A $70,000 investment from RBC Future Launch in support of the Life After Trent program at Trent University will provide students with access to online resources, workshops and connections to help prepare them for success in future careers.
“In today’s competitive and rapidly-changing job market, it is vital we ensure all students are career-ready when they graduate. Through RBC Future Launch, we will be better able to help Trent students overcome industry challenges by providing ample opportunities for skills development,” said Julie Davis, vice-president, External Relations and Advancement at Trent University. “With this support, Trent will continue to adapt to the realities of a changing workforce and ensure that students succeed.”
Life After Trent encourages students to leverage skills learned during their degree through community engagement activities, service learning, workshops and networking with mentors and experts, while also providing experiential learning opportunities to students and recent graduates. It also connects students to Trent’s vast network of alumni, through the Ten Thousand Coffees online platform, to build mentorship opportunities and open doors for future employment. Life After Trent specifically helps students gain essential job skills and know-how in business, leadership, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, global perspectives, intercultural sensitivity, innovation, and emotional intelligence.
“Students are entering the workforce at a time of profound change. RBC Future Launch will help Trent students develop the confidence and skills to prepare them for the future of work, critical skills that employers are looking for,” said Glen Dormody, regional vice-president for RBC’s Kawartha Durham market. “We need to get this right. Canada’s future prosperity is depending on it.”
The support of the RBC Foundation and the RBC Future Launch program, allows Trent University to continue to build on efforts to deliver career-boosting experiences to prepare all graduating students for bright futures.
Through the Life After Trent Online virtual alumni networking series, students and recent graduates will have the opportunity to meet experienced alumni, gain insightful career advice, and create valuable connections. Upcoming sessions are planned for the Medical Professional Stream, Biomedical Science program, Physics program, and Trent Graduate Students Association.
About RBC Future Launch
RBC Future Launch is a 10-year $500M commitment to Canada’s youth, RBC’s largest ever investment in a social issue. RBC Future Launch partnerships focus on helping youth by providing work experience opportunities, building their networks, acquiring new skills and enhancing their well-being.
About Trent University
One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.
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Cara Walsh, communications & media relations officer, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x6240 or firstname.lastname@example.org