Staff from SSBDC (from left): Lianne Perry, Senior Project Manager; Jason Turner, Project Coordinator; Carrigan Desjardins BA’14, Project Coordinator for Work Smarts; MPs Scott Armstrong and Peter MacKay; and Work Smarts participant Melinda McCrindle,

Major Funding for Sobey School Business Development Centre

By Suzanne Robicheau | fall 2015

The Sobey School Business Development Centre (SSBDC) received almost $900,000 in federal funding through the Youth Employment Strategy and ACOA’s Business Development Program. The lion’s share—more than $620,000—went to Work Smarts for paid internships designed to help recent post-secondary graduates throughout Atlantic Canada. An additional $275,000 will help the SSBDC provide business development counseling and consulting services to potential and existing small- and medium-sized businesses.

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