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Foundations Exploratory

Foundations

Currently, Indigenous Peoples represent less than 1% of BC’s tech sector. We want this to change and many companies do, too. Building your understanding of the tech sector and six in-demand fields, Foundations is an exploratory course for learners who are considering a tech-related career.

Application Deadline

September 2, 2024

Start
Date

September 16, 2024

Course
Length

12

Weekly
Schedule

Monday – Friday
9 am – 4 pm


Digital Skills Development

Program
Delivery

Live, online instruction

About This Course

Currently, Indigenous Peoples represent less than 1% of BC’s tech sector. We want this to change, and many companies do, too. Building your understanding of the tech sector and six in-demand fields, Foundations is an exploratory course for learners who are considering a tech-related career.

Learning Outcomes

  • Computer basics and professional practices including Microsoft Office and other tools administrative professionals can use to maximize organization, productivity, and efficiency
  • Web development and coding basics including backend functionality and frontend website builders
  • GIS/GPS Mapping basics including gathering data, performing analysis, and visualizing information through Geographic Information Systems and Global Positioning Systems
  • Communications and Digital Marketing basics including online brand strategy, effectively engaging stakeholders, search engine optimization, and social media
  • Software Testing basics including recognizing bugs
  • Network Setup and Support basics including setting up internet connections, installing routers and servers, troubleshooting, and security and anti-virus measures

You'll Gain

Knowledge of different career areas in tech and the digital skills required for each.

You'll Need to Have

An internet connection and basic computer skills including laptop operation and maintenance, video conferencing, and experience with Microsoft Office.

Job Outlook

Technology in BC offers a significant opportunity for well-paying jobs now, and into the future. In 2018, BC’s tech sector included more than 10,000 companies employing over 123,000 professionals. Tech is now BC’s fourth-largest economic sector. There are and will continue to be many opportunities in tech as the economy expands and employees retire. Although Indigenous Peoples represent less than 1% of BC’s tech professionals, many companies are actively recruiting professionals who identify as First Nations, Inuit, or Metis.

Learner Supports

Funded

This course is funded for Indigenous Peoples ages 18+ living in BC.

Equipment

Equipment and technology required for this course is provided.

Support Team

Our caring staff are always available for 1:1 meetings.

Living

Learners are eligible to apply for funding to cover some living expenses.

Meet Your Instructor

Daryl Silva

Instructor

Member of the Squamish Nation
Read Their Bio

Questions?

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Apply Today

Apply for this course before the September 2, 2024 deadline.
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