Connecting Immigrants and Refugees to Jobs in the Technology Sector

Your donation provides the opportunity for 10 highly-motivated immigrant and refugee job seekers living in Metro Vancouver to participate in an innovative skills training and job placement project to start them off in careers in the tech sector.

Organizer: ISSofBC .

Type Of Group: Education and Research

Location: Vancouver, BC


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The Group's Purpose

Your donation will provide participants with transportation to attend a four-month code bootcamp, occupational language and soft skills training through TechStart.

TechStart: Connecting Immigrants and Refugees to Jobs in the Technology Sector is an innovative partnership project between ISSofBC, Startland and the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training.

The project seeks to provide hiring solutions for 40+ employer partners in the Technology sector by providing skills training and placement support for 10 immigrants and refugees that address the well-documented skills gap in the tech sector.

Although most of the expenses are being covered by the Ministry and by Startland, transportation supports are not and these have been identified as major barriers by the participants.

How to Help

We aim to raise a total of $5,080

About the Organizers

ISSofBC is the oldest, non-profit immigrant-serving organization in BC, established in 1972 to respond to the settlement needs of 800 Ismaili refugees fleeing Idi Amin's rule in Uganda. As one of the largest multi-ethnic immigrant-serving agencies in Canada, ISSofBC services over 25,000 clients a year in 14 sites throughout Metro Vancouver. Over 350 staff and 800 active volunteers work together to provide language, employment and settlement services in over 40 languages.