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    ACC Business Apprenticeship Program (BAP) is a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) approach that bridges the gap between post-secondary institutions and the business community by supporting students in accessing quality WIL opportunities while assisting businesses with recruitment and accessing student wage subsidies.


    "Cultivate in-demand skills and develop leaders by connecting the best and brightest post-secondary students to the business community across the Chamber network."



    • Provides a consistent approach with clear expectations for business to engage students in and out of the classrooms, improving skills and recruitment opportunities.
    • Builds work-related skills and experience in post-secondary graduates, making their skill-sets more attractive to business.
    • Helps solve business problems by providing a temporary workforce boost, and a way to find quality students for internships.
    • Improves learning opportunities for Universities and Colleges. Skilled graduates attract student applicants.
    • Improves students' hire-ability with employers and recruiters when looking for internships and work after graduation.
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    • Better skills
      • IT, digital marketing, data, research
    • More hands on deck:
      • Solving problems
      • Improving services
      • Promoting

    Short term:

    • Supports skill development in areas identified by employers
    • Attracts & retains top talent
    • Promotes Alberta primary industries and small businesses as growth opportunities

    Long Term:

    • Cultivates future leaders
    • Promotes effective succession planning
    • Strengthens quality & relevance of business education
    • Promotes entrepreneurialism



    ACC can provide funding for eligible projects and students through the Talent Opportunities Program (TOP).  In the event that the employer or student does not qualify for TOP funding, ACC supports employers in accessing additional sources of funding. 

    Program Details

    Apply for TOP for Winter 2022!

    • Wage subsidies of up to $7,500 through ESDC's Student Work Placement Program (SWPP).
    • Nationwide student recruitment across 85+ post secondary institutions with one click using the Outcome Campus Connect.
    • Intelligent job matching based on skills, experience, education, and industry-specific certifications.
  • CONTACT Sacha Knorr for more information on how you can access the Business Apprenticeship Program to support your business.