In celebration of Black Excellence, TECHNATION’s Career Ready Program and York University are partnering to fund summer student hires for eligible companies.
The goal of the program is to contribute to the Black innovation ecosystem by supporting Black-owned businesses and/or celebrating Black Excellence students at York University. We encourage Black Excellence (BEYU) students to apply.
TECHNATION and York University’s Black Excellence students are partnering to create more intentional pathways for black students into technology roles for Summer 2023. The digital workforce is strengthened when we support and empower financial supports for employers and student work placements available to black students. This initiative will create pathways helping black students develop career plans, access education, networking events, webinars, and job placement supports.
Join us to lead the way to an equitable digital workforce. Hire a Black Excellence student into a meaningful tech role.
Employers, team with York University and TECHNATION to address systematic barriers and:
“…acknowledge that to dismantle the deeply ingrained structures of power and privilege that allow anti-Black racism to thrive, we require a strong, accountable and action-oriented way forward.”
– Dr. Sheila Cote Meek, Vice-President Equity, People and Culture, York University
The Black Excellence Program offers participating employers a talent pool of Black Excellence students enrolled at York University and the following benefits:
This opportunity will be funded by the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program (SWPP). Eligibility requires students to be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or a protected person defined by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. For more details and to review eligibility before applying, please review this webpage.
The student placement period is May-Aug 2023 (with flexibility). The placement process begins as soon as you register. In the coming months, we will work together to understand your talent needs and help you recruit your talent match.
If you are a York University employer, contact Tammy Kim-Newman.