Western, LEDC partner on apprenticeship pilot program for social sciences

March 17, 2021
Western University and the London Economic Development Corporation have partnered to create the Social Science Career Apprenticeship pilot program. The program will help Western’s Faculty of Social Science graduates find employment by providing them with paid 12-month, full-time apprenticeships. Employers will receive four months of salary reimbursement if they hire graduates in the program. “It’s critical that students find employment as soon as possible after graduation,” said program sponsor Alan Rottenberg. “We know students who are underemployed or unemployed upon graduation suffer a five-year lag versus students who land their first career-related job right out of university.” Western (ON)