Good news for those out of work and looking for something to do.
Fort Erie International Academy (FEIA) announced it’s launching an online program designed to teach introductory tech skills that will be free for all Canadians.
Dubbed Tech101, the program is intended to help younger Canadians develop the skills, confidence, and connections needed to kickstart their careers in an economy that continues to trend digital.
According to FEIA, the pandemic has accelerated the rise of the digital online economy by three to four years, and 25 per cent of Canadian businesses expect more than 10 per cent of employees to permanently work remotely moving forward.
Additionally, 600,000 Canadians are still unemployed due to pandemic-related restrictions, and 47 per cent of those without work have no post-secondary education.
“Tech 101 guides even a complete beginner through the curriculum, to the point where they’re ready for the digital workforce. Our content is masterfully crafted by FEIA educational experts and our world class teaching approach involves interactive lessons, quizzes, and high quality learning modules, all presented by professionals working in digital and online fields,” Andrew Liu, project manager with FEIA, said in a news release.