Business Education Opportunities
Member Benefit: Gain exclusive access to Riipen’s real-world industry students project opportunities happening in Canadian post-secondary institutions. Members will also receive discounts up to 50% off on their chosen package. Please connect with the Riipen team for more information.
Riipen supports its customers to deliver and manage authentic work related experiences, talent engagement and industry validated skills for top emerging talent at scale. Riipen’s cloud-based platform connects three distinct audiences —students, educators, and employers through real-world projects (known as experiential learning or micro-experiences).
Since its inception in 2013, Riipen has expanded it’s reach internationally while developing a state-of-the-art technology platform that provides significant competitive advantages for organizations and academic institutions.
Riipen has created over 15,000 real-world industry-student experiences, is collaborating with over 150 academic institutions across the globe, and has developed a partner network of over 10,000 employers and businesses eager to support, engage and learn from young professionals.
Small Business BC Webinars
Member benefit: Chamber members save 20% on all Small Business BC webinars using the promo code “WPP1620” at checkout.
Business owners looking to learn or brush up on the essential skills of starting and running a business are urged to check out Small Business BC’s online webinars. Small Business BC (SBBC) is an organization that aims to assist small business owners in improving every aspect of their business. From just starting out, to growing an established brand, to planning an exit from the industry, SBBC offers expert advice, online resources, registration services, and business education to help BC business owners have a smooth experience from start to finish.
Affiliated with the Chamber Learning Network, SBBC’s scheduled webinars cover a wide variety of topics that are relevant to just about any type of small business. Whether you are an artisan retailer with displays at local farmer’s markets, or you are a prosperous company looking to expand its reach outside of BC, SBBC has a webinar that fits your needs.
A full list of upcoming webinars is available here.
Tools for Trade (Trade Commissioner Service)
Member benefit: Members of the Chamber receive free, exclusive access to all of the trade assistance programs and services offered by the Trade Commissioner Service. Call or email the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service office in Vancouver for further information.
Distributed across Canada and abroad, Canadian trade commissioners are available to help businesses navigate the complexities of international markets. Run by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Trade Commissioner Service provides information on exporting goods from Canada, investing in Canada, finding relevant education opportunities, and connecting with international innovators.
For businesses looking to expand internationally, the TCS can provide assistance in assessing and improving their ability to compete internationally. They help companies in finding target markets, developing business strategies, and collecting valuable industry information. By maintaining a working relationship with their local trade commissioner, companies going international receive a major edge over their competition.