NPower Canada launches under-served young adults into meaningful and sustainable careers in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) field. The Indigenous Youth Tech Career Pathways (IYTCP) program provides Indigenous young adults (18-29 years old) with access to Elders and enhanced wraparound services which includes counselling to support their successful completion of the NPower Canada program and their transition into meaningful employment in the tech sector.
NPower Canada is committed to serving young adults from communities under-represented in the tech sector and facing systemic barriers to employment. We partnered with Indigenous community leaders and stakeholders to co-design more inclusive programming for Indigenous youth interested in exploring and pursuing tech careers.
One week prior to their starting the 15-week Junior IT Analyst training program, NPower Canada, in collaboration with Elders and community partners, will provide Indigenous enrollees with four days of enhanced, culturally relevant wraparound supports including:
• Virtual ceremony, opening prayers and talking circles • Career and personal exploration activities • Life skills coaching