Welcome, Interns.

Let's sus out all these details, shall we?

Training Overview

Here's the thing: training participation is technically optional, since not completing any training has no impact on your current internship

But, if you want to do another, future internship with VFC—or take advantage of other VFC programming—there's only one rule.  

The golden rule: you must complete the training minimum in order to do future internships.

So how does that work? Training is tracked using points. You’ll collect points for any training you complete from the VFC Virtual Training Library this semester, and those points unlock rewards, which are outlined in the Points & Rewards section below. 

Let's say it again. Without the minimum collection of points, VFC will not fund a future internship.

Even if you don’t think training is for you, we recommend that you at least check out the Welcome & HOW TO course on Docebo, so you understand what you might be missing out on if you choose not to participate.

If this isn’t your first time as a VFC-funded intern, please be aware that there is a mid-semester deadline to collect points for a Winter 2023 internship. Make sure you check out the most up-to-date deadlines and information! 

Important Dates & Deadlines

 

Training Launch

September 12


Deadline to collect 15 training points in order to be eligible for funding to cover a Winter 2023 Internship

November 14


Training Close; deadline to collect points for rewards from Venture for Canada

December 21


Accessing Training
Login to Training Platform
Step 1: Activate your Docebo account.

You will receive an email from VFC on the first day of training. Don’t see it? Check your spam folder. No luck? internship@ventureforcanada.ca.


Step 2: Activate your Linkedin Learning license, then return to Docebo to take Linkedin Learning Courses.

You'll receive an email from Linkedin Learning on the first day of training.


Step 3: Search for the ‘Welcome + How To: VFC Internship Fall 2022’ course and click “Enroll.”

We recommend investing these 20 minutes to ensure you don't miss anything.


The Points & Rewards

 

Qualify for VFC FUNDING for a Winter 2023 (or later) Internship.

This internship can be an extension with your current employer unless you are currently working an extension with the same employer from Summer 2022. This internship can also be new if you find it on your own, or on our job board.

As long as you are a post-secondary student, we can fund an internship. You can find this internship on your own, or on our job board.

Points Required: 15

Deadline for Winter 2023: November 14, 2022

Deadline for Future: December 21, 2022


Receive an ADVANTAGE in the VFC Fellowship Selection Process.

The Fellowship Selection Process includes three stages: Written Application (1), Recorded Interview (2), and a Team Challenge (3). You will be automatically advanced to Stage 3. You will still complete Stages 1 and 2.

Points Required: 20

Deadline: December 21, 2022


Receive an exclusive invitation to a VFC SUMMIT.

These are weekend-long events exclusively for interns who have shown dedication to their development by securing 25 points or more during ANY of their internships. Take part in a Hackathon challenge with other interns from across the country and network with leaders in community and business.

Summits take place once a year in the fall.

Points Required: 25

Deadline: December 21, 2022


FAQ

 

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  • All else fails? Email internship@ventureforcanada.ca

I already have a LinkedIn Learning license. Can I use that license instead?

Even if you already have a LinkedIn Learning license we ask that you still activate your VFC LinkedIn Learning license so we can track your training participation.

How do I view LinkedIn Learning courses?

Not through LinkedIn Learning. Instead, choose your LinkedIn Learning courses - one point each! - from a LinkedIn Learning course catalog in Docebo. They’re grouped by topic!. This semester, we are excited to be able to offer these course catalogs in French and English. Make sure that you complete these courses in Docebo so that you get points for your courses!


How are my training activities tracked?

With the exception of the Challenge Menu, your training activities are tracked by Docebo. You will be automatically awarded points for self-paced sessions, live session recordings or LinkedIn Learning courses that you view, as well as for live sessions you attend. Be sure to read the description of each training activity for information on how many training points the activity is worth.

Where can I view my points?

View your points on Docebo homepage. Please note that points from Challenge Menu submissions are not automatically awarded; these points will be tracked by our team once a week (and on both deadline days). 

Remember: In order to be eligible for Winter 2023 funding, you must complete a minimum of 15 training points by November 14th, 2022.

 


I can no longer attend a live session that I signed up for. Now what?

Switch sessions (if you’d prefer to attend another session) or un-enroll from the live session entirely. Use the middle button on the top right hand side of your screen to select either of these options.  

I don’t really use my laptop. Can I access this on my phone?

Yes! Please download the Docebo app and learn from there. 


Where can I connect with other Interns?

The Slack Community space. 

What should I do if I have other questions?

Step 1: Carefully review the information presented on this page & the 'Welcome & HOW TO' course and see if your question is answered there

Step 2: If it is not, reach out to internship@ventureforcanada.ca. We will get back to you within 48 hours (excluding weekends)