VIU to help Indigenous grads build their business skills through BC-wide partnership

December 12, 2018

A new partnership between Vancouver Island University, the Government of British Columbia, the BC Assembly of First Nations, and the Business Council of BC will match Indigenous graduates of technical, trades, diploma, and degree programs with companies in BC for a two-year paid internship. VIU is providing logistical support to the partnership, but a release notes that the program is open to Indigenous graduates throughout the province. “The Indigenous Intern Leadership Program is a beautiful step in building reconciliation in BC,” says VIU Chancellor Louise Mandell. “This partnership [...] provides an ethical space beyond traditional boundaries, transitioning Indigenous graduates into the workplace.” NationTalk (BC)