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Toronto Finance International’s ASPIRE Edge is helping post-secondary students build critical work-ready skills
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Toronto Finance International’s ASPIRE Edge is helping post-secondary students build critical work-ready skills 

Toronto Finance International (TFI) announced the release of the third tier of the ASPIRE Edge, an online business skill-building program, which is made available without payments to post-secondary students across the country. This even includes a new digital badge so students can showcase their achievements.

“In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, students are finding it challenging to gain work experience. The ASPIRE Edge presents a unique opportunity for students to continue developing key skills that bridge the gap between education and the workplace,” says Jennifer Reynolds, TFI’s President and CEO.

The ASPIRE Edge will be delivered as a three-tier simulation, which allows students to have the opportunity to hone their knowledge and skills that employers value. In the first tier, students will work in as an associate and start cultivating their communication, data acumen, and resiliency skills. In the second tier, they will then be promoted to an Analyst job, solely focused on problem-solving, teamwork skills, and critical thinking. Lastly, the students will be promoted to a Manager Trainee role where they have the chance to hone their leadership skills, learn budget management and create direct reports.

Participants who are able to complete all the tiers will receive a digital badge, which they can add to their LinkedIn profiles and share across social media platforms to showcase their newly acquired skills and provide them with an edge to get hired.

The ASPIRE Edge project is a flagship movement within ASPIRE, a work-integrated learning program to grow the pipeline of in-demand and work-ready talent for the financial services industry. This is funded in part by the Student Work Placement Program of the Government of Canada.

Post-secondary students interested in learning more or enrolling in The ASPIRE Edge program may visit the site here

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