The Growing Demand for Technology Workers
Information and communication technology (ICT) underpins much of Canada’s economic performance and economic growth. Over 1 million workers are embedded in every sector of the economy. ITC careers pay well and are in high demand. But in spite of high salaries and a technology sector unemployment rate of less than three per cent, the demand for skilled technology workers continues to outpace the supply.
Employers in all sectors of the economy will be looking to fill ICT positions in years to come and are running up against a tightening labour market due to an aging population, declining enrolments in IT-related post-secondary programs and a mis-match between the skills of available workers and the requirements of employers. If left unaddressed, ICT labour shortages will have a significant negative impact on the Canadian economy.
Educators are a critical link to inspiring the next generation of technology talent
Youth represents a large pool of potential talent and TECHNATION’s programs are focused at both the high school and post-secondary level.
We employ a comprehensive approach to addressing the ICT labour shortage and educators are at the centre of the approach.
Educators are a critical link to the next-generation of talent, spreading the word to students about the endless possibilities of inspiring tech careers, helping to prepare them to enter these well-paid, in-demand professions, and defining and delivering programs that bridge the persistent mis-match in Canada between skills employers need and those available in the talent pipeline.
TECHNATION has adopted a range of programs and initiatives designed to help young people, educators, parents, and influencers to make informed decisions about technology-related careers, that also help to grow the talent pipeline. We have created a holistic end-to-end approach to address the skills and talent shortage: