UBC Students’ Union commits $35,000 to campus Community Bridge Project

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KELOWNA - The UBC Okanagan Students’ Union has officially launched the Community Campus Bridge project in partnership with a number of local charities, businesses, and organizations.

The initiative is an attempt to formalize and incentivize job shadowing for students across the Okanagan.

With early placements already starting next week, the program has gained a lot of attention from the campus, community, and students. The program matches students who apply by uploading their resume at www.CampusCommunity.ca with organizations and positions using a number of metrics to place them in opportunities that make sense.

The UBCSUO has committed $35,000 in funding to launch the project, and is offering $500 individual grants and scholarships to any student who successfully applies and completes the required 40 hours.

About Campus Community Bridge
The CCB project was envisioned by the UBCSUO 2015/16 Board of Directors led by current president Thomas Macauley. The initiative wanted to help refocus the UBCSUO as a cultivator of projects hoping to increase student engagement through providing necessary services that would contribute to the transformative experience students’ seek at UBC Okanagan.

The Campus Community Bridge is a student job shadowing subsidy and grant program designed to help mitigate the risk of taking on new entry level hires for private enterprise, while concurrently assisting students in gaining meaningful experience that will help them transition from student life to their desired careers.

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