“From entrepreneurs to consulting firms to hospitals, organizations can’t find enough people with the tech skills they need.” – David Ticoll, CCICT (National Post)
Who are we?
The Canadian Coalition for Tomorrow’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Skills (CCICT) was founded in 2007 by a group of visionary organizations seeking to proactively address the long term talent/skills requirements of Canadian businesses, government and organizations.
The goal of CCICT is to help increase ICT-related post-secondary enrolments by inspiring young people to pursue tech and tech-related careers to meet the significant demand for talent and innovation by Canadian business and help make Canada a global leader in the 21st century knowledge economy.
What does CCICT do?
Projected increases in demand for skilled ICT resources exceed current and anticipated supply. There is only a relatively small window of opportunity – the high school and university years – when we can make a positive impact on tomorrow’s national ICT skills shortage. It is essential to get the message out.
CCICT is providing students, educators and parents with proven, high quality programs and products for education that support culture change and Canadian prosperity. CCICT is addressing the knowledge gap by building key relationships and spreading the message -New technologies bring innovation to everything – the environment, health care, entertainment, shopping, mobility, our social lives and more. And it’s tech professionals who make all this happen. Today’s tech and tech-related careers are interesting, fun, cool and creative. They pay well and are in high demand.