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Employers, are you interested in hosting a work term placement?

The work term portion of Academy Canada’s curriculum is extremely important to the on-going development of our students. We are very grateful for the support of the business community and their efforts to continue education within the workplace, as we strive to train highly qualified, enthusiastic professionals.

While most placements are 4-6 weeks in duration, some are as long as 8 weeks, depending on the program requirements. When an employer is interested in hosting a work term, the Employment Specialist will provide details regarding the duration and a description of courses completed within that particular program. This will give the employer an idea of the knowledge and skills each student will have when starting their work term placement.

During the work term placement, the student will be assigned duties and tasks relevant to their area of instruction and training. Qualified staff from the host organization will monitor and supervise the student while completing duties, providing direction and evaluating the student’s progress and level of knowledge.

Academy Canada does not require that its work term be paid. While some organizations do pay their students a stipend (this is permissible), we believe that the experience gained by the student is far more valuable than a financial remuneration.

If there are challenges during the work term placement, we encourage open dialogue between the student and their host however, if this attempt fails and not effective in resolving the issue, then the Employment Specialist will be available to provide assistance.

Thinking about hiring a new graduate?

New grads are full of energy and eager to continue their learning. They may need a little more guidance and support to get them comfortable within their new role, but they are excited to show their newly learned skills in the “real world”.

A new grad is a major benefit to any business. They have the most up to date techniques and knowledge available to industry. They also bring a fresh point of view and can be molded to company practices easily. No matter who you hire, there will always be a learning curve, therefore why not hire a new grad with the most recent skills and training available?

As many companies are preparing for the retirement of the Baby Boomers they are implementing succession planning strategies. With that said, hiring new graduates maybe a perfect fit for your organization. By recognizing the potential of new graduates and the opportunity for them to be mentored by senior staff, this would be a huge advantage and a win-win for any business. Furthermore, as senior staff retire and new graduates are hired, the expense of compensation and benefits will be lowered to a more manageable amount allowing the business to profit more or to reallocate funds to other areas.

The topping on the cake, is that there are government grants available for businesses to hire new graduates! This means all the benefits outlined above for no extra cost. The Canadian federal and provincial governments have released several job hiring grants specifically aimed at bringing new graduate students onto business’ like yours.

Check out this link to find out more

Student Spotlight

Multimedia Graphic Design – Ann Norris

Ann is a Multimedia Graphic Design studentat our Kenmount Road campus.

Multimedia Graphic Design students are excelling in their work and have consistently received strong feedback from their instructor about their work ethic, attitude, and understanding program concepts.

We wanted to feature some of Ann’s work (just check out the images in this post!) and asking them some questions about their field.

Question: What do you like most about your field?
Answer: What I love about this field is how diverse the work is and how I can always be learning new things.

Question: What is your favorite type of work to create?
Answer: My favourite type of work to be doing are Album Covers, Posters/Signs, or any type creative art.

Question: How can you be reached for more information about your work?
Answer: Ann can be reached by email at

Amazing work, Ann! Thanks for your contributions to your classroom and field.

Graduate Success List

Program Name Company
Animal Grooming Professional Andrea Quinlan Pet Central Limited
Tiffany Rehel Island Dog Spa
Sarah Snow Barks N Bubbles
Auto Body and Collision Technician Isaiah R. Bud’s Auto Body
Automotive Service Technician Joshua Bradbury Capital Hyundai
Samuel Whalen Chard Mitsubishi Motors
Curtis Cook Avalon Ford
Jesse House Avalon Ford
Chris King Mistubishi Motors
Trevor O’Brien Avalon Ford
Matt Powell CBS Auto
Shane P. Mel’s Auto Body Limited/td>
Business Administration Sherry D. Needs Convenience
Tamara D. Steers Insurance
Debra Loke (Beck) Day and Ross
Shelby Penney Larry Spurrell Tax Services
Melissa Sarjoo S. R. Stack and Company
Denise Tucker Memorial University
Carpenter Norman B. S & D Construction
Noah C. ICR Building Solutions
Shane B. Lizan Construction
Construction/Industrial Electrician Camryn Smith Electrotech Electrical Solutions
Criminology Carter Fancey Hope Valley Centre
Robert Hogan CATSA
Necia Jacobs Learn Star Educational Programs Inc.
Chelsea Leroy Momentum
Serina McKinnon Community Youth Network
Sheri Skinner Hope Valley Centre
Pat Smith The Sheriff’s Office
Rhonda Stone The Tommy Sexton Centre
Chelsea Allen Whittle Choices For Youth
Esthetics and Spa Management Emily Cashin Silver Scissors
Kristina P. Silver Scissors and Emerald Spa
Esthetics and Spa Management with Electrolysis Victoria Cashin Silver Scissors
Cherise Meaney Soothe Spa
Taylor M. Silver Scissors and Emerald Spa
Beth Muscle Medix Massage and Corrective Exercise Centre
Riana W. Vitality Salon and Spa
Hairstylist Sarah B. Silver Scissors and Emerald Spa
Rachel Bennett Silver Scissors and Emerald Spa
Alyssa H. Silver Scissors and Emerald Spa
Emily H. Shear Cuts
Laura H. Silver Scissors and Emerald Spa
Mackensie Hamshire Magicuts
Neely Lewis Chatters
Taylor Mullin First Choice Hair Cutters
Tenille Park Chatters
Sarah Patey Vitality
Emma Peckford Image Salon
Keisha Wicks Silver Scissors and Emerald Spa
Law Enforcement Foundations Karly Estabrooks Department of Works and Services
Steve Gruchy Department of Works and Services
Brian Melee Key Assets
Matthew Peddle MUN (Campus Enforcement)
Massage Therapy Kara B. Rock Physiotherapy and Wellness
Nail Technician Alyssa LeTourneau Dream Nails
Chelsea L. Chatters
Laura P. Silver Scissors and Emerald Spa
Occupational Health and Safety Mike Edmunds Air Canada
David Gbegbin Johnson’s Construction
Hope M. Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture
Office Administration Technology Deicha M. Penney and Brown Limited
Maggie O’Reilly Capital Mitsubishi
Stephanie Osmond Memorial University
Krista Power Qalipu First Nation
Victoria S. Western Health
Samantha Whalen Nalcor Energy
Penny Y. Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Aid Commission
Paralegal Studies Amanda Ash Cavanagh Financial
Courtney Au Rogers Rogers Moyse
Personal Care Attendant Sheri Skinner Western Health
Ashley Small Western Health
Shawna Stead Momentum
Sheet Metal Worker Amy H. Cahill Group
Adam K. Cahill Group
Matthew M. Tin Man Inc.
Brendon P. ADG Mechanical Limited
Ryan V. Cahill Group
Jonathan W. Metal Specialties
Veterinary Assistant / Receptionist Amber Granter Paradise Animal Hospital & Wellness Centre
Ariele McEwen Humber Valley Vet Clinic
Alicia McFarlane Sunrise Animal Hospital
Kelsey Payne Animal Surgery & Wellness Centre
Jessica W. Paradise Animal Hospital
Welder Amanda Campbell Corner Brook Fabrication
Jennifer Cox Bennett Western Steel (Deer Lake)
Jennifer Fudge Western Steel
Jordan Hinks One Stop Welding
Janine Ryan DF Barnes
Connor Seeley C & W Industrial Fabrication
Matthew Squires DF Barnes
Rex Taylor Western Steel
Justin Walsh Johnson Construction

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