|TechWORKS! is an industry-based initiative
to link the career aspirations of young British Columbians with the human resource needs of the province's changing
Working with a growing number of partners, the program's main objectives
have been to:
A FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE is taking place in British
Columbia's economy. There is dynamic growth in technology and
knowledge-based industries while major changes - again technology-driven
- are emerging in more traditional sectors such as forestry and
manufacturing. The application of new and innovative technology
is everywhere, in the biotechnology laboratory, the electronics
research centre and the local municipal engineering department.
These changes, combined with the growing number of openings created
by retiring 'baby boomers', are building a demand for career-ready
technology professionals... and it is today's secondary school
students who will fill this demand.
TechWORKS! is a catalyst for action. By working with a broad
range of stakeholders - industry, government and education - TechWORKS!
has built career awareness, work experience and transition opportunities
for young British Columbians.