JABC TechWorks will be offered again in December 2022 and March 2023. Stay tuned for more details.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for JABC TechWorks 2021-2022

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Over 5000 B.C. high school students participated in JABC TechWorks during the 2021-2022 school year.

41 industry speakers donated their time to speak to youth about the many different tech-related career opportunities that existing in B.C. rapidly growing tech sector.

Representatives joined us from the following companies:

Accenture
Amazon Web Services
Ballard Power Systems
Best Buy Canada
Borealis AI
Bunker Digital
DXC Technology
Dyspatch
Finning
Kids Shield Services Inc.
MDA Space
Ocean Data Sciences
Plurilock
Polar Asset Management Partners
RaceRocks3D
Redbrick
Sage Canada
SAP
Seoladair Consulting
Sony Pictures Imageworks
Staples Studio
TELUS
Traction on Demand
Workday

We were also joined by special guest speakers:

Benjamin Preisner, Marathon Runner, RBC Olympian; Len Pierre, Consultant, Indigenous Cultural Safety & Humility, Fraser Health Authority; Sonia Singh, Director of Sales – ISV/DNB, Amazon Web Services; Andrew MacLean, Educator, Vancouver Island School of Innovation & Inquiry

Check back here in the fall for information on JABC TechWorks 2022-2023

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 2021/22

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VIEW OUR 2020/21 TECHWORKS REPORT

2021 Highlight Reel

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  • 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
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“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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