Concordia University’s School of Graduate Studies has launched PhD Career Connect, a program that connects PhD students with employers to explore career options. Students take part in six training modules and a five-day event with employers from government and industry, which allows them to develop the skills they may not acquire while pursuing their degree. The program also helps address employer perceptions around the value of PhD students in the workforce. “Today’s knowledge driven economy is facing labor shortages of highly skilled employees,” said Faye Diamantoudi, Concordia dean of graduate studies. “What we are doing is trying to bridge the two.” Concordia Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.