Are they passionate about technology? Why not offer them to make a career out of it? During the month of October, around forty workshops will be presented in class to students from third to fifth secondary by professionals in information and communication technologies (ICT) from TECHNOCompetences.
This consultative body will also offer, on October 27, the exhibition Choose the techs at the Montreal Science Center from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Young people aged 14 to 17 are invited to visit it with their school or their parents. "Rather than attending theoretical presentations, practical demonstrations by about thirty exhibitors are on the program in order to allow young people to live a concrete experience", one mentions in a communicated. Young people who enter the show's competition have a chance to win one of the eight iPod Nano and, the grand prize, an invitation to the filming of the Vlog show, hosted by the reporter, blogger and spokesperson for the show. event, Dominic Arpin.
In addition, the site www.macarrieretechno.com has been revamped and now has a new section for teachers and parents.
The ICT sector is booming. Currently, more than 184,000 people work in this field in Quebec and this number continues to grow. In addition, 55 % of ICT professionals work in another sector of the economy, notably in banking, retail or health. The unemployment rate was barely 3 % in the technology sector in May 2011 against 7.6 % for all other occupations. In addition, it is estimated that 7,500 positions per year will be filled by 2014. This is reflected in the wages which continue to climb. In fact, 50 % of ICT professionals in Quebec earn more than 62,000 $ per year and 25 % more than 82,000 $ per year.
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