Communitech Academy inspires people to break into the tech industry and grow their careers. It also provides them with the guidance and skills to do it with confidence.
The tech sector is an increasingly vital part of economic prosperity in Waterloo Region, Ontario and Canada. The continued growth of tech will create a substantial number of new, well-paying jobs, but it also depends on the availability of workers with specific skills to fill these openings.
Communitech and the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship at Ryerson University have created a research report to better understand the talent and skills components of specific in-demand careers inside Ontario tech companies, as well as the different job pathways that workers travel to enter and navigate between companies in the region.
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Communitech Academy will provide practical, effective programming to help you navigate your career in tech. Over the next few weeks we’ll be using this research to inform our programming – more to come soon! In the meantime, check out these in-demand skills in tech:
Leaders of Tomorrow
From new managers to strategic directors, Tech Leaders of Tomorrow will give you the tools needed to lead a team that is engaged, happy and productive so you can drive better business results in your organization. Courses are designed to give you the right mix of practical and peer learning, and one-on-one mentorship. You’ll leave with more clarity and confidence; we promise.
Leadership WTF (Where To Focus)
New to the people-management game? We’ll help put you on the right track. Leadership WTF will introduce you to leadership models and key principles that work in the tech world. You’ll build confidence and competence, find your leadership style and develop your own personal development plan. Stop asking, “WTF?” and join us for four awesome sessions.
The Strong Leaders program will help you become a manager people want to work for. Through this program of practical learning and 1:1 coaching, you’ll explore goal-setting, communication, motivation, coaching and providing feedback, team dynamics, leading through change and personal productivity. On top of it all, you’ll develop a network of fellow leaders in the tech community.
Advance Your Craft
Our Advance Your Craft stream of learning is all about hard skills training for the tech sector. We’re reviewing our research for topics and sourcing learning partners to bring you great programming focused on filling the skill gaps in tech.
The Digital Marketing Bootcamp is a roll-up your sleeves, hands-on introduction to the skill sets that are transforming the way businesses attract, retain and grow a customer base. You’ll learn how the world’s best digital marketers use agile methodologies to iterate rapidly, test continuously and scale their innovations. You’ll learn leading-edge skills and tools by building marketing assets for a real campaign. You’ll hear about the many career paths available for digital marketing apprentices, from agency work and freelancing, to marketing roles with startups or global brands.
Develop personal and professional skills that will help you in any career, while you evaluate if sales could be a career for you.
Registration for Fall 2018 is opening soon.
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