Over the last five years, Canada has seen a major shift in the workplace. Computing is no longer a support role that we play to companies; it has gone on to form the fundamental backbone of the Canadian labour market. By 2020 alone, Canada will need to fill 200,000 computing and IT-related jobs. Toronto and other large Canadian cities have invested in teaching these critical skills to their youth and professionals, but a small community like ours still lags behind these giants in ensuring that today’s Niagara is ready for tomorrow’s Canada.
While offered at some schools as an elective, most students in Niagara will never have the chance to explore computer science until well after they have enrolled or even graduated from university. How can we expect to create engineers if we never expose them to engineering before their undergraduate studies?
Code Niagara is on a mission to empower and provide the Niagara community with the skills, tools and platforms needed to succeed in the digital age. Our organization aims to use its mission to facilitate the formal adoption of computer science as a part of the school curriculum by the District School Board of Niagara.
From design courses to Python courses to the opportunity to find mentorship and advice for all your career-related questions, Code Niagara is your chance to develop key skills to enable your career. If you are interested in learning more or getting involved, drop us a note here and we will make sure to keep you in the loop as we work towards launching our first workshop!