Information for Host Organizations (Employers)
“This program was an excellent way to
introduce a qualified applicant to our team. ”
BRING VALUE TO YOUR BUSINESS
From small start-ups to expanding associations, from corporations, co-ops, not-for-profits and everything in between, a company’s human resources can be their largest asset and biggest expense.
There’s an abundance of projects and a plateful of priorities for all the people on staff. And you know what? There’s an educated and enthusiastic workforce waiting to get in on the action. The Career Focus Internship Program is about building successful relationships between host organizations and recent graduates who are looking to break into their field.
Don’t wait for formal succession planning before you start thinking about how to engage passionate and talented team players in building the future of your business. Some hosts hire on interns following the program placement, but that’s not an expectation or requirement. Many interns are just looking for experience and validation that they have skills to offer.
Participating in the internship program gives you a chance to become a mentor, to shape the kind of professionals your field needs. Help a youth begin charting the course for their career path, and guide them with industry experience and know-how.
Interested in becoming a host? Fill out the Expression of Interest Form!
HOST ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVE:
- Pre-screening of youth applicants and the opportunity to interview candidates.
- A salary-subsidy for 16-weeks to support the costs of an intern.
- A skilled, enthusiastic person to complete special projects that you might have put on hold (40 hour work weeks = approx. 640 hours).
- The opportunity to assist with a graduates career development and industry knowledge by providing mentorship and guidance.
- Ongoing administrative/program support from the Alberta Community & Co-operative Association.
- Hosts pay the prevailing wage for the occupation (+benefits) with support from the salary subsidy.
- Hosts become mentors and provide support to youth interns, including HR support.
- Hosts may lend consideration to the intern being hired after the internship program is completed.
- Hosts will give intern participants exposure to operations, management and principles of business.
- Hosts help the interns gain understanding of the role community-based organizations play in community economic development.
- The host organization is required to pay the prevailing wage for the occupation.
- ACCA will provide a wage subsidy up to the value of the provinces minimum wage over the 16 week period based on a 40 hour work week.
- The host employers will be expected to cover the total amount of mandatory employment related costs.
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOSTING?
Dianne Fortin, Project Manager