(MONTREAL, QC) May 1, 2023 – A team of students from Concordia University created Codelle – a series of free coding workshops to female students to widen career opportunities. The team aims to eliminate the intimidation of computer science amongst girls and encourage them to pursue a career in the field.
Enactus Concordia University was awarded the 2023 RBC Future Launch Project Accelerator Best Project title today at the Enactus Canada National Exposition Opening Ceremony.
In operation since 2019, the RBC Future Launch Project Accelerator is designed to empower Enactus teams with the resources needed to identify, create, and deliver projects that help young Canadians prepare for a drastically changing workforce through work readiness and skills development.
RBC Future Launch is RBC’s $500 million commitment to empowering Canadian youth for the jobs of tomorrow. RBC is committed to helping young people prepare for the future of the work through practical work experience, skills development, networking and access to mental well-being supports and services.
“We are proud to partner with Enactus Canada to help young Canadians prepare for the jobs of tomorrow,” said Mark Beckles, Vice-President, Social Impact & Innovation, RBC. “The RBC Future Launch Project Accelerator enables Enactus teams to develop creative and meaningful solutions to empower Canadian youth to reach their full potential. This is RBC Future Launch in action.”
The Enactus Canada National Exposition is an annual three-day event that unites hundreds of delegates including the country’s brightest university and college students, academic professionals, and top Canadian CEOs to enable progress by supporting entrepreneurial action through competition, recognition and education.
For more information about the event, competition updates, and results, visit enactus.ca/events/national-exposition
ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada, a national charity and the country’s largest post-secondary experiential learning platform, is shaping entrepreneurial leaders who are passionate about advancing the economic, social and environmental health of Canada. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 3,000 post-secondary students led 188 community empowerment projects and business ventures last year in communities coast to coast, directly impacting over 30,000 lives.
As a global network of 33 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information, visit enactus.ca.
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