What We Do

  • 60-hour program that targets the specific needs of IT workers
  • program designed with input from local IT employers to meet their staff hiring and retention needs
  • cover topics that reflect latest trends in Metro Vancouver’s IT workplace
  • provide opportunity to practise oral and written communication in the IT workplace
  • teach critical thinking skills expected by employers
  • offer lessons on expressing ideas and opinions effectively
  • guest speakers provide up-to-date information and advice on the local IT industry and jobs
  • leverage your professional presence for your success
  • link you to ISSofBC’s expert Employer Relations Specialists and hiring events

“I learned about critical thinking and I’m feeling more comfortable in exposing my ideas and point of view without the fear of being wrong. I know I still have a lot of that fear, but it was a great start to have this safe environment where I can go and try little by little to share what I have.” – Igor

You can join if you are:
  • Permanent Resident, naturalized Canadian citizen or refugee
  • Have English level of CLB 7 and higher
  • Unemployed, under-employed or working in IT but wishing to improve your communication
  • With experience and/or training internationally as a Computer Programmer, Database Analyst, Data Administrator, Computer Network Technician or other IT professional
Locations Available

Activities

  • clear and effective vocal delivery
  • presentations
  • teamwork and collaboration in the workplace
  • writing formal and informal messages, email and instant messages
  • exploring critical thinking skills
  • exploring Emotional Intelligence and workplace culture
  • simulations and role-play:
    • team decision making
    • engaging in meetings
    • giving and receiving constructive feedback
    • dealing with difficult people
    • networking

For more information

Email: ales@issbc.org
or call 604-684-2504