ICTC’s Youth Programs provide tools to explore the career possibilities in Canada’s ICT sector. ICTC is dedicated to presenting an accurate picture of the sector’s exciting and diverse work environment. ICTC believes in developing a highly educated and motivated workforce that will drive the future of the industry and ensure that Canada remains competitive in tomorrow’s global ICT sector.
In partnership with Canadian industry and the education sector, ICTC strives to improve standards, education and employment within the sector.
Innovation and Youth Reports:
- INNOVATION AGENT PROJECT (SEED)
The Information and Communications Technology Council examined the knowledge and skills gap of employers and youth needed for an innovative economy. To understand the needs of employers, ICTC undertook a survey with industry to better understand their skills challenges and needs.
Our Youth Programs include:
The Small Business Digitization Initiative (SBDI) is a training program that connects youth and small businesses together to solve real employer digital adoption challenges. The initiative provides training for in-demand skills to unemployed and underemployed post-secondary students to prepare them for the digital workplace, while providing businesses with enthusiastic and knowledgeable talent to implement smart technology solutions to support their innovation.
CyberTitan is a unique and engaging environment that will provide students immediate feedback on their level of cyber security comprehension. Its goal is to create learning opportunities for students to engage in hands-on simulated environments that will help them develop necessary skills to pursue post-secondary education programs in cybersecurity or STEM
The Focus on Youth Careers is a pilot program that was created by ICTC to provide 45 post-secondary graduates from the Ottawa area with the skills needed to get an entry level job as a Java developer. In partnership with Willis College, program participants will receive job preparation training, intensive and in-depth technical training, and a work placement.
Focus on Information Technology (FIT): ICTC is a leader in developing IT skills in Canadian high school students with its national FIT program for students in grades 11 and 12. FIT provides a head start on post-secondary education goals by giving students a foundation of technical, business and interpersonal skills. FIT provides both national and industry certifications .
Within the FIT site we offer a comprehensive College and University Search; a searchable, online database of ICT programs at colleges, CEGEPs, universities, and private career colleges across Canada. Also available to students and educators are our Job Analysis and Industry Profiles.