Liberals Target Students' Skills Gap with Roll Out of Educational Placement Cash

One of the largest programs in the country that has caught the attention of government officials comes out of Toronto where a group of 14 financial services companies have teamed with seven schools to provide educational work opportunities. None want federal cash for wages; instead, the Toronto Financial Services Alliance, which is overseeing the program, is looking for federal cash to scale up. The value for each company is attracting and recruiting students from "STEM" disciplines: science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

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