CNA Software Development Co-op Program

Co-op Program at College of North Atlantic: An Opportunity for Tech Businesses

Program Features:

  • Duration: 3 months (end of May to August).
  • Compensation: Paid positions, with significant funding available to cover up to 80% of the costs.
  • Workload: Full-time equivalent during the placement period.

Benefits to Businesses:

  • Access Skilled Labor: Students are equipped with contemporary skills in web development and programming, ready to contribute to projects immediately.
  • Financial Incentives: Substantial subsidies through funding reduce the financial burden on businesses.
  • Talent Pipeline: Early access to emerging tech talent, fostering potential future employment relationships.

Eligibility for Businesses:

  • Relevant Placement: Must provide a role relevant to the student’s field of study in software development.
  • Supervisory Commitment: Must be able to supervise and provide meaningful work that advances the student’s learning.
  • Safe and Conducive Work Environment: Must ensure a workplace that supports learning and professional development.

Checklist for a Successful Placement:

  1. Define Role and Expectations: Clear understanding of the job role and the expectations from the student.
  2. Integrate Into Teams: Allow students to participate in team activities and regular operations.
  3. Provide Feedback: Regular reviews and feedback to help students enhance their skills.
  4. Utilize Funding Opportunities: Apply for available funding to minimize costs.

Investing in Local Tech Talent

Investing in local tech talent through CNA’s structured co-op programs offers immediate benefits such as skilled labor and financial subsidies, while also enhancing the growth and sustainability of the local tech ecosystem. This strategic approach develops a workforce that is in sync with the latest industry standards, securing a competitive advantage in tech both locally and globally.

To learn more or participate in the student co-op placement program, contact Deepti Mhaske at [email protected].