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The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) last week was recognized as one of Canada's top 100 employers for young people by Mediacorp Canada Inc.
The annual competition recognizes organizations that offer the nation's best workplaces and programs to attract and retain young people starting their careers. The TTC was honored in part because of its robust student co-op, internship and apprenticeship program, TTC officials said in a press release.
TTC hires more than 100 students annually and provides them with hands-on work experience and work-place skills related to their fields.
The agency also partners with several secondary and post-secondary institutions and agencies for recruitment and to help provide students studying transit-specific trades with professional co-op and mentorship opportunities.
"The TTC is a forward-thinking organization and we are constantly working to build sustainable transit for the present and future. If we want that work to continue, it's important that we help foster the talented young minds interested in pursuing transit or trades," said TTC Chief Executive Officer Rick Leary.