The Government of Canada is providing almost $2.1 million over a three-year period to Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA) for ASPIRE, our work-integrated learning pilot project in financial services (FS), which aims to attract, up-skill and retain post-secondary students developing in-demand skills in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). TFSA is leading the project on behalf of the FS sector. The funding is part of the Government's Student Work Placement Program, which will distribute a total of $73 million over the next four years to recognized industry associations that represent the interests of businesses in key sectors across the country. TFSA will use the funds to scale up ASPIRE, which was designed in collaboration with our industry and academic members, and launched last April. The Government's support will enable us to increase employer and academia engagement, and offer more students more opportunities to gain...
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