January 5, 2023 – CBC PEI: PEI’s high-tech sector is getting a boost from an internship program called Mitacs.The not-for-profit innovation organization helps Canadian companies find specialized talent in the academic sector, and creates internship opportunities in industries including clean tech, agri-food and bioscience.
Tash Ismail, chief business development officer at Mitacs, said the internships on PEI help Island companies stay competitive in a fast-moving sector.
“Businesses out there, industry out there, are dealing with immense global competitiveness. The pace of change, of knowledge, of information, is extremely rapid,” Ismail said.
“Organizations find it very difficult to build and grow the talent that they need to keep up internally.”
“What Mitacs does is we go out there, we find the specialized talent that will be very difficult for individual organizations to source, and we connect that talent into that organization.”
Read the full CBC PEI story by Nancy Russell here