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CareerMash is changing the conversation about technology careers

Together with our corporate members and a wide range of partners, CareerMash is working to change the conversation about technology careers. Our website, role model and mentoring programs engage dozens of high schools, colleges and universities.

 

Role Model Program
  • Each year, 10,000 high school students meet our professional tech role models right in their classrooms. Our volunteer role models come from our member partners and other companies interested in engaging students.
Get a Mentor
  • Online mentoring connects tech professionals with classes of students for ongoing mentoring. Mentors provide feedback on focused activities developed by our team. The goal is to help students gain a deeper understanding of the tech careers in today’s economy.
Take a tour of CareerMash.ca     
  • CareerMash.ca provides valuable information and a teaching resource that helps students explore various tech careers and match their career goals to their personal interests. The multimedia site includes interviews with tech professionals, career profiles and pathways to successful careers that mash up tech with industries like fashion, healthcare, sports, education and music.
Bring it into the classroom
  • Tech Career Resource Kit for Guidance Counsellors and Teachers is designed to support educators and their students in exploring the diverse opportunities and benefits of a career in technology. Developed in collaboration and endorsed by The Ontario School Counsellors’ Association (OSCA), this interactive kit includes lesson plans, statistical data and key information to help change the conversation about tech careers.
Attend an event
  • Spread the word. We hold “themed” months for schools such as Women in Technology, Liberal Arts Technology, Tech Career Awareness, Digital Arts and Technology and Youth Innovation. Each year, we hold a large regional TalentMash event where hundreds of students gather for a tech job fair to learn about tech careers through a variety of activities such as interactive technology displays, employer exhibit booths, speakers and workshops.

It’s working!

In 2014, CareerMash established a five-year partnership with the Toronto District School Board and received an Ontario School Counsellors’ Association (OSCA) Career Citation Award for the The CareerMash Tech Career Resource Kit for Guidance Counsellors and Teachers.

For more information on how you or your company can get involved in our special events, website, role model and mentoring programs, please contact:

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Gina van Dalen
Managing Director, ITAC Talent
Office: (905) 602-8345 ext. 2010
Email: gvandalen@itac.ca