It's a wrap for summer job program

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CORNWALL, Ontario - After a summer of punching the clock, local students are ready to hit the books.

From left are Carl McIntyre, president, South Dundas Chamber of Commerce, Tayler Pilon, Chamber summer student, Geraldine Fitzsimmons, general manager, South Dundas Chamber of Commerce, MP Guy Lauzon, Hayley Smith, BIA summer student, Bill Ewing, BIA member, Grace McDonough, BIA coordinator, Bobby Robichaud, BIA summer student.

This year, Canada Summer Jobs created 91 employment opportunities for students within the City of Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, and Akwesasne.

The Government of Canada program provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to hire full-time students from the ages of 15 to 30 years old returning to their studies in the next school year.

"We are helping to equip young Canadians with the skills and experience they need to get jobs now and prepare for the workforce of tomorrow," said Guy Lauzon, Member of Parliament for SDSG.

Students walked away with tangible experience from jobs in recreational leadership, tourism, sales, agriculture, maintenance, and business as well as money for the upcoming school year, while also helping employers address skills shortages.

For more information, visit youth.gc.ca.

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