CAREER SPOTLIGHTS

Get detailed labour market information about careers in prominent sectors in York Region. These information sessions can be used by employers, jobseekers, students, educators and the community to better understand the current and future workforce needs in select sectors.  

Spotlight on Information & Technology Sector Careers

The Employment Ontario centres in York Region and the Workforce Planning Board of York Region partnered to organize a computer and information technology event for individuals considering a career in this sector or those who are currently working in this sector and would like to improve their skill set. 

This recorded event is 1.5 hours in length, however we have identified where you can place your cursor depending on the portion of the event that is of interest to you.

Overview of Employment Ontario Services – :1 sec

Presented by Kayla Schie, Thornhill Employment Hub

Understanding the IT Sector in York Region – 2:27sec

Presented by Tina Stevens, WPBoard.

Employer Discussion – 6:50 sec

  • Moderated by Craig Striecker, President of Onico Solutions, an industry leader in IT Staffing and IT Resource Consulting Services.
  • Presented by Jason Zweig, Partner, VP, Canadian Viewpoint Inc., a leading market research company in Canada.
  • Presented by Chris Lomond Product Developer, Cachelan, designer of software to support solar farm owners manage, operate and get necessary financial data from system.

Presented by Farial Karbasi – HR Manager & Financial controller, EDKENT Media, offers a full suite of web design, content marketing, Social media marketing and custom digital marketing services.

IT Trainer Discussion – 44:09 sec

  • Moderated by Craig Striecker, President of Onico Solutions, an industry leader in IT Staffing and IT Resource Consulting Services.
  • Sheryll Smith – Team Lead for Outreach and Engagement, NPower Canada, provides training in a 15-week program with industry certifications with job placement support and 5 years of alumni support.
  • Martha Jez – Co-Founder/CEO, Fair Chance Learning, deliver industry-recognized certifications and in demand skills by employers. 
  • Manoj Bhattarai, Director of Employment and Immigrant Services, YMCA Greater Toronto, delivering an exciting new Bridging Program developed for internationally trained cloud computing and big data professionals in partnership with Seneca College.

Employment Ontario Subsidies for those looking to retrain for a new career – 1:17:37sec

Presented by Kayla Schie, Thornhill Employment Hub

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