2021/22 JABC TechWorks Registration Now Open

Check out our 2021/22 Teaser Video!

2021/22 Dates

  • Session 1: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 – 9:15 am to 10:30 am PST

  • Session 2: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 – 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm PST

  • Session 3: Thursday, March 3, 2022 – 9:15 am to 10:30 am PST

  • Session 4: Thursday, March 3, 2022 – 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm PST

Educators: Register for JABC TechWorks 21/22 here
VIEW OUR 2020/21 TECHWORKS REPORT

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

Keynote Speaker

Benjamin Preisner, RBC Olympian

RBC Olympian Benjamin Preisner is an elite marathon runner, representing Canada on eight national

teams, including the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. He received his degree in Chemical Engineering at the

University of Tulsa where he also competed at the NCAA Division 1 level for Cross Country and Track

and Field. Ben is currently a Masters of Management in Artificial Intelligence candidate at Queen’s University.

Len Pierre

Consultant, Indigenous Cultural Safety & Humility

Fraser Health Authority

Sonia Singh

Director of Sales – ISV/DNB

Amazon Web Services

Andrew MacLean

Co-Founder and Advisor

HighTechU

More speakers to come! Check regularly!

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Software & Web Development

We all use computer programs and apps on a daily basis but have you ever wondered who builds them? Software and web developers are highly sought after by small and large tech companies all over the world. Learn about the skills and training you need to start building your own programs and apps.

Design Thinking & Service Design

When it comes to creating a new service or improving an existing one, Service Designers are in play! If you enjoy collaboration, have a creative way of solving problems, and enjoy converting business strategies into customer value and market opportunities – a career in Service Design is what you need!

Product Management

If you like doing research, helping people find solutions to their technology problems and promoting new and exciting products, consider a career in product management.

Cyber Security

Cyber Security is big business and these specialists are always in demand. Find out what it takes to land a career in protecting systems and fighting online threats.

Animation and Visual FX

Do you love video games? Curious about how those amazing graphics are created? Wondering how to make a career out of it? Learn about what it takes to create exciting games and visuals and start building your career path in animation and visual effects!

Creative Services

Do you have an abundance of ideas and a great eye for design? Consider a career in Creative Services and be the one determines the creative vision for a brand or project and see it through to completion. Marketers, writers and graphic designers – this one is for you!

Technology Sales

Unlike traditional retail, tech sales focuses less on promoting a product and more on helping a customer solve an issue to motivate them to make a purchase. If you like marketing, problem-solving and working people, look no further!

Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

If you love problem-solving and finding the answers to the most difficult questions using math and computers, a career in the field of data science and artificial intelligence might be for you.

JABC TechWorks introduces B.C. youth to the jobs of the future

JABC TechWorks is an exciting multi-school program experience that introduces B.C. students to a variety of tech and tech-related careers. Because technology is a leading economic driver of growth, the demand for skilled employees is sky high.

In 2021, JABC converted the traditional one-day JABC TechWorks program into an interactive online program that reached over 4,500 students province-wide— more than ever before.

JABC TechWorks 2021/22 incorporates:

  • High production quality digital content aimed at student learners in grades 9-12

  • A variety of technology sub-sectors to ensure that the breadth of career opportunities related to tech in B.C. are well represented

  • Live Q&A sessions between the presenters & students that accompany the digital content

  • Digital content on-demand after the initial release, so more students will have an opportunity to learn about tech related career opportunities in B.C

Program Supporters 2020/21

Community Partner

Conference Partner

2019 Highlight Reel

View full video from 2019 in-person program

  • Technology is the fastest growing sector in B.C.
  • 83,000 new tech jobs are expected to be added by 2027
  • The B.C. Government is investing $100 million into #BCTECH strategy
  • Technology jobs pay 66% higher wages than non tech jobs
  • B.C. post-secondary institutions are adding 2,900 spaces in their technology-related programs
Learn more about JA British Columbia

“This event will make a difference in the lives of many of them – influencing the way they think
and choices they make in the future.”

Educator, Vancouver

I have opened my eyes to working somewhere in the technology field. This gave me a bit of a head start and I am grateful for it.

Student, Vancouver
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