Hopes high for federal budget aimed at boosting high-tech job skills, expertise

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OTTAWA — Expectations are running high that next week's federal budget will provide a more detailed federal strategy — and perhaps more cash — to help post-secondary students land real-life work experience in emerging, employee-starved fields.

In last year's budget, Ottawa committed $73 million over four years to fund an initiative aimed at ensuring that what's being taught inside the classroom is better aligned with the tech-related needs of the job market.

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