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.
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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.