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Grants to help students create their own summer job

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Journal Staff

Local students with a great business idea could get $3,000 to make it happen.

Applications are being accepted now for the Ontario Summer Company Program, which offers small business grants to students ages 15 to 29 who are returning to school this fall.

The program gives successful applicants $1,500 to launch a business, as well as mentoring and entrepreneurship training over the summer. After completing the program, another $1,500 is available.

“By starting and operating a small business, students experience the benefits and challenges associated with entrepreneurship,” said Judith Morris, interim CEO of the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership.

The 23-year-old program is a joint initiative of SLEP and the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade.

Interested students can visit for more and contact Chantelle at [email protected] to discuss the application process.



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