What is the Career Ready Fund?

As part of the Ontario provincial government’s Career Kick-Start Strategy, the Career Ready Fund helps publicly-assisted colleges and universities, employers, and other organizations create more experiential learning opportunities for post-secondary students and recent graduates. Experiential learning is “hands-on learning” through short-term industry projects or simulated workplace experiences that help prepare students for transition into the workforce.

Ontario’s Career Ready Fund has recently been awarded to a range of partners across the province and Riipen is proud to be one of these platinum technology partners. Riipen will be offering subsidized technology solutions for rapid expansion of experiential learning initiatives between partnered academic institutions and businesses in 2018 and 2019.

Through Riipen, businesses interested in supporting student projects will be able to gain valuable insights into their organizations, create a talent funnel for future hiring opportunities, and can increase authentic brand engagement within their local communities.

If you're interested in getting involved, please connect with us to learn more about accessing the subsidies available to your organization through this program.

“Our team is thrilled to be part of the Ontario Government’s strategy for delivering scalable experiential learning initiatives across the province. Students today face numerous challenges in gaining the experience, career clarity and professional networks needed to successfully start their careers. Experiential learning not only helps students kick-start their careers, but helps organizations who engage them, build their brand with an emerging generation, gain insights around business challenges and opportunities, and recruit talent in a more authentic and efficient way” Dave Savory

Co-Founder & Director of Industry Partnerships, Riipen

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Platform Features

Experiences Library & Template Marketplace

Riipen's Experience Library is your one-stop to accessing project-based industry expereinces available in your area. You'll find educator assignment templates, company projects and challenges including scope ideas,  experiential learning best practice resources, and more.

Milestones, Notifications & Chat

Riipen's in-app tools make managing your project engagements seamless. Keep track of progress, set due date reminders and milestones, keep communication organized, and manage project responsibilites and accountability all in one spot.

Student Skills Registry & Portfolios

Every Riipen Experience a student or young professional participates in is tied to employer-verified skill ratings and feedback -- helping educators improve student skill development, organizations vet the right talent, and students showcase their skills.


Experience Matching Engine

We're excited to help you on your experiential learning journey. Our technology platform and dedicated success team work to ensure we connect you to the right experiences at the right time. Let's innovate together.

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