Summer Updates: Part 2! Get Involved!

By 14 July 2015 No Comments

Technology is one of the fastest-growing areas of our economy, and its innovations vastly affect our everyday lives. ICTC is providing you with opportunities to get involved from events around engaging youth to cybersecurity, from professional development training to industry advisors. Below are just a few of the current opportunities available, more to come including a focus on immigration, women in technology and many more.


  • Tapping into Creative Minds in the Smart Economy – Join 80-100 key influential leaders “by invitation only” from industry, academia and government for a one-day summit organized by ICTC in Ottawa, February 2016. If you are an industry, government or education leader and wish to contribute to this discourse and in advancing this agenda, please contact us to request an invitation at [email protected]. To sponsor this event and assist in exploring concrete measures for engaging Canada’s youth in the digital economy, please see the sponsorship package for more details.


  • Big Data Sub-Sector Study Underway: ICTC has begun its national study on Big Data to understand Canada’s transition to an intelligence economy. With demand for real-time intelligence intensifying, the study will explore the economic impact of Big Data on businesses and the labour market.


  • Professional Development Opportunity – Become a Coach– 2-day Coach Training for ICT sector leaders on followed by an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a newcomer ICT professional by working with and helping them in their path to continue their ICT career and life in Canada! Register today!


  • The Information and Communications Council (ICTC) and MediaSmarts, in partnership with Encounters Canada and Hive Toronto, are bringing together industry leaders, compelling speakers, and 200 secondary school students for 2 days of engagement on Cyber Citizenship and Cyber Security on October 22-23. The Digital Youth Summit will feature interactive activities that will teach new and critical skills and will provide an opportunity for students to share their ideas about their future in technology. If you’re interested in finding out more about this summit or in sponsorship, please visit our website.


  • Free Java Bootcamp – Apply Today. ICTC, in partnership with Willis College, will run an intake of our Focus on Youth Careers Java training program in September 2015. This 13 week program will provide university and college graduates with intensive technical training to prepare them for an entry level job as a Java developer. This program is designed for graduates who have previous IT training and are looking to add Java skills in order to improve their employability. For more information.
    • ICTC is recruiting Ottawa-based employers who are interested in providing 12 week work placements for our Java students.