The e-Talent Portal is a unique online interactive map that will provide Canadians access to dynamic labour market information. The portal provides ICT job trends and tools pertinent to all sectors; highlights which jobs are in-demand; who’s hiring; wages; demographics; educational institution that closely respond to the industry needs; and many other important factors from a national, provincial and municipal level. This unique tool will assist in finding the right talent to expand business and maintain a competitive advantage, and will be an invaluable source for those seeking new or upgraded employment opportunities.
The Teachers Portal is accessible through the FIT Website. It is a tool that provides teachers taking part in our FIT program with various resources that assist them in teaching ICT skills in their classroom. They are able to filter through available resources by selecting the Type of Resource, Competency, Province, and by FIT Concentrations. Additionally, they can share their classrooms resources with other educators. The portal also includes an in-depth description of the curriculum for the FIT program and it’s many certificates while also showing how these certificates align with industry certifications.
The HR Portal was developed to support employers and managers through employee professional development and career pathing solutions. This diverse portal enables small, medium, and large organizations to up-skill current employees. A key feature of the tool allows employees to self-assess against competency profiles and also provides support to develop an inclusive workforce through courses and quizzes on Workplace Culture and Diversity in the Workplace.
CyberTitan: As tomorrow’s leaders and innovators, youth are a vital talent pool to meet cyber security skill demands. Additionally, regardless of what career path youth choose, ensuring they develop cyber security skills in school is paramount to equip them with critical digital and cyber skills as the Internet of Things permeates their everyday lives. Recognizing the importance of this, we introduce CyberTitan, Canadian Youth Cyber Education Initiative. CyberTitan operates in affiliation with the (US) Air Force Association's CyberPatriot Program which is presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation. CyberTitan is focused on preparing middle and secondary school students with skills for the digital economy by creating learning opportunities for students to engage in hands-on simulated environments that develop skills necessary to pursue post-secondary education programs, to learn skills essential to work in many STEM fields, and to identify roles students can play help to secure our systems.
The Digital Adoption Compass (DAC) aims at assisting Micro, Small, and Medium-size Enterprises (MSMEs) gain the necessary knowledge to adopt digital technologies and expand scale and scope. The Virtual Community of Practice brings together individuals with interests and knowledge in digital technology and adoption to connect, collaborate, share information and experiences, and develop professionally. Researchers and business leaders will be able to share their expertise and experiences and develop a shared repertoire of resources to build knowledge and skills in digital literacy and adoption.
The Women in Technology Resource Centre is an all-encompassing tool which includes various resources for women in ICT as well as employers. It encompasses information about all ICTC’s initiatives which aim at advancing women in their careers including the WIT and ATW programs. It also acts as a hub for information about ICTC’s partners, and how ICTC is helping them advance women in their companies. It provides those who visit the website with valuable research reports which support ICTC’s mandate for attracting, advancing and retaining women in Canada’s ICT sector. Moving forward, the tool will include many interactive tools such as assessments and audits.
The Newcomers ICT Careers Splash Page is an online tool that provides various resources for Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs). It includes information about ICTC’s IWES bridging program, as well as information about Canada’s labour market and bridging resources to help with integration.
My Career Map is a self-assessment tool that prepares workers for a successful career in technology. My Career Map is a professional development tool that allows users to determine their strengths and areas for development. Helpful guides and tips will skill users in resume writing, interviewing and workplace communications. Information is also provided on provincial labour market trends that will increase users’ competitive advantage.
ICTC’s Workshops Online is an e-learning tool that provides essential knowledge about working in Canada to Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs). The tool includes information about the immigrating to Canada while also outlining what the Canadian ICT employers are looking for. The tool also provides resources to help develop various skills including: technical, business, workplace communication, and language skills.
The Focus on Information Technology program (FIT) is a part of ICTC’s youth initiative that focuses on providing tools to explore career possibilities in Canada’s ICT sector. FIT was designed to help Canadian secondary students recognize the importance of ICT, while developing their skills in business, communications, and technology. FIT is carefully aligned with provincial curriculum, allowing students to meet the requirements of their provincial secondary school diploma, while pursuing FIT certifications. The FIT Website is an online tool for teachers, students, and parents who are taking part in the FIT program or may be interested in taking part. It allows them to explore the different aspects of the program while also learning about the value of youth to the ICT sector.
ICTC’s Diversity & Inclusion Readiness Scale helps organizations understand how “ready” they are to become more diverse and inclusive. The Scale identifies Stages of readiness, and provides resources to help you move through the process and on to the next Stage.
Introducing #ICT4ALL – by ICTC’s National Education & Skills Leadership Taskforce: This resource is a just at a starting point! We’ve compiled an online database of numerous tools and resources available for you amazing educators to help you incorporate the world of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and STEM learning into your classrooms. Thank you to our Canadian Leadership Taskforce on Education and Skills who have kick-started this initiative by including their education and skills tools and resources, as well as Ladies Learning Code for sharing their resource list. For all of you who have resources and tools to share, please include your information on our site so that more educators and learners will find out about your initiatives. Visit ICT4ALL today!