Industry News

#HireMeHalifax shows employers the value of experiential learning

March 29, 2019

It takes a lot of courage to stand up and pitch your skills and career ambitions to a room full of employers, but that’s exactly what 10 ambitious students and recent graduates did at #HireMeHalifax.

Youth Under 30 Pitch Social Innovations for $10K to Launch Their Idea in Halifax

February 27, 2019

Future City Builders engages 30 youth (18-29 years old) each in Vancouver, Calgary, Hamilton, Toronto and Halifax to create and launch innovative ideas for urban food, water, transportation, housing and waste systems. Alfred and Joyce lead Halifax’s program, which is supported by FutureCities Canada, Evergreen and the Halifax Partnership and championed by RBC Future Launch.

#HireMeHalifax: Top 3 Tips to Nail Your Elevator Pitch

February 25, 2019

Once again this year, the Halifax Partnership is hosting the #HireMeHalifax pitch competition. If you’re a post-secondary student or recent graduate, you can grab your smartphone and film your best elevator pitch for a chance to get noticed by Halifax employers and win up to $1,000.

Turning the Tide on Youth Outmigration

February 19, 2019

The landscape of youth retention in Nova Scotia is very different today than it was just a few years ago.

GAME CHANGERS: Lindsay Construction wins Experiential Learning Award, Large Business Category

January 11, 2019

Locally owned and operated, Lindsay Construction provides exceptional building services to clients who value innovation, integrity, and experience. Lindsay Construction was the recipient of the Experiential Learning Award in the Large Business Category at the 2018 Game Changers Awards Gala.

Growing Her Business with Young Employees

January 10, 2019

During her 31 years in business, Lynn Buckley has remained devoted to supporting young people, especially women.

GAME CHANGERS: REDspace wins Best Youth Employer and Experiential Learning Awards, Medium Business Category

January 9, 2019

REDspace gives youth employees opportunities to lead projects and work with world-class clients including Turner, Sony Pictures, and Viacom. Their interns have a 98% job placement rate following the end of their work terms, internships, or co-op placements.

GAME CHANGERS: NATIONAL Public Relations wins Best Connector Organization Award

January 8, 2019

NATIONAL Public Relations, a Canada-wide and international public relations firm, was the recipient of the Best Connector Organization Award at the 2018 Game Changers Awards Gala. The 13 active Connectors at NATIONAL’s Halifax location have met with 17 Connectees in the past year.

GAME CHANGERS: Common Good Solutions wins Best Youth Employer Award, Small Business Category

January 7, 2019

CGS is part consultancy, part educator, and part social impact incubator that helps entrepreneurs, non-profits and cooperatives start and grow social enterprises. CGS has taken the recommendations of the One Nova Scotia Commission to heart when it comes to investing in young Nova Scotians: 74% of their employees are aged 20-29.

GAME CHANGERS: Kent Lane wins 2018 Best Super Connector Award

January 4, 2019

Kent Lane, Director of Corporate Affairs at CBCL Limited, was the recipient of one of two Best Super Connector Awards at the 2018 Game Changers Awards Gala. Since becoming a Connector in 2014, Kent has met with 16 Connectees, including seven in the past year.