What we offer

  • Training in web development, digital marketing/design, or information and communications technology
  • Paid work experience in the tech sector through employer partners
  • Courses on job readiness, tech-specific language, critical thinking
  • Bus tickets, training allowance and other participant supports
  • Flexible learning in-person and online

Our expert team of tech industry leaders and partners are engaged from start to finish in Youth in Tech. They provide hands-on learning opportunities giving you the digital skills and confidence to launch your career.

Eligibility
  • An immigrant or refugee youth ages 18 to 24
  • Unemployed or not in stable employment
  • Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Not a full-time student
  • Not participating in another provincially or federally funded labour market program
  • CLB level 6 or higher
  • Computer literate with intermediate skills
  • Living in Metro Vancouver
  • Strong motivation to obtain training and employment in the Tech sector
Locations Available

Activities

  • Language and skills assessment to develop your personalized action plan
  • ‘Core’ group-based workshops on the tech sector, soft skills and job search
  • ‘Elective’ courses on tech-specific language training, essential skills, critical thinking and more
  • Tech tours to meet tech employers and trainers and immerse yourself in tech environments
  • Technical skills training offered through training partners in web development, digital marketing/design, or information and communications technology
  • Paid internships and work experience placements with our employer partners
  • Supported job search to help you find employment in the tech sector

Interested?

Email us to learn more:

youthintech@issbc.org