Calling on Information Communication Technologies organizations looking for fresh talent

By 1 December 2015 No Comments

ICTC’s pilot program, Focus on Youth Careers (FYC), is in search of ICT companies looking to recruit new graduates for a 12 week work (co-op) placement. These graduates are reaching completion of FYC’s 13 week Java Bootcamp. Each individual is 20-29 years of age, and has a university degree or college diploma in Information Communications Technology.

According to ICTC’s May 2015 snapshot, there is a current underemployment rate among youth in ICT of 6.7%. This upholds employer’s argument that there is not enough skilled supply to meet their demand.  TheFocus on Youth Careers Java Bootcamp aimsg to upskill youth and provide the ICT industry with talent that has skills in high demand.

Upon completion of the program, each student will have been intensively trained on:

  • Operating Systems: Windows 7/8, Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, etc.)
  • Languages and Frameworks: Java SE 8, AWT, Swing, Android, JDBC, SQL, JavaScript, HTML, XML.
  • Development Environments: NetBeans, Eclipse, Android Studio, phpmyadmin/MySQL.
  • Methodologies and Technologies – Software Development Life Cycle, Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, Design Patterns, Unified
  • Modelling Language, Real Time Concepts, Relational Databases, Multi-Tier Architectures, Quality Assurance and Unit Testing.


Aside from technical skills, the students will have also gained an abundance of other skills relevant to obtaining a position in ICT. Each student will have outlined their skills and experience on their resume.

Hiring a qualified young-adult is for you if you…

  • Are interested in advancing youth in ICT
  • Have a place or need for programmers
  • Strive for a diverse and inclusive workforce
  • Want to encourage innovation, creativity and growth for your organization


By utilizing the FYC program and hiring highly-motivated young employees, with concentrated skills, you are helping to ensure positive change for both youth, and your company.

Students are available to begin placement this month. For more information contact Lee Jacobs, Program Manager, at 613-237-8551 ext. 149 or [email protected]