Building a strong, diverse, and inclusive talent pool to help tech companies scale in BC
A collaborative community-led initiative, HyperTalent leverage’s BC Tech’s expertise and network and delivers programs through in-person and online educational content, first-hand industry exposure, mentor connections and coaching and facilitated seminars.
Learn more about the amazing opportunities available in the BC Tech sector.
The need for talent in the technology sector is well documented with over 83,000 tech-related job openings in BC expected by 2027. Rapid reskilling and paid virtual internships are needed for individuals to gain real world life experience and in demand skills to pursue a career in tech.
The Digital Lift Internship program provides skilled individuals with a 4-month hands-on internship experience at technology companies across the Province.
The Digital Lift Rapid Skilling program is designed to help individuals to break into the tech sector by learning in-demand tech skills. Each course will be 6-12 weeks long.
Due to Covid-19, British Columbia has faced historic job losses. Training individuals for high demand technology roles represents the fastest way to address this challenge and position the Province for resiliency in the future.Rapid reskilling will help address the talent needs of British Columbia’s growing tech sector.
After parents, teachers are usually the most influential adults in children’s lives; in order to reach students, we must first reach the teachers. With changes happening to BC’s Grade 11 and 12 career education curriculum in September and shortages in skilled labour for tech careers, now is the critical time to support educators in technology awareness. Although there are technology training programs for students, there are few programs that focus on the educators themselves and particularly for educators from all disciplines.
Microcredentials provide learners with an industry-focused, applied education that allows them to rapidly upskill or reskill, build resiliency, and stay ahead of workplace trends. Microcredentials are flexible, short-term programs that help learners quickly master new competencies and gain knowledge essential to in-demand Canadian industries.
In this initial release of microcredentials at BCIT, three programs have been developed in collaboration with industry, including Digital Transformation focused on building digital skills and understanding.