CBU introduces program to put students to work across Cape Breton Island

July 19, 2019

Cape Breton University has announced a new program that will “put students to work” and address labour market shortages across Cape Breton Island. With support from the Government of Canada’s Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, students will be matched with employment opportunities. CBU will be operating a shuttle to help student workers travel to and from their workplaces each day. “During our strategic planning process, we consistently heard from employers in all counties in Cape Breton about the need for seasonal employees and challenges associated with limited short-term accommodations in rural areas,” said CBU President David Dingwall. “This program has the potential to strengthen the tourism sector in Cape Breton and provide our students with an enhanced educational experience– two key areas of focus within our strategic plan.” CBU (NS)