Riipen, RBC Future Launch expand WIL partnerships

October 19, 2020

Riipen has announced the beginning of Phase II of a partnership with RBC Future Launch that will include an additional 16 postsecondary institutions across Canada. This second phase will create 6,000 work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities for students over the next year. “We know that hands on, experiential learning is critical to getting those all-important first jobs and breaking the ‘no experience, no job’ cycle, and we are excited to expand our partnership with Riipen so that it can positively impact even more young people in Canada,” said Mark Beckles, Senior Director, Youth Strategy & Innovation at RBC. Dana Stephenson, CEO of Riipen stated, “With this additional support from RBC Future Launch, we are able to offer students the confidence, career clarity, and skills development in a way that supports small and medium businesses across Canada.” Phase I of the partnership included 15 institutions and connected over 5,400 youth with practical learning experiences. Riipen (National)