Diversity & Inclusion - Future Workforce Development

ADaPT

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The Advanced Digital and Professional Training (ADaPT) Program is a cost-free ‘train and place’ initiative providing professional skills development with work placement opportunities to help bridge the employment gap for recent graduates. 

Future Skills Project

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The Future Skills Centre will invest $1.24M in a two-year skills badging project led by TECHNATION, which explores new approaches to defining digital competencies and creating new pathway opportunities into digital roles for non-STEM graduates, internationally educated professionals, and high potential workers without traditional credentials.

Infuse Program

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TECHNATION Canada and York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) have partnered to create more intentional pathways for Liberal Arts students into roles in Canada’s digital economy through the Infuse Program.

Zgaabii Indigenous Networking

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Zgaabii is a series of networking events for Indigenous post-secondary students within the borders of Canada on Turtle Island. These events invite Indigenous students to meet established industry role models from within the tech sector to make connections and share knowledge.

Black Excellence Program

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In celebration of Black Excellence, TECHNATION’s Career Ready Program and York University are partnering to fund student hires for eligible companies. The goal of the program is to contribute to the Black innovation ecosystem by supporting Black-owned businesses and/or celebrating Black Excellence students at York University.

CareerFinder

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CareerFinder offers Canadian labour market insights for both newcomers and individuals planning to relocate to Canada and to work in tech, with special focus on AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Cybersecurity. A considerable portion of CareerFinder's audience is from various regions around the globe.

LaunchPad

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TECHNATION’s Career Ready Program supports both students and employers with eLearning modules that provide practical and relevant tools and resources for enhanced WIL-experiences. The initiative is focused on accelerating onboarding for WIL-program participants and provide Information and Communications Technology (ICT) based training.