What's in it for employers?
ADaPT recruits students and recent graduates from diverse professional and academic backgrounds with well-developed research skills, critical thinking skills, communication and analytical skills and enhances their skills with advanced digital and professional training. ADaPT trains students in areas that include: financial analysis, social media analytics, big data, UX Design, Microsoft Office, Design Thinking, and much more.
Potential employers can gain access to:
- Recruitment services
- Custom-designed employee training
- Potential wage subsidies
- Access to top talent from a variety of educational backgrounds, but particularly Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Design, and Business programs
What are industry partners saying about the ADaPT Program?
"Burns & Wilcox is committed to providing entry level candidates the opportunity to start a career in the insurance industry. We look for candidates with diverse professional and academic backgrounds that fit our company culture and have the curiosity to continuously learn, the drive to be the best at what they do and the grit to preserver through tough situations. We believe this program prepares entry level candidates with the business skills required to be successful at our organization. We are excited to continue to educate ADaPT applicants about Burns & Wilcox and so far have been very impressed with the caliber of candidates we’ve seen from the program."
- Patricia Chiodo, HR Leader, Burns & Wilcox Canada
"Recruiting and hiring talented young people is one of the biggest challenges for small companies. Weeding through the high volume of unqualified candidates is time consuming and frustrating, and many small firms do not have the resources to recruit and hire the best talent. ADaPT is a great model and it saves us money, enhances our interview process and helps to ensure new employee expectations are in line with our company offering. Great to see the Government of Ontario investing in youth and small business."
- Rick Hyde, President & CEO, Insured Connect
“When Summerhill needed to hire a Marketing Coordinator we turned to ADaPT. They provided high quality candidates, career counselling and really worked hand in hand with us to ensure we found a candidate with the right fit. ADaPT’s commitment to supporting their students through the transition to the workforce ensured that we had an excellent experience and our new Coordinator is awesome!”
- Ersilia Serafini, President & CEO, Summerhill
“We found our new Advocacy Coordinator, Rahaf Khalil, through the ADaPT program, and we couldn't be more thrilled. It's clear from the quality of her work that the program graduates skilled, hard-working students who are well-prepared to embark on their career path. We think it's fantastic that the program exists and that its organizers are so proactive about assisting their students with the skills and connections they need.”
- Carly Beath, Senior Manager of Operations, Interactive Ontario
“Daisy stood out at CJRU for more than just the accomplishments on her resume. She demonstrated a genuine interest in seeing our organization succeed and found out how and where she could be most helpful right away. ADaPT interns have an advantage because they develop the type of thinking processes and inter-personal skills that make onboarding a new employee like Daisy so much smoother and more efficient for the whole team!”
- Jacky Tuinstra Harrison, President and Manager, CJRU 1280AM: Ryerson Campus Radio
“We were searching for bright, hard-working students for our operations specialist position and turned to the ADaPT program to help us fill this role. The process was quick and seamless. Within days, we were introduced over email to several high-quality candidates. We were impressed by the drive and determination that these students displayed. We ended up finding the right fit and making a hire from the ADaPT program within 2 weeks!”
- Hussein Fazal, Co-founder, SnapTravel
"I am forever indebted to the team at ADaPT that helped me hire my first communications team member here at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. We found all ADaPT applicants to be of the highest quality and were thrilled when the candidate of choice, Erin Hesselink, accepted the position. She has proven to be indispensable, with a terrific 'can-do' attitude and work ethic. ADaPT equipped Erin with the skills and know-how to integrate seamlessly and thrive in the workplace. Thank you ADaPT!"
- Coralie D’Souza, Director of Communications, Events & Community Relations, Brookfield Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship