Bulletin: Canadian Tech Talent Accelerator launched with $8.7M in funding from government and industry

$7.3 million invested by industry and other partners and $1.4 million of co-investment through Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster

NPower Canada is collaborating with Microsoft Canada and Blueprint to launch the Canadian Tech Talent Accelerator: a 15-week online skills training and job placement program that will equip 2,500 underrepresented youth (18 to 29 years old) for in-demand digital careers across Canada.

The project is backed by $8.7 million, with $7.3 million invested by industry partners and $1.4 million of co-investment by the Government of Canada’s Innovation, Science and Industry through Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster. This is the Digital Supercluster’s largest investment to date in developing in-demand digital talent through its Capacity Building Program.

“By partnering with industry players like Microsoft we better understand the challenges they face in identifying skilled talent as we continue to drive technology adoption across our economy. Through this project we continue to support scaling digital companies and saving and creating jobs for all Canadians,” said Sue Paish, CEO of Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster, in a statement.

(Source: Digital Technology Supercluster)