On September 10th 2019, TFI launched its second annual industry-led innovation competition, the ASPIRE Challenge, which helps post-secondary students to uncover opportunity in the financial services sector and build in-demand skills through work-integrated learning experiences. The competition is open to 2nd year students who set out to identify an issue in their community and to develop an innovative solution. A short-listed group advance to the next level of the competition, and present their solutions to a panel of financial services employers.
Fifty Challenge finalists are invited to participate in an Innovation and Industry Insights Weekend in Toronto featuring presentations on disruption and innovation in the sector, office tours, skill-building workshops, and more. Challenge finalists also have the opportunity to secure a paid internship with one of ASPIRE’s participating financial services employers.