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TalentED YYC’s Executive Director D’Andre Wilson-Ihejirika, P.Eng, PMP, LSSBB was on the Calgary Petroleum Club‘s Back to Business: Calgary podcast this week with host Kim Hayden talking about how employers can connect with student talent in Calgary!

Add the episode to your playlist to hear about TalentED YYC: an innovative pilot project championed by Calgary Economic Development that makes it easy for employers to connect with student talent at all of Calgary’s post-secondary institutions.

On this episode, hear D’Andre talk about TalentED YYC’s free services including:
✔ Helping businesses stack funding to hire a student
✔ One-on-one support available for businesses or non-profit organizations interested in having students help with a project
Resources for employers new to hosting students (like free on-boarding guides)
A central portal where employers can post a position that can go to students at all seven post-secondary institutions at once

Listen here:

Full episode description from Back to Business: Calgary podcast:
D’Andre Wilson-Ihejirika, a former engineer with a passion for education and mentorship, has made significant strides in bridging the gap between academia and industry. Her involvement in engineering outreach and the establishment of a nonprofit aimed at promoting STEM fields showcases her dedication to engaging youth in entrepreneurship and technology. With a background in chemical engineering and experience in the oil industry, D’Andre’s transition to her current role as the Executive Director of Work Integrated Learning with TalentED YYC at Calgary Economic Development reflects her commitment to future-proofing students for uncertain job markets. Her expertise in developing programs to support underrepresented groups in technology and innovation positions her as a valuable resource for small business owners and young professionals seeking to tap into student talent.

If you would like support to connect with student talent in Calgary, email to get started!

Thank you to all of TalentED YYC’s partners for their support of this project! Calgary Economic Development Calgary Chamber of Commerce CCVO Ambrose University Alberta University of the Arts Bow Valley College Mount Royal University Career Services Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) St. Mary’s University University of Calgary