Student Business program: over 1100 secondary students explored a professional area this summer thanks to Montréal Relève!

MONTREAL, Sept. 9, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - This summer, Student Business allowed 1 163 youths from secondary's 3 and 4 to complete a one week career exploration internship in a professional setting. Close to 300 Montreal organizations decided to involve themselves with Montréal Relève by voluntarily participating with the movement to prepare young students by helping them discover different jobs and professions. Yesterday evening, 2 500 people were at the Palais des congrès of Montréal to highlight the youth's success as well as the participation of various business people.  The founder promoted the event.

« It feels good to live in Montreal, particularly when the educational sector and the business community mobilise around fantastic initiatives like Student Business. Congratulations to everyone!»

Denis Coderre, mayor of Montreal 

 « Montréal Relève has a concrete influence on the professional path of 15,000 teenagers who had the chance to live the Student Business experience throughout the last 14 years. Being on the field to discover the realities of the workplace is the best way to make an enlighted choice. Congratulations to the organizations and the students who jumped on this occasion!»

Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

The level of participation, which continues to grow, can be explained by the willingness that teenagers have to multiply their immersive experiences in the work place, in order to discover skills and abilities as well as a better understanding of the expectations in professional environments. According to a study whose results were unveiled in 2014, one out of three students decided to pursue postsecondary studies in the same activity sector explored during their Student Business internship.

Since last July, Stationnement de Montréal and Montréal Relève wished to shed some light on their partnership with the visibility offered on the backside of the receipt coupons. It's thanks to the agreement between these two organizations that, since 1995, Montréal Relève is able to increase opportunities to facilitate the transition from the classroom to the. 

Montréal Relève is proud to be able to count on the support and collaboration of numerous partners, like Desjardins, the Coalition pour la promotion des professions en assurance de dommages, belairdirect, l'Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec, GIRO, La Capitale financial services, as well as the island's five school boards and the 21 participating schools.  

About Montréal Relève
Established in 1995, Montréal Relève is a non-profit organisation who's positioned itself as an expert in preparing future generations. Having the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and the City of Montreal as its founders, this organisation focuses on developing innovative projects in conjunction with economic growth. This year, Montréal Relève celebrates 20 years of initiatives for the succession.

About Student Business
Established in 2001 by Montréal Relève, Student Business is a career exploration internship program whose mandate is to prepare future generations by helping them make enlightened career choices. Recognized by the ministry of Education, this program aims to help motivate youths to pursue their studies by presenting inspiring and stimulating perspectives for the future. The participants of the 14th edition of Student Business come from 21 secondary schools belonging to the five schoolboards on the island of Montreal.

>> Consult the 2014-2015 internship photos
>> Consult the list of our 2015 honour students
>> Consult the list of our 2014-2015 partner organizations


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For further information: Laurie Vesco, Communications advisor, Montréal Relève, 514 270-3300, extension 2 / 514 659-7952,


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