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Filling technical skills gap

Written by Linda White
Published in Toronto Sun

LinkedIn research has identified a major skills gap in Toronto’s technology sector, leading to the creation of “boot camps” designed to give at-risk young people the skills needed to immediately launch careers.

Since LinkedIn unveiled its Toronto Economic Graph research with CivicAction and Mayor John Tory in October, CivicAction has worked with local organizations to close the gap and help the region maintain its competitive edge.

Seneca College, NPower Canada and Bitmaker have developed accelerator programs to help fill the gap — all “practical, pragmatic manifestations” of LinkedIn’s vision of creating economic opportunities for professionals and to make them “more productive and successful,” says Jonathan Lister, LinkedIn Canada country manager.

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