RBC invests in Calgary tech sector, potentially creating new work-integrated learning programs

July 23, 2021
The Calgary Herald reports that the Royal Bank of Canada has made an investment in Calgary’s technology sector that will see the launch of the Calgary Innovation Hub and will potentially create new opportunities for work-integrated learning at Mount Royal University and SAIT Polytechnic. Calgary Economic Development is also partnering with postsecondary institutions to develop work-integrated programs. “We believe everybody in our education system should have an opportunity to do hands-on learning, and we’ve built out this plan to build a platform that will allow companies to more easily access students that are wanting to get that experience,” said Brad Parry, interim president and CEO of Calgary Economic Development. “RBC, in making that commitment to work-integrated learning, is huge.” Calgary Herald (AB)