McGuinty Government Launches New Program For Students To Gain Global Experience

    Entrepreneurial Students To Complete Challenging Work Placements For
    International Corporations

    TORONTO, March 16 /CNW/ - Ontario Minister of Small Business and
Entrepreneurship, Harinder Takhar, today officially launched Global Edge, a
pilot program that exposes enterprising post-secondary students to the global
marketplace. Professional experience with successful multinational
corporations will give students an early advantage in their careers, and get
them thinking globally.
    "How we educate and train our young people will determine the future
success of our economy in the global marketplace," said Takhar. "Global Edge
gives students the opportunity to gain exposure to the fundamental tools,
experience and expertise that's needed to run a business on the world stage."
    The Ministry of Small Business and Entrepreneurship will partner with
multinational corporations to provide a select number of enterprising
post-secondary students, ages 19-29, with international work placements for up
to a four-month period beginning in May 2007. Students will be immersed in a
challenging work environment and contribute to the operations and growth of
the corporation.
    "This isn't just a great opportunity for our students," added Takhar.
"It's a great opportunity for the partnering companies. Ontario students are
among the brightest in the world. They'll deliver results and show how hard
working our young workforce really is."
    The aim of Global Edge is to expose students to the opportunities and
challenges that come from doing business on the world stage. The program will
help students develop a broader understanding of the dynamism of the global
economy, which will help them throughout their professional careers, whether
they join an existing firm or start their own business.
    "It's a goal of our government to support the skilled young people of
Ontario by providing them with opportunities to learn, grow and succeed,"
Takhar said. "An investment in our youth is an investment in an even better
Ontario for the future."
    Enterprising students who have a keen understanding of business and
entrepreneurship through academic study or hands-on experience are encouraged
to apply. Global Vision, a national not-for-profit organization, is
coordinating placement details and student applications on behalf of the
    For application forms and more information about Global Edge, please

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For further information:

For further information: Stephanie Nadalin, Minister's Office, (416)
326-1939; David Bauer, Communications and Public Affairs, (416) 325-6998

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