Critical Tech Events for Students set to be held Saturday and Monday in Toronto to address Canada’s ICT Skills Shortage

Posted on by Jonathan Elias

With 182,000 IT positions needing to be filled by 2019 and Canada currently lacking the supply to fill critical IT related positions and remain competitive in the Tech sector in the near future, ITAC Talent is hosting one of the largest gatherings of its kind over two days in downtown Toronto, bringing together over 1,400 students with a large variety of employers and speakers.

A unique mix of big industry, tech start-ups, and post-secondary institutions will interact with high school , University, and College students, helping them make informed decisions about their education and career opportunities in the tech sector.

BTM TalentMash, taking place this Saturday November 14th at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, will bring together 22 speakers, 21 exhibitors, and over 400 hundred students and recent graduates from 7 universities with Business and Technology Management (BTM) programs. Students will have the opportunity to hear from a variety of speakers, attend skills sessions, network, and connect with potential employers.

On Monday Nov 16th over 1,000 grade 9 and 10 high school students, 39 exhibitors, and keynote speakers will come together at the CareerMash “Inspiring Tech Careers” Conference at the Mattamy Athletic Centre to spread the word about the endless possibilities that exist in today’s tech careers, and  inspire the next generation of tech workers.

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View highlights from last year’s BTM TalentMash:


About ITAC Talent

ITAC Talent seeks to improve the talent pool, skills and diversity for the digital economy and grow the talent pipeline in Canada. ITAC Talent works with business leaders, the public sector, and educators to motivate young people to select today’s in-demand tech–related careers, and improve the availability and quality of post-secondary technology–related education. It also operates mentorship programs and develops education initiatives at both secondary and post- secondary levels. ITAC Talent is always looking for individuals interested in sharing their journey in the ICT industry.

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