The New Brunswick Information Technology Council (NBITC) and Rising Stars are pleased to announce the launch of “The Class of 2012”, a program targeted at encouraging more of our youth to pursue careers in Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
The program will result in up to 25 high-school students from the 2012 graduating class to being given firm commitments of an ICT job on graduation from University or Community College, provided they complete a related degree or diploma.
The program is one of a series of measures the Council is taking to grow the ICT talent pool in the Province. “With over 8,000 people already employed, and the sector growing at twice the rate of the economy as a whole, we need to grow supply if we’re to keep the jobs in the Province”, says Larry Sampson, CEO of the Council. The “Class of 2012” is one element of a broader program.
Additoinal informatoin on the program can be found on the web-site.