Sep 14, 2017
Shannon van Leenen
Media Relations Officer
Bow Valley College partners with ICTC to Develop Student Work-Integrated Learning Program
CALGARY – Bow Valley College is pleased to announce its partnership with the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) regarding the recent launch of the Student Work-Integrated Learning Program, WIL Digital.
The College and the ICTC have collaborated with industry partners to develop educational programs that address industry needs in the digital economy.
Through a Memorandum of Understanding with the ICTC, the College is developing a two-year software development diploma.
“The ICTC partnership will open doors for Bow Valley College learners and help employers secure the talent they need to compete in the digital economy,” said Dr. Cherylyn Cameron, Dean of the School of Creative Technologies.
As part of the Digital Marketing and Software Development programs, the College is developing a WIL model with employers. Companies will not only receive wage subsidy but also reap the benefits of employing work-ready graduates, who will gain valuable hands-on experience in the emerging digital economy.
The College has initiated industry partnerships with Evans Hunt and Robots and Pencils for insight into current and emerging skills required in this arena.
“We look forward to working with Bow Valley College and industry partners in the development of a work-integrated learning model that will create opportunities for students to apply their industry-recognized, high-demand digital/ICT skills in high-growth sectors across Alberta’s workforce and provide employers with the skilled talent they need to grow their companies and innovate,” said Sandra Saric, Vice President, Talent Innovation, ICTC.
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Bow Valley College - Calgary and region's only Comprehensive Community College - with more than 15,000 full- and part-time students, is a leader in business and health career training, community studies, creative technologies, adult upgrading, and English Language Learning.