The IT Accelerator program will provide youth between the ages of 15-30 with training and support to succeed in the current and future labour market. Through the program youth will receive technical skills training, job search and employment preparation, job coaching, as well as the opportunity to gain work experience and full-time employment. This program is best suited for those who are looking to enhance their skills in cloud computing or improve on technical skills.

We welcome individuals from underrepresented communities, including: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour), women, LGBTQ2S+, young adults with disabilities, and newcomers (immigrants and refugees) to apply. Youth willing to commit to full time training and employment placement opportunity.

This program is funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).

Program Components

  • Delivered online
  • Full-time, in-class, 13-weeks

Program Benefits

  • Financial assistance and support to acquire IT Training from a recognized provider (training in sectors outside of IT may be considered)
  • Experiential and hands-on learning
  • Acquire future skills including creative problem solving, workplace communication, growth mindset etc.
  • Group sessions for peer support and networking
  • Connections to employers who will provide work experience and full-time employment opportunities
  • Customized one-to-one support and hands on assistance with your individual job search activities
  • Coaching and support after you’re hired

Program Eligibility

Participants must be:

  • Youth between 15-30 years of age
  • Youth facing challenges to secure meaningful employment
  • Legally eligible to work in Canada

Program Dates

Registration is open. Click here to apply: ITA – IT Accelerator Program Application Survey