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Work Opportunity for College and University Students coming home to Kawartha Lakes

April 17, 2015 - April is homecoming month for students who have been attending colleges and universities around the province and across the country. Job competition is intense, and students are desperate to raise as much money as possible over the next four months, to cover the upcoming school year expenses.

The government of Ontario is supporting our young people by encouraging them to create their own jobs, and learn to be their own bosses. The Summer Company Program, offered through the Kawartha Lakes Small Business & Entrepreneurship Centre (KLSBEC), provides training, mentoring and a $3000 grant for students between the ages of 15 and 29. Post-secondary students participate in the program for 12 weeks, and high school level students participate for 8 weeks.

“Students are given the opportunity to learn to run a business in a risk-free environment,” said Karyn Dowdall, Youth Program Coordinator for the KLSBEC. “They are supported by our Centre and mentored by successful business professionals from the community. The experience also looks great on a resume.”

Those interested in learning more about the program and how to get involved are encouraged to visit the Summer Company website at The Kawartha Lakes Small Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (KLSBEC) is available to help students register their business idea and get started with their application.

If you would like more information about Summer Company, visit Summer Company or contact Karyn Dowdall at 705-324-9411 ext. 1383.


For further information, please contact:

Diane Steven, Manager, KLSBEC
705-324-9411 ext. 1283

Summer Company Program provides students between the ages of 15 & 29 with up to $3,000 in funding to help launch their own business. Through the program, the young entrepreneurs also receive hands-on business coaching and mentoring from local business leaders. Summer Company is sponsored by the Province of Ontario and administered by the KLSBEC.

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