Pacific Insight Mike Henderson 2014

During the summer of 2014, KAST was proud to deliver the pilot “BC Innovator Skills Initiative” (BCISI) program, delivering $50,000 in skills, training and practical experience to seven post-secondary students, providing them an in-region opportunity for the development of business and technical skills, exposure to career opportunities and on-the-ground practical experience.

A diverse group of of West Kootenay and Boundary companies took advantage of the pilot program, allowing seven lucky young professionals a look inside the world of particle accelerator component design, LED electronic engineering and manufacture, industrial technology adoption and fabrication, geospatial applications to commercial and economic development, and forestry technology application and management. Read their stories below:

Cruising for Timber & Employment at ATCO

Physics-perfect summer employment experience at D-Pace

Manufacturing a career in mechanical engineering at Drop Design

Applying learning to real-life electronics experience at Pacific Insight

Mapping out a GIS career with the SGRC

A Uni-fabulous IT opportunity in Grand Forks

Hiring a student is not just a great way to help boost the skills and experience of a business or technical student, but is also a great way to help boost your business with a young set of hands and eager mind. KAST hopes to be able to offer this great program again, and we’ll let you know as soon as we do!

With huge thanks to project funders BCIC, the Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services and the administrative services of WaveFront.

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