February 9, 2018
Winnipeg, Manitoba – APTN has been acknowledged by MediaCorp Canada Inc. as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, now two years running. This designation distinguishes employers that offer the nation’s best workplaces and programs for young professionals.
“APTN is proud to play an important role in supporting the career development of Indigenous students,” says Jean La Rose, APTN Chief Executive Officer. “From the many messages and stories we have heard from our audiences, community leaders and others, we know the network is making a difference in the lives of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.”
Here are some of the programs offered to attract and retain younger employees:
- Fellowship for Aboriginal Investigative Journalism: APTN in partnership with the Canadian Association of Journalists. Successfully placed one journalist to complete one fellowship with the APTN Investigates team.
- Extensive Internship Program: 11 students have been placed in APTN internships throughout the network, allowing them to acquire valuable work experience.
- Industry Collaboration: An annual program committed to accepting four interns dedicated to reporting on Indigenous content. Three students participated in an APTN Internship.
Canada’s Top Employers for Young People was published today by The Globe and Mail
APTN launched in 1999 as the first national Indigenous broadcaster in the world, creating a window into the remarkably diverse mosaic of Indigenous Peoples. A respected non-profit, charitable broadcaster and the only one of its kind in North America. Sharing our stories of authenticity in English, French and a variety of Indigenous languages, to approximately 11 million Canadian TV subscribers. With over 80% Canadian content, APTN connects with its audience through genuine, inspiring, and engaging entertainment through multiple platforms.
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