Demand for skilled employees is high
According to KPMG’s 2018 British Columbia Technology Report Card, talent and scalability continue to be the two main constraints on BC’s booming technology sector.
With over 10,000 companies facilitating 100,000 jobs, BC’s technology sector employs more people than forestry, mining, oil & gas and utilities combined and continues to be one of the top five contributors to the provincial economy. An additional 83,000 jobs are expected to be added by 2027, many of which are roles that don’t even exist yet. Future employees need to be highly-skilled and adaptable in this rapidly changing business world. In response to this evolving landscape, JABC launched TechWorks in 2017 in Vancouver. In the 2019-2020 school year, this program will be offered in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna.
JABC TechWorks is designed to encourage youth to consider their education choices as they approach their senior years and inspire them to consider a career in BC’s technology sector and beyond. We are proud to partner with numerous companies and organizations who will be hiring for the jobs of the future and also bringing new and unique experiences to BC students.