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June 1, 2016

ITAC President before House of Commons’ Standing Committee – Discussion on Temporary Foreign Workers

Robert Watson, President and CEO for the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) appeared today before the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development to provide industry feedback and insight surrounding the need for access to high skilled workers along with recommendations to Government with regard to Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW).

 

June 8, 2015

BTM-logoThe Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) attracts over 100 academics from across the world to explore the fastest growing sector in ICT – Business Technology Management (BTM)

Demand for business professionals with ICT related knowledge and skills have grown from 100,000 to 200,000 in less than 10 years. Post-secondary programs that teach these skills have endured chronic under enrollment. The Business Technology Management (BTM) program was introduced in 2009 at the undergraduate level in response to the feedback that new ICT graduates didn’t have the skills needed by businesses.

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September 30, 2014

Matching students with jobs in the Digital Economy: TalentMash 2014

BTM TalentMash is the largest BTM conference in Canada. It helps bridge the Digital Economy skills gap by connecting students with leading Canadian ICT employers. The event will feature innovative tech thought leaders hosting hands-on skills sessions and speaker panels along with a career fair and student competitions.

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May 1, 2014

CCICT merger with ITAC Strengthens Industry Focus on TalentCCICT merger with ITAC Strengthens Industry Focus on Talent

The merger of the Canadian Coalition for Tomorrow’s ICT Skills (CCICT) and its long-time collaborator and supporter ITAC (the Information Technology Association of Canada) will create a strong new champion for Canada’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector. CCICT will now operate as ITAC’s talent division, branded as ITAC Talent.

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April 18, 2014

Government of Canada WordmarkGovernment of Canada and Canadian Coalition for Tomorrow’s ICT Skills (CCICT) sign agreement to increase supply of business and technology skills in Canada

The Government of Canada announced $1.6 million in funding for the Canadian Coalition for Tomorrow’s ICT Skills (CCICT) under the Sectoral Initiatives Program to expand the Business Technology Management (BTM) education initiative throughout Canada. This program aims to reinvent education in business technology management to increase the supply of in demand skills for Canada’s economy.

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September 9, 2013

BTM-logoBTM TalentMash attracts over 300 Students ready to meet the Digital Economy skills shortage challenges

Demand for business professionals with ICT related knowledge and skills have grown from 100,000 to 200, 0000 in 10 years. Post-secondary programs that teach these skills have endured chronic under enrollment. The Business Technology Management (BTM) program was first introduced in 2009, and is a digital economy version of Management Information Systems (MIS) and similar programs.

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