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Local students create new app to tackle student unemployment

The app, called Rent-A-Skill, is set to launch locally on March 1st
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A new app, called Rent-A-Skill, was created by two local students to help others like them make a little extra cash.

Co-creator Josh Dhanapala says the app is meant to help students find temporary gigs near them.

"There are a lot of students that have a lot of capability and a lot of time. They would be definitely willing to help their neighbours with some of the day-to-day tasks that they need help with, like snow removal, lawn care, errands and much more."

Dhanapala said he feels lucky to have been a part of the University of Guelph's Hub Incubator, where his idea got the boost it needed.

"They helped me over the summer semester to get this idea going and also provided me with some great mentorship. They also helped me in the Hub Incubator, helping me bounce off ideas and helping me with some really good resources as I embark on this journey."

He added you can get ready for the March 1st launch by preregistering on their website.

"Once you preregister, you will receive an email with an invitation to create an account on March 1st and be a part of the first-ever Rent-A-Skill launch, which is taking place here in Kitchener-Waterloo, where me and my partner have both grown up."

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