Labour shortages have given rise to opportunities across Canadian tech, according to the Government of Canada.
The need for workers with digital skills only continues to grow, affirms Lighthouse Labs, whose founders believe there’s “never been a better time to change careers, and break into the tech industry.”
In a world increasingly powered by code, Lighthouse Labs has been a beacon for budding developers since its inception in 2013.
Over the past decade, LHL has transformed tech education, catapulting over 2,700 graduates into careers as developers, data scientists and cyber security specialists.
This initiative is a strategic move to eliminate barriers and equip communities with training for tech careers, according to Minister of Employment Carla Qualtrough.
“Lighthouse Labs is providing much needed, targeted support to Canadians across the country who have faced barriers to entering the workforce,” Qualtrough stated in February. “Through our Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program, we are supporting organizations like Lighthouse Labs in their efforts to help people get the skills they need to find work and succeed in key sectors such as the information and technology field.”
Beyond empowering aspiring tech professionals, the initiative also extends to employers, providing subsidies and resources to cultivate diverse and dynamic workplaces.
Under the program, LHL offers wage subsidies that cover 85% of a graduate’s wages (up to $13,500) for the first 12 weeks of employment.
“The tech sector fuels the Canadian economy, and it’s critical that we match the rapid growth in the market with future-thinking training opportunities,” said Jeremy Shaki, CEO of Lighthouse Labs. “With the support of the Government of Canada, ICT Boost will work alongside our partners to provide skills training to enter the workforce and empower students to take advantage of this booming industry.”
Shaki says Lighthouse brings a personalized approach to every collaboration, ensuring employers find graduates who perfectly fit their needs.
“At Lighthouse Labs, we want to ensure that everyone is well represented in designing and strengthening solutions for our increasingly changing future,” Shaki stated.
The program is slated to run through March next year. A total of 1,700 Canadians are expected to benefit from the Boost.