ITAC Talent’s steering committees, consisting of leading employers and post-secondary educators from across Canada, will define the learning outcomes and competency standards for BTM to help ensure the needs of industry align with educational priorities. The definition of a BTM program is specific to producing graduates of real-world relevance to the talent market but each institution sets its own curriculum, program flow or pedagogy.

Other ways to get involved include:

Advisory Board

  • Assist in the development of youth-oriented career programs, offer strategic advice and execution assistance to the ITAC Talent team.

Ad Hoc Committees

  • Participate in the selection of priority BTM occupations, shape the development of learning objectives and provide subject matter expertise for accreditation and certification programs.

Event Sponsorship

  • Assist in shaping event agendas, provide speakers and elevate your company’s brand through promotional material and outreach campaigns.


  • Review and endorse current research and look for ways to leverage knowledge and financial assistance in support of next-generation knowledge economy leaders.

The success of the BTM expansion relies heavily on educators, employers, members and students.

We all have a vested interest in addressing the skills gap to help increase the productivity and competitiveness that sustain a prosperous economy now and into the future.

Get involved in our special events, steering committees, working groups or explore developing a BTM program at your educational institution by contacting:


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Gina van Dalen

Senior Program Manager

Office: (905) 602-8345 ext. 2010



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This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program