Riipen's Level UP Remote Internship Program Enters Impact-Driven Second Phase to Continue Making Work-Integrated Learning Accessible for Students and Employers Beyond the Pandemic
The Level UP program, powered by Riipen, has successfully delivered 6,443 remote internships and received additional funding of $36 million from the Canadian government. Over the next two years, the program aims to provide 18,000 fully subsidized remote paid internships to Canadian post-secondary learners and employers. The program has shown remarkable participation from underrepresented communities, with 70% of participants identifying as part of equity-seeking groups.
"As partners for the Level UP program, we worked with Black Boys Code to equip their students with their first resume entry in the field of IT, and Contact North BC, making available online options for work-integrated learning to remote and Indigenous communities in northern British Columbia," said Midia Shikh Hassan, Strategy Manager, Riipen. "For the new phase of the program, we see great potential in expanding our partnerships to even more organizations looking to help the diverse leaders of tomorrow take that first important step in building their future careers."