Breaking the "no experience-no job" cycle -- The Future of Work Summit 2014

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TORONTO, May 9, 2014 /CNW/ - According to an Ipsos Reid study commissioned by RBC, 73% of recent college and university graduates identify a lack of job experience as a barrier to finding employment.

Rehana Ciriani and Lauren Friese, will describe the RBC Career Launch Program at the Future of Work Summit 2014 hosted by The Conference Board of Canada. The program is a year-long first career experience aimed at addressing the "no experience-no job" cycle that many young people face upon post-secondary graduation.

This unique paid internship combines practical hands-on business and community experience with learning, mentorship and professional networking opportunities.

The Future of Work Summit 2014: Developing People and Transforming Organizations for the 21st Century is a major two-day Summit that features a combination of keynote speakers, participant dialogue, interactive presentations, and delegate-expert sharing perspectives on how we can better develop the highly skilled talent Canadian businesses urgently require to help create the workplaces of tomorrow.

Who:   Rehana Ciriani - Director, Career Launch Program, RBC Royal Bank Financial Group
Lauren Friese - Founder,
When:   May 12-13, 2014 - 9:30am - RBC Career Launch Program: Addressing the 'No Experience-No Job' Cycle Facing Recent Grads in Canada
Where:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre (255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6)

Event speakers include:

Dr. Michael Bloom - Vice-President, Industry and Business Strategy
The Conference Board of Canada

Emerson Csorba - Chief Executive Officer, Gen Y Inc.

Dr. David S. Weiss - President and Chief Executive Officer, Weiss International Ltd.

Rudy S. Karsan - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, IBM-Kenexa Smarter Workforce

Mark Leung - Director, DesignWorks, Rotman School of Management

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The Future of Work Summit 2014: Developing People and Transforming Organizations for the 21st Century is presented in partnership with our event sponsors: Telus, McKinsey & Company, Rotman School of Management: University of Toronto, Globoforce, IBM, EBSCO, Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, Trifit, Data on the Spot, Human Touch and HRPA.

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