,500 upon successful completion of the program.

Summer Company has been running since 2001. Participants come from all parts of the province and are full-time students at schools, colleges and universities. They start summer camps, open restaurants and stores, give swimming lessons, wash windows, paint cottages and design jewellery, clothing, skateboards and software. There are several yearbooks from past years and success stories listed on the Summer Company website.

Applicants must be between ages 15 and 29. Applying to Summer Company is a competitive process and space is limited. Interested parties are encouraged to apply early. All applications need to be submitted by May 7, 2012.

*Interviews are available with past Summer Company participants. Please contact Emily Armstrong (contact details below) to arrange an interview.

Web Links:
Website: www.ontario.ca/summercompany
Facebook: www.facebook.com/summercompany
Twitter: www.twitter.com/summer_company
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/summercompanyon
Premier Dalton McGuinty's blog post on BlogON(tario) about Summer Company: http://media3.marketwire.com/r/premier.gov.on.ca/blog

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