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Programs available
English Language
Leadership Training
Business Management Course
Career Day
Project Management Certificate
Professional Reference Letter
Option 1: Internship + Leadership Training + Course in Business or Project Management + Career Day   X X X X   X
Option 2: English Language + Leadership Training X X         X
Option 3: Project Management Certificate Program (3-4 weeks) + Leadership Training   X       X X
Option 1: Leadership and Business Management Internship in Canada

As a result of their participation, interns will be provided with a well-rounded set of experiences:
A. work for 4 days a week with a reputable employer (7 hours per day)
B. attend a leadership training seminar for 1 day a week (3 hours)
C. gain an accredited course in Business or Project Management (e.g., marketing, finance)
D. career day
E. professional letter of reference
A. Internship (4 days per week)

The purpose of the internship is to prepare students, new graduates, and new professionals with the knowledge and skills they need for employment in a global economy. As a result of their participation, they will be equipped with Canadian experience that is aligned with their specific education, previous training, and career aspirations. This will make them more appealing and marketable to employers within Croatia and the larger European Union.

Term of Internship

The internship is from 2-3 months. You can start in January, May, or September in a calendar year.

Type of Work

Our past approaches reveal that the most benefit can be gleaned from discussing specific projects in conjunction with the students/new professionals and host organizations. In this way, there is a specific start and end date for the work and is better tailored to the skills and advancement of the interns. We take a look at your skills and what you want to do, then place you with an employer

Types of Organizations

Host organizations come from a variety of industries and sectors including engineering, retail, wholesale, and distribution. Along with NGOs and Government positions, these include mid to large size companies, typically employing 200-500 people.

Type of Interns

The interns who will benefit most from such a program include those with a background in business including, but not limited to: Finance, Engineering, Human Resources, Marketing, IT, Computer Science. Those nearing or completing their educational studies may find the internship particularly appealing.

B. Leadership Training Seminars (1 day per week)

The purpose of the leadership training seminars is to endow interns with the soft skills they need to succeed. This will compliment their previous education, teach them about how to work within an organization, and explain the intricacies of working within a team and how to lead/manage groups. During the leadership training seminars, their work projects will be discussed and awareness surrounding real-world work issues will be raised.

C. Accredited Course

In addition to the work experience gleaned from the internship and the development of soft skills from the leadership training seminars, interns will participate in, and receive credit from, an accredited and top tier university in Canada. The focus of this course will be in the area of Business or Project Management (e.g., marketing, finance). Participation in such an accredited course will add a competitive edge to interns as they look for employment opportunities.

D. Career Day

Instructors, career counselors, and industry contacts will host a Career Day with students where they can find out about potential careers, requirements, and career opportunities. This will provide students and new professionals with the knowledge they need to make better decisions about the direction they would like to take.

E. Professional Letter of Reference

Upon completion, interns will receive a Professional Letter of Reference to recognize their work and study abroad.

Employer Costs

Employers will incur the costs and time associated with the training of interns. They will also cover costs associated with travel to and from the place of work along with lunch vouchers.

Availability of Positions

Very competitive and subject to availability.

Option 2: English Language and Leadership Training Program in Canada

This option is geared toward new professionals who would like to develop their English language and leadership skills. Courses will be tailored to suit the needs of incoming program participants.

Option 3: Project Management Certificate and Leadership Training Program (3-4 weeks) in Canada

This option is geared toward new professionals who would like to obtain a certificate in project management and leadership training and have little time in which to do so. The course is offered over 3-4 weeks and at the end, program participants receive a project management certificate and a professional letter of reference.

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