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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
May 26, 2022
A new round of Federal Government funding for the Level UP program will support 18,000 new fully-subsidized remote paid internships for Canadian post-secondary learners and employers over the next two years.
Business + Higher Education Roundtable and Riipen bring sustainable change and equitable access to Canada’s work-integrated learning ecosystem
April 7, 2022
Launched in 2020 with $2.6 million in funding from the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER), supported by the Government of Canada, the multi-year partnership between BHER and Riipen has focused on engaging and connecting leaders in Canada’s academic and industry sectors to build a sustainable work-integrated learning (WIL) ecosystem for Canada’s future workforce. To date, the partnership has created over 12,000 student experiences, and brought 1,212 new employers and 61 new higher education institutions across all 10 provinces into the Canadian WIL ecosystem.
Riipen and Rural Development Network Partner To Help Rural Canadian Businesses and Non-Profits Level Up Their Work Through Learner-Powered Projects
December 2, 2021
Riipen, the world’s largest online marketplace for work-integrated learning (WIL) experiences, is proud to announce Rural Roots, a collaborative program in partnership with Alberta-based Rural Development Network (RDN) to connect rural businesses and non-profits across Canada with post-secondary learners to advance their labour market and workforce skills through short-term virtual WIL projects.
From 0 to 100K Learner Experiences
October 19, 2021
Team Riipen is thrilled to announce that we have hit a huge milestone: 100,000 learner experiences delivered! 🎉We want to thank all of the educators, employers, and learners who are a part of the Riipen community for your contributions, feedback, and support. We couldn’t have done this without your dedication, commitment, and passion!Join us as we look back on this amazing journey, celebrate all that we have achieved, and look to the future!
Experiential Learning Leader, Riipen, Host Panel Discussion on Ontario’s Workplace Pandemic Recovery Strategy
May 27, 2021
Today, Riipen hosted a panel of Ontario business and education leaders to discuss Ontario’s workforce strategy moving out of the pandemic. The panel highlighted the importance of providing opportunities for reskilling to keep up with the changing demands of the workforce and the critical role that work-integrated learning will play in the province’s post-pandemic economic recovery.
Riipen launches Innovative Work-Integrated Learning program Level UP
April 22, 2021
Riipen launches Innovative Work-Integrated Learning program Level UP. Federal Government investment will support over 6,000 Canadian students, including students living in remote, rural communities and students from underrepresented communities.
Looking Back at 2020, Riipen Celebrates 7 Years
December 18, 2020
On December 13th, 2020, Riipen celebrated its seven-year anniversary! 2020 has brought with it many challenges, but also many opportunities. Though there is still a long way to go to achieve our mission of ending graduate underemployment globally, we have made strides towards that goal. As the year draws to a close, we would like to take the time to reflect on some of the key highlights from our year:
Thompson Rivers University and Riipen Launch Into The Second Year of Their Partnership Sponsored by RBC Future Launch Foundation
December 15, 2020
Thompson Rivers University is thrilled to announce our continuing partnership with Riipen, the world’s largest marketplace of work-integrated learning experiences for students. For the second year in a row, Thompson Rivers University was selected as one of the recipients of funding provided by the RBC Future Launch Foundation.
RBC and Riipen Expand Experiential Learning Partnership for Youth Across Canada
October 15, 2020
Riipen, the world's leading work-integrated learning platform, is proud to announce Phase II of our partnership with RBC Future Launch. During Phase I, more than 5,400 youth across Canada at 15 post-secondary institutions were able to gain valuable work experience as a result of this partnership.
BHER and Riipen Partner To Provide 12,000 Students With Access to Work-Integrated Learning
June 9, 2020
The Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) is proud to announce a collaborative partnership with Riipen, the world’s largest marketplace of work-integrated learning experiences for students. This partnership is made possible by a $2.6 million dollar investment from the Government of Canada and in kind support from Riipen to deliver 12,000 new work-integrated learning (WIL) experiences across Canada by March 2022.
Open Letter To Students
May 12, 2020
An open letter to students on building resilience during hard times from Riipen CEO and Co-Founder Dana Stephenson.
Riipen Selected for 2020 Ready to Rocket List
April 15, 2020
Riipen is selected for 2020 Ready to Rocket List in the category of Information and Communications Technology. Ready to Rocket is a business recognition program showcasing the revenue growth leaders of tomorrow in British Columbia’s technology sector.
COVID-19 Response - Helping Post-Secondary Institutions and Businesses Maintain Meaningful Engagement
March 24, 2020
With the uncertain economic conditions, many student placements have been cancelled. In response to these exceptional circumstances, Riipen is offering the opportunity for students to engage in paid project-based virtual internships provided by our employer partner network.
The Next Phase of Online Work-Integrated Learning
March 17, 2020
Riipen’s platform and services provide a cost-effective way for your business to complete projects in collaboration with post-secondary students, and a recruitment channel to support future business objectives. We are very impressed by the response from our academic partners to move all of their course delivery online. As schools transition through this process, we wanted to let our industry partner community know that schools remain open and courses are still being delivered.
Open Letter to the Community
March 15, 2020
Riipen’s software platform enables work-integrated learning, co-op, and internships to occur entirely online. We are offering Riipen free for the 2020 spring and summer quarters/terms to post-secondary institutions with no obligation to renew.
Riipen Wins Reimagine Education’s “Nurturing Employability” Award for Collaboration With The Ontario Government
December 11, 2019
In 2018/2019 Riipen collaborated with the Government of Ontario after receiving funding from the Career Ready Fund. As a result of this funding, Riipen delivered 8,249 student experiences. This project is the winner of the 2019 Reimagine Education Nurturing Employability Award.
Federal Budget 2019 -- funding for innovations to support life-long learning for Canadians of all ages
April 16, 2019
The 2019 federal budget announcement delivered big wins for education, with funding available for innovations in both K12 and post-secondary education. The federal budget also provided funding for innovations to support life-long learning for Canadians of all ages. To help you digest this historic investment from the federal government, we have outlined a few important themes.
Riipen Awarded Career Ready Funding To Deliver 7000 Experiential Learning Opportunities
January 18, 2019
Earlier last year, the Career Ready Fund (funded by the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Colleges, and Universities) and Riipen launched an initiative to create thousands of work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities for post-secondary students. The goal is to help students across the province gain industry-relevant skills and opportunities to develop their professional networks before graduating.
Riipen and the Canadian Marketing Association Team Up to Deliver Experiential Learning Opportunities to Post-Secondary Students
June 21, 2018
The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) has partnered with Riipen to provide opportunities to post-secondary students through live, industry project-based learning. This new partnership creates opportunities to enhance student-focused learning environments in a compelling and interactive way.
Riipen Awarded $735,000 in Career Ready Funding
May 5, 2018
Riipen, North America’s leading collaboration platform for Experiential Learning, is excited and honoured to announce that the Ontario Government has awarded it $735,000 in funding as part of the province’s efforts to deliver Experiential Learning opportunities to every student in Ontario.
2018 Ready to Rocket lists Announced to Profile Growth Companies in B.C.’s Technology Sectors
March 20, 2018
The Riipen team is honored to be recognized on the Ready to Rocket list again in 2018 for leading contributions in Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
Riipen acquires Proll IT Services
August 10, 2017
Vancouver based startup Riipen announces that it has acquired Prollster, developed by Vancouver-based Proll IT Services.