B.C. based businesses can get up to $26,000 for hiring youth for tech role

B.C. based businesses can get up to $26,000 for hiring youth for tech role
16 Dec 2020 by DigiBC

The Digital Skills For Youth (DS4Y) Program

Did you know you can get $26,000 to hire and train your intern through Innovate BC's new Digital Skills for Youth program?  Whether you have recently hired talent, or are looking to hire, to be eligible for the funding you just need to be a B.C. based company with less than 500 employees, with an intern between the ages of 15 and 30.

Here’s how the funding breaks down: 

  • $17,000 to cover salary
  • $4,000 to cover training costs
  • $5,000 to cover direct costs (e.g., small repairs or renovations) 


Your intern must be working in a tech role – for example programming, automation, UI/UX, digital marketing, or cybersecurity, amongst others.
 

Even if this grant isn’t suited for you, perhaps you know a friend or a local business that may benefit from the funding at this time. 

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Limited funding available. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2020