The Eastern-Strait Connector Program grows networks and addresses workforce needs by connecting young emerging professionals with established professionals in the Eastern-Strait area. Closely modeled after theHalifax Connector Programwhich began nearly a decade ago and is now replicated all across Canada as well as in St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and Detroit in the United States, the Eastern-Strait Connector Program will use an online platform to connect young emerging professionals, local and international graduates, and skill professionals with established professionals, business-owners, and community leaders in some of the region’s high-demand industries, including trades, healthcare, finance, engineering, and technology.
Through the program, emerging professionals (Connectee)-who have valuable skills and professional experience but lacks an extensive professional network – will be matched with a Eastern-Strait (Connector) in their field of interest. The Connector and Connectee have a one-time, 30-minute meeting. Following their initial meeting, the Connector will introduce the Connectee to at least three individuals in the field, each of whom will similarly make a minimum of three introductions to prospective Connectors in their network.
The impact of the program is outstanding- To date, the Connector Program has engaged 3400Connectors with 5000 Connectees, resulting in more than 1800 jobs found by program participants. And that number continues to grow every year.
The Connector Program will benefit Eastern-Strait region and newcomers alike by facilitating intercultural communication and creating personal connections based on both shared interests and community members’ desire to make Eastern Nova Scotia a more welcoming and connected city.
This is your chance to grow our region – and your network – to help somebody and their career.
Interested in participating? Contact our team today.