Created specifically for the tourism sector, the Propel Student Work Placement Program connects employers with post-secondary students looking to complete a paid work-integrated learning opportunity: a co-op placement, an internship, and more.
Numerous tourism-related businesses across Canada are benefitting from these placements and the accompanying wage subsidies, helping to ensure they have a skilled team ready to meet rising visitor demand.
Sahad Kassam, Asset Manager at BC-based Roadside Hospitality, shares his positive experiences on both sides of work placements in tourism. Having benefitted from hands-on learning to further his education and career, he fully believes work-integrated learning is a powerful tool to encourage and strengthen the next generation of tourism talent. As an employer, he also values the energy and fresh perspectives students bring to the workplace.